Unpacking the National Dialogue Around Critical Race Theory

Wednesday, November 3, 2021
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Join us for this panel discussion of the roots of the resistance to Critical Race Theory, particularly in the context of schools. Panelists will provide faculty, administrator, parent, and K-12 educator perspectives on contextualizing and unpacking the current national dialogue around Critical Race Theory.

Panelist Information


Burnett headshot.JPGDr. Brunett

Dr. Burnett currently serves as the Director for Innovation and Collaboration at Minnesota State. Prior to this role, she worked in several positions within the College of Education at Minnesota State University, Mankato for over 10 years. She also taught special education at the high school level. Dr. Burnett was a founding member of the Coalition to Increase Teachers of Color and American Indian Teachers (TOCAIT) in Minnesota.


Berry Headshot.jpgDr. Timothy Berry

Dr. Timothy Berry, Interim Associate Vice President for Faculty Affairs and Equity Initiatives.  Dr. Berry work includes creative arts, healing from racialized trauma, Black studies, and critical race studies in education. 

Beschorner Headshot.jpgDr. Beth Beschorner

Dr. Beth Beschorner is a Department Chair of the Elementary and Literacy Education Department at MSU, Mankato and also serves as the Associate Director of Equity Initiatives for the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. She is a former elementary educator, has experience teaching both undergraduate and graduate coursework, and researches literacy, technology, and race in education.

Curammeng Headshot.jpgDr. Edward R. Curammeng

Dr. Edward R. Curammeng is an Assistant Professor in the Teacher Education Division at California State University, Dominguez Hills. His research examines the relationship between ethnic studies and education in shaping the experiences of students and teachers of color. He received a Ph.D. in Education at the University of California, Los Angeles and an M.A. in Asian American studies from San Francisco State University where he taught with Pin@y Educational Partnerships (PEP). He is also a member of the People's Education Movement. 

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. 

This opportunity was made possible by the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund and the Minnesota Office of Higher Education.


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