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Balancing Academia with Politics: An insider’s view on Idaho’s anti-CRT legislative push, and anti-racism in Idaho with Rep. Chris Mathias

October 27 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm MDT

Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021, 6:30 -7:30 p.m.
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The Anti-Racism Center Presents “Balancing Academia with Politics: An insider’s view on Idaho’s anti-CRT legislative push, and anti-racism in Idaho” with Rep. Chris Mathias as part of their fall 2021 “Activism and Anti-Racism” engagement series.

In 2021, the Idaho Legislature passed HB377 seeking to outlaw the public instruction of “divisive concepts,” like critical race theory (CRT). Indeed, addressing racism in Idaho is an ongoing effort. While conceding that public and political discourse is unable to tackle the ideas of critical race theorists on the merits, the lecture will explore how Idaho’s political discourse can (and must)
advance beyond the Kendi-zeitgeist.

Rep. Chris Mathias, J.D., Ph.D. is representative for District 19 in Boise, Idaho, a U.S. Coast Guard Veteran, Boise State alumnus and Senior Affiliate, HCM Strategi

This event is sponsored by the Boise State Sociology Department and co-sponsored by Ethnic Studies, Gender Studies, Psychology, Environmental Science and History departments along with the Center for Teaching and Learning.

This event is free and open to the public.