Campus Center Event Space
"What's All the Fuss About? A Conversation about Critical Race Theory"
Concerns about Critical Race Theory (CRT) and its role in diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging education that have been surfacing throughout the country. DEIB school programming has been suspended in certain areas, school boards have been targeted and particular words and ideas have been singled out as damaging to the educational process.
Panelists Anthony Sigismondi and Roy Bradford Evans will address these concerns, defining what CRT is, what it is not and how it does or does not play a role in DEIB initiatives in educational programs throughout the country. Lakeland Campus Chaplain the Rev. Julie Mavity Maddalena, Ph.D., will serve as moderator.
Roy Bradford Evans is a Milwaukee native who attended Lakeland University on a football/basketball scholarship. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education at Mt. St. Paul College (Dominican College). In 1979, Evans earned a Law Degree (JD) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Law School. Attorney Evans was noted by the Milwaukee Community Journal (1997) as one of the 100 most influential blacks in Milwaukee. In 2013, he was recognized with a Milwaukee Times Black Achiever Award for his legal contributions to the Milwaukee community. Evans has been an adjunct instructor and has taught in over 50 Milwaukee Public schools while maintaining his business law practice.
Anthony Sigismondi has worked as both a public and academic librarian for the past nine years, providing information literacy instruction and research assistance to life-long learners of all ages. Before joining the world of libraries, he spent 10 years as a master’s and doctoral student in U.S. history at Northern Illinois University and the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where he taught a variety of courses and conducted research on the history of working-class identity and its relationship to the history of race and ethnicity in the United States. Sigismondi brings with him a wealth of knowledge and expertise regarding the emergence of Critical Race Theory, including its pedagogical and social implications.