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What’s Really Happening? Critical Social Justice in Maine Higher Education
February 23 @ 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
A luncheon with Maine Policy Institute &
Dr. Scott Yenor, Washington Fellow, Claremont Institute Center for the American Way of Life
Wednesday, February 23, 2022
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Portland Country Club
11 Foreside Road, Falmouth
As author and recent University of Southern Maine commencement speaker, Ibram X. Kendi once wrote, “The only remedy for past discrimination is present discrimination. The only remedy for present discrimination is future discrimination.” Encapsulated in Kendi’s message is the pernicious philosophy of Critical Social Justice (CSJ), which instructs its students to view every aspect of society through the lens of oppression and power.
While CSJ, like critical race theory (CRT), is not a new discipline, it has grown significantly within the public consciousness in the last few years. Today, it is seeping into every aspect of the nation’s education system, especially the college and university level.
On Wednesday, February 23 at Portland Country Club, Dr. Scott Yenor, Washington Fellow at the Claremont Institute’s Center for the American Way of Life, will explore how this philosophy has become ingrained in Maine’s public universities, not only within student life, but within academic life, and even in the administration of the university itself, via the Trojan horse of “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.”
In a new report with the Maine Policy Institute, Critical Social Justice in Maine Higher Education, Dr. Yenor dives into three University of Maine System campuses, charting where each is in the process of becoming steeped in Critical Social Justice ideology, and how Maine people can push back against this philosophy that is degrading important academic institutions under the auspices of progress.
Reserve your spot today for this important discussion!
Space is limited; reservations will be accepted in the order in which they arrive.
Please register by Monday, February 21 at 2:00 p.m.
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