Demystifying Critical Race Theory (CRT) and Privilege

  September 21, 2021  1pm EST/Noon CST/10am PST


Session Overview:

Why are CRT and Privilege pushing buttons around the country? We have all seen the headlines, the videos and the pictures of parents outraged that their children are being taught to hate their country. Are teachers really doing this? Are they bringing Critical Race Theory (CRT) and privilege into our classrooms? Are 3-year-olds really being taught CRT as one parent recently claimed? What exactly is CRT and what is privilege? What do they have to do with our schools? What are our children being taught? Join us as Dr. Sangeeta Gupta, Mariah Hayden, and Crystal Morris demystify CRT and privilege. Let’s have a real and open conversation.

About the Presenters:

Dr. Sangeeta R. Gupta is the president and lead consultant for Gupta Consulting Group. Dr. Gupta is a globally recognized expert with more than 25 years of experience in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Gender, and Unconscious Bias. Dr. Gupta is a trusted advisor to C-level executives helping them create a more inclusive, equitable, and productive work environment. Dr. Gupta works with organizations to define and create a holistic DEI strategy and implementation plan with impactful and actionable steps. She is a highly sought-after speaker and has published extensively in DEI including a series of children’s books. She received her Ph.D. from UCLA and graduated summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, and as a departmental scholar.

mariah haydenMariah Hayden is the Executive Director of New Life Village, a mission based housing community serving diverse families impacted by trauma and foster care. Mariah has worked in the academic, nonprofit, government and private sectors directing marketing, communications project management, community relations, branding, training and instruction, diversity programs management, event management and educational programming since 2000. Mariah has served on the University of Tampa Alumni Association, the University of Tampa Board of Counselors as well as the Los Angeles and Tampa Chapters of the National Association of African Americans in Human Resources. She received her Bachelors in Communication and minor in Marketing from the University of Tampa. She went on to earn her Masters in Communication from San Diego State University and her MBA at the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. Mariah has completed a Certificate of Change Management and a Certificate of Nonprofit Management from the University of Tampa. She is also an adjunct instructor of Public Speech at Hillsborough Community College.

Crystal Morris, MS, CTRT-E, is the founder and CEO of One Caring Adult Inc in Port St Lucie, Florida. She uses her resilience-focused approach to helping organizations understand and mitigate the debilitating impacts of trauma by cultivating equitable and inclusive environments.

After earning her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, with a minor in Criminal Justice and Sociology, Mrs. Morris began her professional career with the Florida Dependency Court System. There she saw firsthand the link between adverse childhood experiences, psychological and physiological health. Since then, Mrs. Morris has completed her Masters in Science in Counseling through Capella University and has served as an Educator in Miami Dade and St Lucie counties, Mental Health Counselor, and a Non-Profit Director in Florida’s Treasure Coast. She holds certifications as a Professional Diversity Coach, Emotional Intelligence Practitioner, and is pursuing her Associate Certified Coach credential with the International Coaching Federation.

A proud Jamaican American, Mrs. Morris celebrates everything that represents her cultural roots and is rooted in family. She incorporates anecdotes of her daughter Elle and sons Daniel and Caleb in every presentation.