Critical Race Theory: What It Is and What It Isn't on Jan. 31

December 20, 2021
Submitted By: Office of Diversity and Community Engagement

To kick off the month-long celebration of Black History Month 2022, the University of Hartford, in collaboration with Wesleyan University, will host a conversation on the topic of Critical Race Theory, with guest presenter Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings. This program will be held virtually on Monday, January 31, 2022 at noon; Zoom access information below.

Dr. Ladson-Billings will explain the origins of Critical Race Theory and why it’s become such a political and cultural flashpoint. At its core, the current national uproar signals the imperative for institutions of higher education to examine and unearth the many ways race impacts society.

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More about our guest speaker

Gloria Ladson-Billings is the former Kellner Distinguished Chair of Urban Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, a Fellow of the American Educational Research Association, a Fellow of the Hagler Institute of Texas A&M University, and a member of the National Academy of Education, where she served as President 2017-2021.

Her area of expertise is culturally relevant pedagogy and equity-focused instruction. She is author of the critically acclaimed book, “The Dreamkeepers: Successful Teachers of African American Children” as well as two other single-authored books, ten edited books, and more than 100 journal articles and book chapters. She is the recipient of nine honorary degrees from US and international universities.

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