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Join Us for a Free Continuing Education Seminar for Professionals, Credit Available to Attorneys & Accountants

What is Critical Race Theory?
Tuesday, October 26, 2021
2:00-5:15 PM (event flyer)

This course is free thanks to support from the James Dale Ethics Center, but space is limited. Register with Rachael Chacon by 10-19-21!

Workshop Description

How did an obscure academic label become a hotly contested, partisan political issue? This session will examine the controversy, explain the historical background, and explore the fundamental issues at stake in this lively, interactive presentation.

Institutions express their values through their policies and their allocation of resources, whether they are private companies or nations. Accountants and attorneys are key players in the development and administration of this process. In the current moment, no issue is more critical to our national cohesion than understanding what we have in common, as well as how our experiences differ, with regard to race. Please join us in exploring this important topic in a spirit of exploration and mutual understanding.


Marie B. Curry, JD, MPH

Managing Attorney of Community Legal Aid’s Health Education Advocacy and Law (HEAL) Project and Immigration practice

Brant T. Lee, JD, MPP

Professor of Law and Director of Diversity and Social Justice Initiatives at University of Akron School of Law

Tentative Program & Agenda

2:00 PM | Welcome & Opening Comments
Shari Harrell, President
Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley

2:10 PM | Introduction of Speakers
Dr. Mark C. Vopat, Co-Director
Dr. James Dale Ethics Center

2:15 PM | Introduction: Why Race is Hard to Talk About 
Marie B. Curry, JD, MPH and Brant T. Lee, JD, MPP

2:30 PM | What is Critical Race Theory
Marie B. Curry, JD, MPH and Brant T. Lee, JD, MPP

3:30 PM | Break

3:45 PM | Change and Consequences
Marie B. Curry, JD, MPH and Brant T. Lee, JD, MPP

4:45 PM | Wrap Up and Takeaways
Marie B. Curry, JD, MPH and Brant T. Lee, JD, MPP

5:00 PM | Closing Remarks

Continuing Education

This course has been approved by the Accountancy Board of Ohio for 3.0 CPE hours for specialized knowledge.

This course has is pending approval by the Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 2.50 total CLE hours, with 2.00 of attorney professional conduct instruction.

Workshop Location

Youngstown State University
The Williamson College of Business Administration
Room 3422
221 N. Hazel Street
Youngstown, OH 44503

COVID Guidelines

Masks are required to be worn indoors on YSU’s campus and will be required for this seminar.