The virtual event, which is the first of the academic year and
16th in the series, is titled “Intersectionality in Intimate
Partner Violence” and will take place 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21,
2021 on Webex.
The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Angela Fitzpatrick,
director of the Catharine S. Eberly Center for Women,
focusing on how society does not treat all victims of abuse
equally — from how social biases influence perceptions of
survivors to how systemic inequities create barriers for care
“According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence,
one in three women and one in four men have experienced physical
violence in their intimate relationships,” Fitzpatrick said.
“Using an intersectional lens allows us to take a closer look at
how race, class, gender and sexuality shape a person’s
experience with intimate partner violence so that we can be
better equipped to prevent this violence and support survivors.”
The UToledo Office of Diversity and Inclusion organized the
director of Title IX and Compliance and Title IX coordinator
assistant director for center operations at the UToledo
Center for Student Advocacy and Wellness;
Talacia Coleman, coordinator
of domestic violence services at YWCA Northwest Ohio;
executive director of Bethany House; and
and technical assistance coordinator for BRAVO.
UToledo launched the Dialogues on Diversity series in
2020 after George Floyd was killed in Minneapolis by a police
officer, sparking protests nationwide against systemic racism.
The University of Toledo is a community that celebrates and
respects people of all backgrounds and experiences. As an
institution, we remain committed to building an inclusive
environment free of racism, sexism, bigotry and other negative