Asif Afridi Video Interview
From Ashlee Christoffersen on August 30th, 2021
In this video, Asif Afridi, Deputy CEO of Birmingham-based equalities and racial justice organisation brap reflects on the utility of the report’s framework for thinking about applying intersectionality. Yet he notes that more needs to be done than simply think differently about intersectionality; we need to better understand systems of power and oppression and our own roles in maintaining them, and how they can be disrupted and transformed. He offers that intersectionality is not a substitute for understanding how systems of oppression operate, and doing the work to be an antiracist, feminist, and so on. He discusses how more needs to be done in the UK to make the links between equalities, intersectionality and wider social and climate justice issues, and to build relationships across these.