Equity & Diversity Live Online Discussion

Critical Race Theory: Understanding the Debate

This event occurred on July 13, 2021 3:05 PM EDT, but is available to view on-demand.
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Join the conversation in our upcoming episode of A Seat at the Table when Peter DeWitt sits down with lawyer-educator Janel George and EdWeek reporters, Stephen Sawchuk and Andrew Ujifusa, as they discuss what’s at the heart of the debate over critical race theory and why it’s become so controversial.

Read more: What Is Critical Race Theory, and Why Is It Under Attack?

Speakers
Stephen Sawchuk
Associate Editor Education Week
Stephen covers superintendents, district management, school safety, and civics education for Education Week. He joined the newspaper in 2008 and formerly covered the teaching profession, curriculum, and instruction. He holds degrees from Georgetown and Columbia Universities and was a 2017 Knight-Wallace Fellow at the University of Michigan. His work has also appeared in Smithsonian.com, The Hechinger Report, and the Huffington Post.
Andrew Ujifusa
Assistant Editor Education Week
Andrew covers Congress, the U.S. Department of Education, and national education policy and politics for Education Week. He is a co-author of Education Week’s Politics K-12 blog. He previously worked at newspapers in Maryland and Mississippi and taught English at two high schools in Japan.
Janel George
Lawyer & Adjunct Professor Georgetown University
Janel is an associate professor at Georgetown University’s Law Center, where she is the founder and director of the Racial Equity in Education Law and Policy Clinic. She has worked in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives as legislative counsel and for several nonprofits.
Moderator
Peter DeWitt is a former K-5 public school principal turned author, presenter, and leadership coach.
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