Forum on Critical Race Theory and Education with NKU and Democracy and Me

Critical Race Theory and Education Gloria Ladson Billings

Dr. David Childs, D.D., Ph.D.
Northern Kentucky University

College and high school students at an upcoming virtual forum featuring Democracy and Me and Northern Kentucky University’s Black and Brown Educators of Excellence student group will discuss the topic of critical race theory (CRT) in public schools and highlight the importance of a diverse and more multicultural curriculum.

Faculty and staff at Northern Kentucky in the College of Education have been highlighting the importance of diversity in education for some time now through various programs and activities such as an annual think tank on diversity and inclusion, developing the Black and Brown Educators of Excellence student group, having a diversity committee housed within the college and even embedding and interweaving issues of diversity throughout curriculum in many courses. Cincinnati Public Radio’s Democracy and Me program shares the same values related to diversity embraced by NKU and as a result has co-planned a forum to discuss critical race theory and other other topics related to diversity and education. The free virtual event is slated for Monday November 29, 6pm and promises to be enlightening and educational. The talk will add more clarity to the national discussion around diversity and education as it relates to CRT. The event is free and open to the public. Those interested in attending and participating in the free discussion can register here

Meanwhile check out these resources that offer educators and the general public information and lessons about diversity and education and critical race theory.

Resources for Integrating Critical Race Theory in a K-12 and Undergraduate Classrooms
Talking About Race and Privilege: Lesson Plan for Middle and High School Students
Critical Race Lesson Resources for Middle Grades Students
Take 5: Critical Race Theory Toolkit
Learn & Unlearn: Anti-racism Resource Guide
Parents seeing through educrats’ lies about critical race theory can ‘fight the power’ and win
Should Pa. schools adopt critical race theory curriculum? | Pro/Con

References and Further Reading
What Is Critical Race Theory, and Why Is It Under Attack?
Critical Race Theory: An Introduction By Richard Delgado and Jean Stefancic
Critical race theory in the classroom: Understanding the debate
‘Children deserve to be taught’: Teachers in 22 cities are planning protests over laws restricting racism lessons in schools
Texas is the latest state to take action on ‘Critical Race Theory’