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Branding Critical Race Theory

February 5, 2022 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm EST


In this training we will explore how the branding of Critical Race Theory is being used to organize conflict. Contentious school committee meetings, oppressive legislation, and sensational media have had a chilling effect on some educators while emboldening others. We will explore some of the historical context of this polarizing strategy and explore effective humanizing ways to respond.



photo of Tom Chang

Tom Chang, M.Ed., is a Social Justice and Equity Specialist at the Collaborative for Education Services. He is pursuing his doctorate in leadership and learning in organizations from Vanderbilt University. Social justice work has been a source of joy for Tom, especially during his 15 years as an elementary school teacher and math specialist. He is proud to be a board member and trainer at the Sojourner Truth School for Social Change Leadership. Tom has been a steady advocate for students, caregivers, educators, and their schools through his work as a community activist, organizer, and teacher educator. He and his partner live in Northampton, MA, with nine-year-old identical twins, an eleven-year-old, and their dog Billie.

photo of Tolley Jones

Tolley Jones, BA has worked for 30 years in the Education field helping to bridge equity gaps for many children. She writes a monthly newspaper column that gives readers a glimpse into the personal daily impact of systemic and historical racism, inequity, and trauma. As a leader for social change, Tolley’s focus is on empowerment through relationships.


February 5, 2022
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm EST
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