Recently, critical race theory has become a flashpoint of controversy—but what does it really mean? Is CRT anti-American? Should CRT be taught in schools? And why is there so much backlash against it?
NJPAC invites you to join us for The Trials of Critical Race Theory, the next PSEG True Diversity Film Series screening and panel discussion.
NJPAC’s PSEG True Diversity Film Series focuses on films that examine different aspects of the ongoing social justice movement. Our series follows a book club model: We’ll watch the selected films in our homes, then come together online to discuss them with panelists who can offer context.
How to participate:
- Register here!
- Click to watch The Trials of Critical Race Theory from home on your own schedule.
- Join us for a virtual panel discussion at 7PM on Monday, February 28, 2022.
Our panel will be moderated by Dr. Durell Cooper, Founder and CEO of Cultural Innovation Group and adjunct instructor at UNC-Charlotte, NYU and The City College of New York. We’ll discuss the film, critical race theory and the movement to sanitize history.
Our panelists include:
Linda McDonald Carter, Newark attorney, activist, longtime law professor at Essex Community College and founder of the Roots Foundation.
Dr. Thandeka K. Chapman, Critical Race Theory scholar and professor in the Education Studies Department at the University of California San Diego.
Norrinda Hayat, Director of Rutgers’ Civil Justice Clinic, professor of Critical Race Theory and former US Department of Justice trial attorney in the Civil Rights Division.
Dr. Marvin Lynn, professor of Education at Portland State University and lead editor of The Handbook of Critical Race Theory in Education.