When: March 11, 7:00-8:15 pm
Topics: History, education, social justice
For: Heads, Teachers, DEI&J Directors,
The Long Ridge School, in partnership with The Ferguson Library, Domus Kids, and Stamford Stands Against Racism, invites you to join them for an evening with the renowned American sociologist, historian, and author James W. Loewen.
In this lively and thought-provoking talk, Mr. Loewen will delve into the myths and misinformation that too often pass for U.S. history. As Mr. Loewen has aptly put it, “Telling the truth about the past helps cause justice in the present. Achieving justice in the present helps us tell the truth about the past.” The talk will be followed by a question and answer session.
James Loewen is a celebrated historian, sociologist, author and speaker. He has authored several notable works, including The Confederate and Neo-Confederate Reader: The “Great Truth” about the “Lost Cause,” Sundown Towns: A Hidden Dimension of American Racism and the highly acclaimed and award-winning Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong.
This year’s event will be held virtually, so all can attend from far and wide. Registration is required at LongRidgeSchool.org/Diversity-Forum/, zoom details are provided in the registration confirmation email.
This event has been made possible thanks to generous sponsorship from Synchrony Financial.