Get ready Davis High, IFSO (Intersectional Feminist Service Outreach) is coming to Davis this October. The new club will be advised by Mr. Hatch, who teaches American Civilization.
Mr. Hatch says he accepted the role of advisor to offer “a space” for students interested in participating. IFSO aims to educate and empower students through mini-lessons, workshops, and service projects every term. While a feminist club will generally focus on women’s issues, the class is open to students of all genders.
Intersectionality is the interconnected nature of certain groups, examining the crossover of race, gender, and class in said group. The club purposely puts intersectionality at its center, with the hope to bring light to issues for all women, all over the world. Hatch says that intersectionality helps people to understand complexity and how different social issues are connected.
Many prospective club members look forward to the comradery of like-minded people. In fact, community is meant to be one of the main benefits. Future member Allie Erickson looks forward to “bringing a sense of community between all people because [the club] is inclusive”.