Sat, Jun 24|
The University of Montevallo
Strategy Session II
Workshops include Gun Control, Truth in Education, and Racial Equity.
Time & Location
Jun 24, 2023, 1:45 PM – Jun 25, 2023, 3:30 PM
The University of Montevallo, 75 College Dr, Montevallo, AL 35115, USA
About the event
Mass shootings! School shootings! Workplace shootings! Black-on-Black shootings! Workshop participants will explore possible solutions to the refusal of Federal and State elected officials to take meaningful action on banning assault weapons. Also, panelists will discuss the mental and emotional effects on school children who witness school shootings, and the adverse emotional effects on students having to regularly participate in active shooter drills in school. Gun violence is not inevitable. In this strategy session, we will explore sensible solutions to gun violence that is unique to the United States of America.
Truth In Education
Panelists will explore the reasons behind (and possible solutions to) some states banning books, eliminating and/or criminalizing Black History subject matter being taught in schools and colleges, and state bans on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) initiatives in higher education.
Workshop participants will discuss the importance of the 1619 Project, the Black Lives Matter Movement, the Black Voters Matter Movement, the Civil Rights Movement of the 60’s, and the relevance of other important racial movements on today’s society. We will explore how historical injustices of the past have given rise to contemporary disparities.