Navigating Social Norms within the Military Culture: Intersectionality of gender and race through a lived experience

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Event cost: $10.00USD

Abstract: The understanding and application of intersectionality and power balance remains a key competence skill for practicing behavior analysts. As behavior analysts expand their scope in working in different special interest groups, the ability to generalize understanding of individual learning history and how this influences interventions remains critical. White supremacy culture impacts all aspects of social structures and continues to place those with marginalized identities at risk for abuse. Honoring the lived experience of those with marginalized intersectional identities relates directly to the core principles under our ethics code.

This event offers a unique opportunity to learn from the lived experience of active duty US service members. Many behavior analysts serve military families or work directly with military personnel. An incredibly important factor in building competency in this scope, is the consultation from the service population. Oftentimes, this consultation lacks intersectionality and thus serves to disproportionately benefit those with dominant identities.

Behavior analysts will learn from two active duty service members whose lived experience allows them to provide perspective on impacts to marginalized service members. Learning objectives include understanding social and structural barriers within the US military and being given specific actions to affirm values related to cultural humility and intersectionality.

ACE Provider and BCBA:
Gabrielle Barrientos MAE, BCBA, LBA, ICA (she/her)

Subject Matter Expert and Panelist:
Gemma Skuraton DrPH, MPH, CHES, LAT, ATC, USAW, CPT, FMS, RYT-200 (she/her)
Master Gunnery Sergeant Billy Richardson (he/him)

United States Marine Corps
Sergeant First Class Jami Williams (she/her)
United States Army