There has been a lot of talk about Critical Race Theory or “CRT” in the news and social media lately. Opinions are divided. Some say that CRT is an examination of the historic effects of racism on society, and the resulting impact on access to legal rights and community resources. Others say that CRT discriminates against white people and generates division. Let’s talk about it: What is CRT? Where did it come from? Does banning CRT from schools or government address a problem or create one? What is opinion and what is fact when it comes to the conversation about CRT? How can we talk about race going forward? Join us for a thoughtful conversation about CRT today.
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ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
Rowdy has worked in the field of diversity and inclusion for over a decade. Currently he is full time faculty in the field of Communication with an emphasis in Interpersonal Communication, Public Speaking, and Intercultural Communication. He has lead peer Mentoring groups that educate youth about drug prevention, educational success, and college and career readiness. Rowdy completed director training from the Anytown/Ourtown programs and teaches young people and their leaders about power, privilege, equity, and inclusion. He also sits on the curriculum board for Anytown AZ. An engaging and passionate presenter and facilitator, Rowdy is also the director of Phoenix College’s Diversity Incorporated., a program that teaches students how to present the MOSAIC inclusiveness program, and he is an active member of the Healing Racism Public Dialogue Series, winner of the 2008 National League of Cities Promoting Inclusive Award. He also produces and delivers his Inclusive Activism Podcast bi-weekly to his thousands of listeners about how the intersections of Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity work are a form of Personal Leadership.