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Attacking the teaching of historical truth - A Webinar and Q&A

When: Thursday, October 28, 2021
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
Where: > See description for location
Description: Presenter: Dr. Peter Levine - Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Lincoln Filene Professor of Citizenship & Public Affairs in Tufts University's Jonathan Tisch College of Civic Life.

Office of Faculty Development: Library 213

Description: This webinar and dialogue concerns controversies concerning the teaching of historical truth and the panic over the supposed teaching of critical race theory (CRT), the 1619 Project, feminist theories and specific topics in U.S. history that allows students to explore oppression along multiple lines. Participants will explore the origins and reasons behind the backlash, including the bills introduced in multiple state legislatures and what it means for institutions of higher education and classroom practice. Peter Levine is a key contributor to the report "Roadmap to Educating for American Democracy," which is a proposal to move beyond the controversy.

The proposal can be found here: You may also visit Peter Levine's blog post ( ) prior to the webinar and Q&A.

This is a virtual event open to UMassD faculty and graduate student participants. To register and receive the Zoom link and passcode, please email Ellen Mandly at
Topical Areas: Faculty, Staff and Administrators, Faculty Development