The current attacks on Critical Race Theory (CRT) are a terrifying indication of the rabid racism of the right wing. CRT isn’t an abstract idea for graduate students. Authentic Ethnic Studies, all anti-racist education, is based in CRT. When elementary school teachers have their students write counter-narratives about the strengths of their communities, they’re teaching CRT. When middle school teachers compare “Manifest Destiny” in the US to the “Promised Land” in Israel as ideologies of settler colonialism, they’re teaching CRT.
So we have to fight for ethnic studies, including Palestine, and CRT in the same breath. And we need a united strategy and organizing to do that!
In coalition with Save Arab American Studies and the Free Minds, Free People conference, we’re launching a National Liberated Ethnic Studies Coalition, and we hope you will join us in the fight against rightwing, Zionist attacks on education!
Register for the Ethnic Studies People’s Assembly on Sunday, August 1st.
The Ethnic Studies People’s Assembly culminates a weekend of panels and workshops on Ethnic Studies and Transnational Solidarity at the Free Minds, Free People Conference. See the full schedule and register for the conference here. There is a minimal fee. For just the Ethnic Studies People’s Assembly, register here (no fee).
Please pass on this invitation to trusted partners, allies, and educators around the country.