Recently, Critical Race Theory has been all over the news. In fact, it has become quite a hot button topic, even a trigger phrase for some. But what exactly is Critical Race Theory? What are some opposing perspectives and what do policy makers and educators do with Critical Race Theory? Come to a light-hearted talk where you can hear the perspectives of a seasoned equity, diversity, and inclusion professional. Armed with more information you can better make up your own mind about where you stand with regard to CRT. Dr. Aram deKoven will lead the discusssion.
Dr. Aram deKoven was born and raised in Westchester County. He holds undergraduate degrees in psychology and music from the State University of New York-Oswego, a Master’s degree in Human Resources Management from Mercy College and a second Master’s degree in Education and a doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction from Cornell University. He currently serves as the United States Coast Guard Academy's Chief Diversity Officer and director of the Office of Inclusion and Diversity. At the Academy Dr. deKoven is currently working with diverse teams from across the base to raise critical awareness, collect and track disaggregated data, modify and/or create equity-minded policy, and to etch into all strategic planning documents a clear and unambiguous commitment to equity and inclusion. For more information, click here.