Please join us for the 8th Annual Let’s Talk Racism Conference! Our theme this year is Preparing & Protecting Social Justice Educators in Polarizing Times. The keynote panel will occur Friday, March 15th at 6:30 pmand conference sessions will take place Saturday, March 16th from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, at North Carolina Central University.
The purpose of this event is to give K-12 educators and pre-service teachers an opportunity to engage in sessions centered on the impact of systemic racism and ways of dismantling it in our schools. While educators are the target audience, we welcome all community members to participate.
We are switching things up this year by having a keynote panel. The planning committee is thrilled to announce Dr. Daniella Ann Cook and Dr. Matthew Patrick Shaw as our speakers. Dr. Cook, an Associate Professor in the Department of Education at the University of South Carolina, is the co-editor of the soon to be published book, Critical Race Theory and Classroom Practice.
Dr. Shaw is an Assistant Professor of Law at Vanderbilt Law School and an Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Education at Vanderbilt Peabody College. An expert on laws regarding affirmative action, immigration rights, and culturally responsive education, he will present observations from his recent law review article, Much Ado about Critical Race Theory, which explores the pitfalls and opportunities presented by the recent wave of so-called “anti-CRT” state laws.
This event is co-sponsored by North Carolina Central University’s School of Education, we are(working to extend anti-racist education,Inc.), and Ben & Jerry’s of Chapel Hill.
Conference Planning Committee