THE PEOPLE’S GATHERING: Truth Tellin’ About Critical Race Theory

Presented by Dr. Amy Young, professor of Communication at PLU; and Melannie Cunningham, director of multicultural outreach and engagement at PLU.

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Nov. 10

Virtual Tickets are $69.

Register by 5 p.m. Nov. 5

The People’s Gathering is a professional/personal development learning experience that provides a supportive space in which participants can engage in frank and open dialogue about race and racial disparities that are systemically present in work, school and everyday life. This month we will examine the essence of Critical Race Theory at the intersections of race and law in the United States and bring the truth about how racism has been institutionalized into American Laws and Policies to broader social awareness. On one side of discourse is the belief that Critical Race Theory helps us to examine racist laws and policies through a scientific lens and commit to historical truth-telling about the intergenerational impact of those laws and policies on individuals and communities of color. Detractors believe that the purpose of Critical Race Theory is to paint all whites as racist and to indoctrinate white children into shouldering shame for benefiting off of the actions of their predecessors. Without a full understanding about the content of and context for teaching Critical Race Theory, it, like so many potentially enlightening ideologies, has been politicized to further create fear, anger, and division.


Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at 8:30am to 3:30pm

Virtual Event