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Chatham-Carpenter to Moderate Discussion on Teaching Race in Public Schools

Dr. April Chatham-Carpenter
Dr. April Chatham-Carpenter

Braver Angels of Arkansas is seeking participants for a new workshop coming to Arkansas to discuss teaching about race in public schools. 

The “Common Ground Workshop” will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 17, via Zoom. The event will bring together liberals and conservatives to seek common ground on a specific issue. Braver Angels of Arkansas will work through the issue of teaching critical race theory, the 1619 project, and the history of race in the country through civil dialogue. 

Dr. April Chatham-Carpenter, chair of UA Little Rock’s Department of Applied Communication, will co-moderate the event. Chatham-Carpenter serves as state co-coordinator of Braver Angels of Arkansas along with Glen White, a local psychologist.

They, along with a seven-member executive committee, volunteer their time organizing local Braver Angels events every other month. They also speak to a variety of civic groups, churches, school groups, and other organizations about the Braver Angels mission and strategies for decreasing polarization.  

Those who would like to attend the workshop as a participant or observer may register at this website.