Thu, Jan 13|
Standing Up to CRT Attacks: Strategies and Actions
Join us to discuss the attacks on Critical Race Theory (CRT)!
Time & Location
Jan 13, 2022, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM EST
About the Event
In this Action Dialogue, we will:
- Discuss Critical Race Theory (CRT) and how it is being used as a tool to threaten inclusion, diversity, and equity in our public schools.
- Bring together educators and school leaders targeted by and countering the racist attacks by anti-CRT groups
- Share strategies that panelists have used in response to these attacks
- Brainstorm ways to collaborate with other progressives and civil rights groups to counter the anti-CRT campaigns
Keith Eric Benson (Camden, NJ) - Camden Public School educator, qualitative researcher, and current President of the Camden Education Association (CEA)
Jennifer Lima (North Kingstown, RI) - School Board member who has been targeted by right wing anti-CRT community members
Glenabah Martinez (Alburquerque, NM) - Associate Professor at University of New Mexico Taos/Diné, who works with and writes about Indigenous youth in high schools
Terry Michal (Birmingham, AL) - Employed by the Birmingham American Federation of Teachers and just completed a 4-year term as an elected school board member for Birmingham City Schools
John Petrovic (Tuscaloosa, AL) - Program coordinator for social and cultural studies at The University of Alabama who provides context for the ideology of the CRT backlash at the university-level
Gabriel Tanglao (Trenton, NJ) - Associate Director of the New Jersey Education Association, Human and Civil Rights, Equity and Governance Committee, who has developed a cross-divisional strategic plan to combat the anti-CRT & anti-LGBTQ attacks across the state
Denisha Jones - USOS Moderator, Sarah Lawrence College, Director Art of Teaching
Uniting to Save Our Schools (USOS) is a progressive, anti-racist organization (formerly Save our Schools March and National Call to Action) that sponsors “Action Dialogues” on critical issues impacting U.S. Public Schools.