The Santa Monica school speaker series is sponsored by Amazon
SANTA MONICA, California (Nov. 16, 2021) — We are excited to announce New Roads’ first Critical Conversations event of the school year taking place on Thursday, Nov. 18 at 5 p.m., “Calling In the Calling Out Culture: Conversations Instead of Conflicts” sponsored by Amazon. The online event will feature Loretta J. Ross, a professor at Smith College in the Program for the Study of Women and Gender and the co-creator of the theory of Reproductive Justice.
The New York Times has called Ross, a Black feminist and nationally recognized activist, an “unlikely figure in the culture wars.” This critical conversation will explore Ross’s philosophy that “calling in” people of different views to engage in productive dialogue helps drive meaningful progress on social justice issues.
New Roads, an independent preparatory K-12 school based in Santa Monica, was established as a model for education in the ethnically, racially, culturally, and socio-economically diverse community of Los Angeles. Inclusivity and access are at the school’s core and students are challenged daily to question their own worldview, assumptions, and perspectives. The school’s Critical Conversations Speaker Series engages historians, scientists, scholars, activists, politicians, authors, and researchers in the most critical issues of today.
This year, New Roads has expanded its Critical Conversations series nationally to a partner network of 44 public, private and charter schools. Participating schools in the Los Angeles area include Cassidy Preschool, Citizens of the World Charter School, Echo Horizon School, Evergreen Community School, Hollywood Schoolhouse, LAPP (LA Preschool Partnership), Los Encinos School, Mirman School, Ocean Charter School, SMMUSD, Turning Point School, UCLA Lab School and Untitled No. 1.
Media outlets are invited to join the conversation by registering at https://newroads-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_gHrBsHNTT0-SKKEpkH1sxg.