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Watch: United Way of Greater Cleveland's 'Community Conversation' focuses on implication of limiting critical race theory

Ohio legislators have recently introduced bills that aim at banning the teaching of critical race theory.
Credit: United Way of Greater Cleveland

CLEVELAND — The United Way of Greater Cleveland held its second 2022 "Community Conversation" on Thursday evening.

Thursday's session is the second of a five-part series and is focused on "Limiting Critical Race Theory and the Effect if Education, Non-Profit Organizations and Governmental Systems." The forum comes as Ohio legislators have recently introduced bills that aim at banning the teaching of critical race theory and other concepts focused on nationality, color, ethnicity, race, or sex in education, state agencies, and political sub-divisions.  

The conversation brought together panelists that represent a variety of different groups locally here in Northeast Ohio for a discussion on the potential implication of the bills that have been introduced to their own organizations and the community at large.

The discussion was moderated by Rick Jackson, a Senior Host and Producer at WVIZ PBS and WCPN NPR. 

The four panelists who joined Jackson were: 

  • John Corlett, President and Executive Director at the Center for Community Solutions
  • Blaine Griffin, Ward 6 Councilman and Council President for the Cleveland City Council
  • Ayesha Bell Hardaway, Associate Professor of Law at Case Western Reserve University’s School of Law
  • Meryl Johnson, District 11, Ohio State Board of Education

You can watch the United Way of Greater Cleveland's "Limiting Critical Race Theory and the Effect if Education, Non-Profit Organizations and Governmental Systems" in the player below:

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