On Thursday, July 8th at 5:30 PM (Pacific Time), Californians for Equal Rights Foundation (CFER) will host a virtual forum featuring three distinguished speakers on the topic of critical race theory (CRT).
- Dr. Erec Smith, Co-founder and Co-editor of Free Black Thought, Writing Fellow for Heterodox Academy, Associate Professor of Rhetoric, York College of Pennsylvania, and author of the 2020 book, A Critique of Anti-racism in Rhetoric and Composition: The Semblance of Empowerment.
- Mr. Christian Garcia, Elected Trustee at Palomar Community College Board, High School Teacher in San Diego.
- Ms. Robin Steenman, Co-founder and Chair of the Williamson County Chapter of Moms for Liberty.
Representing resistance to CRT from academics, school district officials and parents, our speakers will each bring with them unique perspectives and valuable experiences. Collectively, this forum seeks to explore these important questions:
- How can we situate CRT, in relation to its competing theories and its purported beneficiaries?
- What are some real-life examples of CRT in both school curriculums and district-level policies?
- How are grassroots actors empowering themselves to push back CRT-themed education?
Please register here to our CRT public forum. We kindly suggest a $50 donation so that CFER can continue to operate swiftly and present to you premium programs raising public awareness on equal rights, merit and critical race theory!
About Californians for Equal Rights Foundation (CFER): We are a non-partisan and non-profit organization established following the defeat of Proposition 16 in 2020, with a mission to defend and raise public awareness on the cause of equal rights through public education, civic engagement and community outreach. In 1996, California became the first U.S. state to amend its constitution by passing Proposition 209 to ban racial discrimination and preferences. Prop. 209 requires that “the state shall not discriminate against, or grant preferential treatment to, any individual or group on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin in the operation of public employment, public education, or public contracting.” CFER is dedicated to educating the public on this important constitutional principle of equal treatment. www.Cferfoundation.org.