Panel to discuss Critical Race Theory

Written by Alison Parkins on Thu, 09/16/2021 - 11:06 |
Critical Race Theory Panel

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and the College of Liberal Arts and Education will host “What is Critical Race Theory?” – a panel discussion followed by a Q&A session – on Tuesday, Sept. 28, from 6-8 p.m. in Velzy Commons, Ullsvik Hall. The event is free and open to the public. 

The topic of Critical Race Theory has been widely discussed the past year, and anti-CRT legislation has been either proposed or passed in 28 states, including Wisconsin, Iowa and Michigan. This event aims to define Critical Race Theory and discuss various perceptions surrounding it. 

Presenters and topics will include Dr. David Krugler, professor of history, “Liberty, Slavery, and the Founding: How Does CRT Fit In?”; Dr. Frank King, associate professor and program coordinator of ethnic studies and executive director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, “Defining CRT and the Movements to Sanitize History”; Dr. David Gillota, associate professor of English, “Is CRT Anti-American?”; and Dr. Will LeSuer, assistant professor of criminal justice, “CRT and Crime.”

For more information, visit www.uwplatt.edu/events/2021/09/what-critical-race-theory