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Let’s Talk Racism Conference

March 20, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - March 21, 2020 @ 6:30 pm

$30 – $60

The 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 Becoming Anti-Racist Educators. While educators are the target audience, we welcome all community members to participate.

We are thrilled to announce that Dr. Cheryl E. Matias will be delivering the keynote address. She is the author of Feeling White: Whiteness, Emotionality, and Education and Surviving Becky(s): Pedagogies for Deconstructing Whiteness and Gender (2020). Dr. Matias is the 2019-2020 Interdisciplinary Institute for the Study of (In)Equality Visiting Professor at University of Denver and an Associate Professor in the School of Education & Human Development (SEHD) at the University of Colorado Denver.

Please note that the keynote address will occur Friday, March 20 at 6:30 pm at the B.N. Duke Auditorium (1851 Fayetteville St) on North Carolina Central University’s campus. The conference sessions will take place Saturday, March 21 at 9:00 am in the H.M. Michaux, Jr. School of Education (700 Cecil Street).

During the conference, breakout sessions will be facilitated on a number of topics, including but not limited to:

  • Advocacy for students of color

  • Disrupting systemic racism in education

  • Teacher activism

  • Racism’s impact on mental health

  • Advocacy for ethnic studies

  • Racial Equity Leadership at the school and district levels

  • Experiences of LGBTQ youth in schools

  • Parent advocacy

The conference is co-sponsored by we are, the North Carolina Central University School of Education, the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity, and Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream of Chapel Hill


March 20, 2020 @ 6:30 pm
March 21, 2020 @ 6:30 pm
$30 – $60


North Carolina Central University


H. M. Michaux, Jr. School of Education Building, North Carolina Central University
700 Cecil Street
Durham, NC 27707
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