Journal for Peace and Justice Studies

Volume 19, Issue 1, 2009

Coalitions Across Difference

Patricia Altenbernd Johnson
Pages 3-13

Building Coalitions Across Difference

This article reviews four papers presented at the 33rd Annual Richard R. Baker Colloquium in Philosophy that was held at the University of Dayton on March 6-8, 2008. The second section reflects on the current form of these papers from a pedagogical perspective that emphasizes the importance of continual reflection on the conceptualization of intersectionality, the importance of reflecting on practices which may prevent us from the practice of intersectional understanding and action, and the theoretical and pedagogical need to continue to be attentive to the discourse of the dominant and how this discourse constructs our social and political realities as well as our individual identities.