Our October Event will be a Zoom Event
Thursday, October 20, 2022
Critical Race Theory: What It Is And What It Is Not
“While birthed through justice struggles in legal studies pertinent to American jurisprudence, CRT as a theory on race, and a praxis for being in the world that critically seeks to acknowledge, understand, and challenge racism, has implications for social interactions globally. Thus, CRT should not be seen as a theory that is only beneficial to the US context, as it is used throughout the globe in matters of international racial justice, particularly as it relates to matters of colonialism, anti-blackness, linguistic marginalization, border policies, militarized policing, etc. CRT is a gateway for us to understand the ways race and racism, which are global phenomena, impact us within and across our global territories.”
Dr. Justin Coles
Justin A. Coles, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Social Justice Education in the department of Student Development at the University of Massachusetts Amherst College of Education. Within the College, Dr. Coles serves as the Director of Arts, Culture, and Political Engagement at the Center of Racial Justice and Youth Engaged Research (CRJ). His research agenda converges at the intersections of critical race studies in education, Black studies, youth languages & literacies, and urban (teacher) education. Central to Dr. Coles’ research agenda is leveraging the stories of youth life through arts-based methods as a prime research analytic to inform the ways we develop counter structures to oppressive school and societal regimes. Dr. Coles is a William T. Grant Theories of Blackness, Indigeneity, and Racialization in Research to Reduce Inequality in the Lives of Young People Writing Fellow.
Included will be a discussion with our own Christopher Souza on teaching history
General Audience $10.00
Students attend for free
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