The ABA Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice and the African American Policy Forum are pleased to collaborate on a four-part webinar series on Critical Race Theory (CRT). Over the past year, Critical Race Theory has been increasingly misrepresented by the Right in an organized, widespread effort to stifle racial justice and gender equity, and weaken our multiracial democracy. In response to these attacks, AAPF held a 5-day Critical Race Theory Summer School in mid-August 2021 to educate participants about the origins, principles, and insights of Critical Race Theory, and to chart a path forward.
This opening segment (listen via this podcast) to this series is an edited version of a conversation that took place on the first day of Summer School, and features some of the leading thinkers in the field of Critical Race Theory. Together, the panelists tell the story of how CRT came to be, explore what it teaches us about the world, and discuss how it can now help us protect the very existence of critical thinking about race. This webinar foregrounds the subtle but significant ways in which these ideas have been institutionalized and offers participants concrete tools to challenge and dislodge structural inequalities.
This four-part Critical Race Theory webinar series will be held in conjunction with CRSJ's quarterly meetings. Parts 2-4 will be held during the Midyear meeting in February, Spring meeting in April, and Annual meeting in August. Additional details are forthcoming - stay tuned!