Community Forum: Critical Race Theory – What it is and what it isn’t

Date(s) - Friday, September 10
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm



Theresa Montaño, Ed.D.

Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies, California State University, Northridge


Guadalupe Carrasco Cardona

ELD Coordinator, LAUSD; Chicanx/Latinx/Ethnic Studies Adjunct Lecturer, CSU Long Beach

Topics to include:

  • Critical Race Theory myths and truths
  • Social Studies in today’s classroom
  • Ethnic Studies and teaching real history


Numerous states have passed laws banning critical race theory from being taught in public schools.  More state and local bills are pending.  Anti-CRT protesters are showing up at School Board meetings.  What is CRT and what is behind these attacks?  Does teaching critical thinking skills and real history foster a well-informed electorate and promote democracy or is it anti-American?

Join us to hear CRT defined, what is actually taking place in the classroom, and why it matters.


Dr. Theresa Montaño taught middle and high school Social Studies for 15 years.  She has served on the staff of United Teachers Los Angeles as a professional development specialist and area representative.  In partnership with LAUSD, Dr. Montaño has engaged in program and curriculum development and served on the Board of Directors, House of Represetnatives, and California Teachers Association State Council.  She worked as a faculty advisor for the UCLA Teacher Education Program and currently is a professor in the Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies Department at CSU Northridge.

Guadalupe Carrasco Cardona has been an Ethnic Studies, English, Social Studies and Journalism educator for 21 years. She is currently English Language Development Coordinator at Roybal Learning Center in Los Angeles and adjunct lecturer at CSU Long Beach.  Ms. Carrasco Cardona is chair of the Association of Raza Educators (LA chapter), co-founder of XOCHITL Los Angeles, a member of LAUSD’s Ethnic Studies Curricullum Committee, and a member of California Teachers Association and Stanford University’s Instructional Leadership Corps.

Co-sponsored by CLUE-VC (Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice-Ventura County)

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