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Poetry In Action: Critical Race Theory

Thursday, Feb. 3
6-7:15 PM ET

online event, open to the public and all mentees & mentors

Legal scholar Kimberlé Crenshaw, who coined the term Critical Race Theory (CRT), notes that CRT is not a noun, but a verb. Under attack and banned from being taught in some schools, CRT takes center stage in this vital Community Chat where we explore the affects of systemic racism and seek liberation. Stories will be shared and silence will be broken in an evening culminating in writing poetry with poet Brittany Barker. Come conjugate Critical Race Theory by letting your voice be heard!

Meet the Teaching Artist

Brittany Barker

Brittany Barker

Brittany Barker is an educator, poet and the creative director of Creative Soul House. She’s served in education for 8 years, as a humanities instructor, curriculum designer and a Dean of Programs where she spearheaded schoolwide youth and adult-development initiatives for enrichment and socio-emotional learning. Brittany has been recognized by the Walton Foundation for her leadership in transformative arts education and currently curates holistic and social-justice experiences for schools and organizations in local NY communities.

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February 3, 2022 6:00 pm 7:15 pm EST

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