Demystifying Critical Race Theory: How CRT can support organizational diversity, equity, and inclusion

Date & Time
10.26.2021 9:00am - 10:30am
Location
Virtual event

 

Elevating Lives 2021

 

Demystifying Critical Race Theory: How CRT can support organizational diversity, equity, and inclusion

 

Critical Race Theory is the buzzword of summer 2021. Much of its popularity has been driven by state legislators who have introduced, or passed, bills to ban Critical Race Theory from being taught in public schools. These efforts continue despite teachers’ assertions that this graduate-level legal theory is not being taught in K-12 schools. There are many popular misconceptions about CRT and its place in our schools, workplaces, and organizations. CRT is not a diversity and inclusion “training” but a practice of interrogating the role of race and racism in society.

Please join YW Boston and Critical Race Theory scholar Patricia J. Williams for the first installment of our 2021 Elevating Lives virtual event series. Patricia J. Williams is a University Professor of Law and Philosophy, and Director of Law, Technology and Ethics at Northeastern University. She has published widely in the areas of race, gender, and law and has appeared in publications including the Guardian, Ms., the New York Times, the New Yorker, and the Washington Post.

During this event, we’ll take a closer look at Critical Race Theory, explore corporations’ responsibility to support racial justice, and understand how CRT can help organizations better determine where to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) work.

 

Date: Tuesday, October 26, 2021
Time:9:00AM – 10:30AM

 

Find more about our Elevating Lives 2021 event series, including registration and sponsorship opportunities.