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“Intersectionality and the Socialist Temptation” offers an explanation of the phenomenon of intersectionality. The lecture will highlight intersectionality’s virtues and limitations. Ultimately, however, Dr. Corey argues that intersectionality is dangerously divisive because it separates and “fragments” Americans into ever-smaller social groups with distinct and opposed ideological interests. The idea of identifying as a "socialist" in 2020 represents not so much an economic theory that one has adopted, but rather yet another category of identity.

A free livestream of this lecture will be available to view @ 12 noon Eastern on September 17 for those who cannot join in person.

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Elizabeth Corey, Ph.D.
Baylor University

Associate Professor of Political Science

Elizabeth Corey, Ph.D. is an associate professor of Political Science at Baylor University, in Waco, Texas, where she also serves as director of the Honors Program. Her writing has appeared in First ThingsThe AtlanticThe Chronicle of Higher Education and National Affairs, as well as in a variety of scholarly journals. She received a bachelor’s in Classics from Oberlin College, and master’s and doctoral degrees in Art History and Political Science from Louisiana State University. She was the American Enterprise Institute’s Values and Capitalism Visiting Professor for 2018-19.

Event Details

Start Date

End Date

Location

Acton Institute | Mark Murray Auditorium
98 E. Fulton Street
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
United States

Schedule

11:30 a.m. Doors open
12:00 p.m. Lecture begins
12:30 p.m. Q&A
1:00 p.m. Lecture ends

Tickets

$15 General | $10 Student
Includes box lunch and beverage

(Please RSVP at least 48 hours in advance to guarantee a box lunch.)

Group discounts for schools and other organizations available.

Event livestream is free and will be available to view @ 12 noon Eastern on September 17 for those who cannot join in person.

Parking

Directions to the Acton Institute

Metered street parking is available. Please bring sufficient change with you for meters or pay for parking with the Motu Parking app on your smartphone (iOS and Android).

Paid parking lots are also available nearby. Please enter building off of Sheldon Blvd.

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