On September 30th, 2020 at 8pm Eastern, the HxK-12Education Community hosted “Critical Race Theory and Anti-Racism in K-12 Schools: Problems and Solutions, Part 1”, a virtual roundtable discussion. This event, featuring James Lindsay, co-author of “Cynical Theories,” and Erec Smith, author of “A Critique of Anti-racism in Rhetoric and Composition: The Semblance of Empowerment,” explored the roots of critical race theory and anti-racism, critiqued how the concepts are applied in K-12 schools, and provided alternative approaches to discussions of race. This was the first roundtable discussion in a two-part series. Part 2 focused on strategies for K-12 teachers, administrators, parents, and community members for how to approach these issues in their schools.
Attendees were able to pose questions for the speakers during the event. This event was recorded.
Space was limited, and registration closed 45 minutes prior to the start of the event.