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Join the Conversation at AACTE’s Town Hall on Critical Race Theory

AACTE Town Hall on Critical Race Theory

Facilitated by a panel of education deans, this open forum will examine and discuss the integral role educator preparation programs play in advancing scholarly work on Critical Race Theory, as well as ways to resist attacks on institutions’ efforts centered around this work. You are invited to join your colleagues and share challenges and success stories about your efforts to address race, equity, and social justice during these challenging times including the following topics:

  • The challenges EPPs face in advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives because of the federal ruling and COVID-19
  • How EPPs can resist the recent attacks on institutions’ work and impact centered on Critical Race Theory
  • Success stories of EPPs’ work in Critical Race Theory since the federal ruling and COVID-19

Featured panelists are

  • Marvin Lynn, Ph.D., Dean & Professor, College of Education, Portland State University  
  • Kimberly White-Smith, Ed.D., Dean, La Fetra College of Education and Professor, University of La Verne  
  • Lisa Norton, Ed.D., Dean, College of Education and Health Sciences, Touro University, California
  • Jesse Perez Mendez, Ph.D., Dean, College of Education, Texas Tech University  
  • John Henning, Ph.D., Dean School of Education, Monmouth University 
  • Jacob Easley II, Ph.D., Dean, Graduate School of Education, Touro College

Over the last few weeks, AACTE released its statement on the importance of critical race theory in education and shared Marvin Lynn’s and the Education Deans for Justice and Equity’s work on critical race theory in this blog. AACTE also featured panelist John Henning in a Q&A blog in response to those who oppose training teacher candidates in critical race theory.

Bring your voice to the Town Hall to continue the conversation!

Register now.


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