Join us for an invigorating panel discussion, titled “LET’S TALK. BE PART OF OUR DISCUSSION”, where we delve deep into the discourse of Critical Race Theory (CRT). We aim to shed light on what CRT is, why it was developed, its objectives, and the reasons behind why it scares some people.
The program: What is Critical Race Theory? Our colorblind laws ban school segregation, guarantee voting rights and promise equal justice for all. But schools are segregated, Black voting is suppressed, and Black and Brown inmates fill our jails and prisons in vastly disproportionate numbers. Why have colorblind laws failed to create racial equality? What else is needed? These are questions Critical Race Theory asks. What answers have been found?
Where and when: The program will take place on Sunday, October 22, 2023, from 2:00 to 4:30 in the Auditorium of the Monroe County Public Library, 303 E. Kirkwood Ave., Bloomington. Free parking is available in IU’s Poplars Garage at 6th and Dunn Streets, a block from the Library.
The discussion will be heightened by the valuable insights of our esteemed panelists:
Rashad Nelms, JD serves as IU’s Associate Vice President for Strategy and Innovation, and Associate Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion.
Elizabeth Mitchell and Nashuba Hudson offer unique perspectives. Mitchell is a renowned historian of Southern Indiana’s African-American community, a filmmaker, and an activist. Hudson, is the President of IU’s Black Law Students Association and an eager student of Critical Race Theory.
Maqubé Reese, President of the Monroe County Branch of the NAACP, will also grace us with her insights.
We extend our invitation to join us at **303 E Kirkwood Avenue, Bloomington, IN 47408**. Free parking is available at the Poplars Garage, located at 415 E. 6th Street, and all city lots and streets.
**Don’t miss this opportunity to engage in a thought-provoking community conversation.**
With topics as crucial as these, every voice matters and every input counts. Bring your questions, share your views, and be part of our vibrant and diverse panel discussion. We look forward to seeing you on October 22nd. Together, let’s strive to deepen our understanding of the Critical Race Theory and address the fears and misconceptions surrounding it.
The following organizations have signed on as supporters of the event:
- Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Kappa Tau Omega chapter
- Brown County League of Women Voters
- Indiana University Civic Leaders Center
- Indiana University NAACP
- Indiana University Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center
- Jeffersonville / Clark County, Indiana N.A.A.C.P.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission of the City of Bloomington
- Monroe County Democratic Party
- Monroe County Democratic Women’s Caucus
- Monroe County League of Women Voters
- Monroe County National Organization for Women (NOW)
- St. Thomas Lutheran Church
- Trinity Episcopal Church
- Unitarian Universalist Church Racial Justice Task Force