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Temecula Valley Unified School District Governing Board Hosts Expert Panel Workshop

Press Release / March 10, 2023

Temecula, CA – A board workshop, led by a diverse panel of experts on Critical Race Theory (CRT), is being hosted by the Temecula Valley Unified School District’s Governing Board after their decision to ban CRT within the District. The opportunity for further clarification and dialogue will be held at 6:00 PM on Wednesday, March 22nd at James L. Day Middle School Multi-Purpose Room. The intent is to raise awareness of CRT and the various tenants associated with it. The public is encouraged to attend this board workshop to hear diverse viewpoints from a panel of experts. Time will be allotted during the workshop for questions to be submitted and addressed.

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Dr. Wenyuan Wu, Ph.D. - Executive Director of Californians for Equal Rights Foundation, author, public speaker, legislative expert testimony.

Esther Valdes-Clayton - Principal Attorney at Valdes & Associates, immigration attorney, and former School Board President, regularly featured on national, international, and Spanish media.

Chris Arend, Attorney, former School Board President, English/German translator.

Walter H. Myers, III, M.A., Adjunct faculty member, Biola University Master of Arts in Science & Religion, Board Member Discovery Institute, and Orange County Classical Academy, writer.

Dr. Joseph Nalven, Ph.D., JD - Professor, University of California San Diego, cultural anthropology, peace and justice, indigenous religions, writer, and arbitrator. 

Dr. Brandy Schufutinsky, Ed.D. - Director of Education and Community Engagement, Jewish Institute for Liberal Values, social worker, and writer.