AF-Chicago: What should we do about Critical Race Theory?
June 28, 2021 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Elephant & Castle
111 W Adams St., Chicago, IL
As legislatures in several states are debating bills that purport to ban or restrict the inclusion of Critical Race Theory in K-12 schools, an argument has erupted about whether this tactic is the best way to address the problem. But this argument lacks a lot of clarity: both about what Critical Race Theory actually is and about the best means to address it if you’re convinced it’s a major problem.
What is Critical Race Theory? How has it come to be included in some school curriculums? Is it possible to pass legislation restricting or banning the teaching of Critical Race Theory without violating the Constitution or without creating a ripple of unintended consequences that has a chilling effect on classroom conversations? And if legislation isn’t the solution, what is?
Join America’s Future – Chicago and Jonathan Greenberg, director of freedom initiatives at the Jack Miller Family Foundation, for a conversation on Critical Race Theory and what, if anything, can or should be done about it.
Happy hour begins at 6pm. Conversation begins at 6:30pm. Tickets are $10 and include complimentary food and two drink tickets.