What is Critical Race Theory and why is it so controversial right now?
Critical Race Theory is an academic framework to help us understand racial injustice in the present by analyzing the racist ideologies, policies and actions of the past. But even in its simplest form, it can still be difficult to conceptualize or understand. Let alone debunk the false accusations thrown its way.
Critical Race Tree: Visualizing Systemic Racism is a workshop that will equip educators with 4 new visualization exercises. We’ll begin by understanding our own identities and experiences, and how they intersect with one another. Then, we’ll examine the consequences of racism in our own schools/contexts, and work backwards to identify the racist ideologies, policies and actions in the past that caused them. We’ll conclude with an exercise to help us brainstorm solutions and actions that can lead us to racial equity across cultural-ethno-racial groups in our schools.
Don’t be frightened by the “Critical Race Theory” boogieman anymore! Come learn how we can foster antiracist classrooms together!
Claire is the Founder and Director of Xenolearn, a virtual learning hub for diversity, equity, and inclusion. From fear to understanding, Xenolearn’s mission is to make the world safer for human differences. we are a nonprofit educational company that offers resources, a podcast, book clubs, and classes. She is the creator and instructor of the course Becoming a More Inclusive Family: A Toolkit for Appreciating Seen and Unseen Differences, an online course that grounds Anthropological principles into useful and practical tools.
Claire is a white, female, bisexual, French-Canadian that immigrated to the Netherlands in 2018. She has a Master of Science in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Amsterdam and 8 years of teaching and facilitation experience. In Claire’s spare time, you can find her cycling to the market, swimming laps at the pool, cooking delicious food, or volunteering for a Human Rights Organization in The Hague.
Xenolearn is a virtual learning hub for diversity, equity and inclusion. From fear to understanding, Xenolearn’s mission is to make the world safer for human differences. We are a nonprofit educational company that offers resources, a podcast, book clubs and classes. Everyone can learn about diversity, equity and inclusion at Xenolearn, and how to put them into practice.
Our services are designed to appeal to the different learning styles: visual (Learning Hub), auditory (The Xenolearn Podcast), reading/writing (Book Club), and kinesthetic (Courses).