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CAP Preserving Public Education Speaker Series: Parental-Rights Extremism And Its Anti-Democratic Foundation

March 30 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

According to lawyer Carmen Longoria-Green, recent violent outbreaks at school board meetings did not occur in a vacuum; they are the result of a decades-long campaign by parental-rights extremists, who assert that parents should have the power to deny children the knowledge they need to function as adults in a democratic society.  In her talk, “Parental-Rights Extremism And Its Anti-Democratic Foundation,” Longoria-Green will cover how parental-rights extremism was birthed in response to school desegregation and the perceived “godlessness” of public schools; its heavy hand in the homeschooling movement; its current political power; and what more we can expect from its adherents.

Carmen will be joining us remotely via Zoom, however the event and discussion will be in-person for the Harvard community.

Please note our masking request: the CAP team will continue to wear masks at our events going forward, and we make a heartfelt request that you also continue to wear a mask.  We will have meals for you to take away with you after the talk.

Takeaway Indian food provided from Nirvana. Please RSVP at the Event Website link below to help us with food ordering. 

This event is open to all members of the Harvard community.

Co-sponsored by: Advocates for Education, Child & Youth Advocates, La Alianza, Asian Pacific American Law Students Association, Women’s Law Association, Disability Law Students Association, and the Trauma and Learning Policy Initiative/Education Law Clinic


March 30
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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Child Advocacy Program


WCC 3016


Margo Strucker