Critical Race Theory: Why You Should Care

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Critical Race Theory: Why You Should Care

Come learn more about Critical Race Theory, why it is controversial and why it matters.

By JHU Master of Liberal Arts

When and where

Date and time

Wednesday, March 29 · 3 - 4pm PDT



About this event

  • 1 hour
  • Mobile eTicket

Since its origins in the late 1970s, critical race theory (CRT) provided a broad framework for thinking about race in America. This framework covers core social science principles, but also narratives and parables to describe racial inequity. CRT formalizes ideas from a long history of American Black activism, making them easy to apply to other subjects. Since race impacts every aspect of social life in America, CRT is central to the Liberal Arts, and informs our understanding of the social science and humanities.

Anniversary program overview:

Founded in 1962, the Master of Liberal Arts at the Johns Hopkins University is celebrating its 60th anniversary. Come join Associate Director, Dr. Tristan Cabello, on a journey of celebration with the faculty and students of the Hopkins MLA program. With its diverse student body, the Hopkins MLA is home to students from different backgrounds, with numerous academic interests and with varied professional careers.

About the organizer

The JHU Master of Liberal Arts program thrives on your curiosity, passion, and diverse world experience. The first program of its kind in the country, this educational experience allows you to pursue a graduate degree tailored to your interests, whether you’re looking for an advanced credential for career mobility or simply want to enrich your personal and professional life.