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Athens News Matters: Athens Anti-Discrimination Movement holds 8-Week Series of Educational Classes

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Recently, more Americans are having heated discussions about Critical Race Theory (CRT). Critical Race Theory has popped up on the news, in school board meetings, and even as a campaign issue in last week’s Virginia Governor’s race. While opponents paint CRT as an educational evil, many in the academic world would say those opponents are misunderstanding, in some cases willfully, what critical race theory actually is.

It is a lens by which to view history.

One local voice that has entered this challenging conversation is the Athens Anti-Discrimination Movement (AADM) which is holding an 8-Week Series of Educational classes designed to teach K-16 Educators how to teach about Racism, Slavery, and other challenging topics in Georgia classrooms. WUGA's Alexia Ridley sits down with Amelia Wheeler, co-facilitator of the series and a phD student in social studies education at the University of Georgia.

Alexia Ridley joined WUGA as Television and Radio News Anchor and Reporter in 2013. When WUGA TV concluded operations, she became the primary Reporter for WUGA Radio. Alexia came to Athens from Macon where she served as the News Director and show host for WGXA TV. She's a career journalist and Savannah native hailing from the University of Michigan. However, Alexia considers herself an honorary UGA DAWG!
Martin Matheny is WUGA's Program Director and a host and producer of our local news program 'Athens News Matters.' He started at WUGA in 2012 as a part-time classical music host and still hosts WUGA's longest-running local program 'Night Music' which is heard on WUGA and GPB Classical. He lives in Normaltown with his wife, Shaye and dog, Murphy.
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