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Now VIRTUAL: Free Continuing Education Seminar, Credit Available to Attorneys & Accountants

Now Presented Virtually
What is Critical Race Theory?
Thursday, February 3, 2022
2:00-5:15 PM (event flyer)

This course is free thanks to support from the Dr. James Dale Ethics Center, but space is limited. Register with Rachael Chacon by 1-28-22!

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 Assistant Dean 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 | The Fight Over Critical Race Theory
Marie B. Curry, JD, MPH and Brant T. Lee, JD, MPP

3:00 PM | Consequences for Governance & Culture

3:30 PM | Break

3:45 PM | The Current Environment 
Marie B. Curry, JD, MPH and Brant T. Lee, JD, MPP

4:30 PM | Where Do We Go From Here?

4:45 PM | Wrap Up and Key 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 Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 2.50 total CLE hours, with 2.00 of attorney professional conduct instruction.

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

Workshop Location

This seminar will now be presented virtually on Zoom