The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion recently hosted a panel, “The Truth about Critical Race Theory (CRT)” and is hosting an event with one of the original scholars to develop CRT, Dr. Kevin Brown, on Friday, February 10th. We are hosting this Perspectives session to provide space to talk about all the great information presented at those events and connect it to our work!
As we honor Black History Month, and the National theme for 2023: Black Resistance, we will learn more about the Black scholars who developed CRT and their continued influence in the work for racial justice. We will also discuss the history of Black Resistance as a core part of the Black experience in America and how it can continue to inform our work.
“…Black people, I was always taught, are the heart and soul of this nation. We are the canaries in the minefield who cry out when this nation strays too far from who it is supposed to be for all of us. We believe in the idea of the American dream, just not the reality. We too sing America; we just want to do it with our own voices and with our own song.” ~ Dr. Karsonya Wise Whitehead
In case you missed the MLK Keynote panel: “The Truth about Critical Race Theory”, you can visit HERE to view the recorded event prior to this Perspectives discussion!
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all Washington University School of Medicine sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this event, at least one week before the event, please contact the Washington University School of Medicine Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in advance at 314-273-2809 or MedDEI@wustl.edu.