The Let’s Talk Racism Conference
Let’s Talk Racism Conference is intended to give K-12 educators and pre-service teachers an opportunity to engage in sessions centered on the impact of systemic racism and ways of dismantling it in our schools. This year’s theme is “Moving From the Margins.”
Conference organizers are thrilled to announce that Dr. Nolan L. Cabrera, an award-winning scholar and Associate Professor in the Center for the Study of Higher Education at the University of Arizona, will be delivering the keynote address. Dr. Cabrera will be speaking on the Tucson Unified School District and the fight for Mexican American Studies. He is heavily involved with the case where the U.S. District Court ruled that school officials’ “racial animus” motivated shutting down the ethnic studies curriculum.
Come learn about how the courses positively impacted students’ educational experiences and how to fight for ethnic studies in your local district.
During the conference, breakout sessions will be facilitated on a number of topics, including but not limited to:
Advocating for ethnic studies
Dismantling systemic racism in education
Advocacy for Black & Latinx students
Racial equity leadership at the district level
Experiences of LGBTQ youth
March 24, 9am-4pm
H. M. Michaux, Jr. School of Education Building
700 Cecil Street on North Carolina Central University
The conference registration fee is $40.00 and $20.00 for students.
This event is co-sponsored by we are (working to extend anti-racist education), North Carolina Central University’s School of Education, the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke University, and Ben & Jerry’s of Chapel Hill.
Visit we are’s website, www.weare-nc.org, for additional information.