2023 Annual Conference
The College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) is the professional development resource of choice for college professionals dedicated to enhancing student academic success. As such, CRLA both represents and serves a diverse group of professionals and, by extension, the students we serve. CRLA is committed to creating a community of professionals focused on honoring diversity, ensuring equity, and practicing inclusivity. As an organization, CRLA thus commits to respectful, meaningful support of its community members; decision-making driven by a diversity, equity, and inclusion lens; and an unwavering emphasis on justice within the context of higher education.
Dismantling Systemic Racism in Learning Support
A message from CRLA Member and CLADEA Fellow Saundra Yancy McGuire:
I vividly remember the first time I ever sought academic assistance, in the midst of my undergraduate career at Southern University and at the tail end of the Civil Rights Movement. During the 1968-69 academic year I was attending UC Berkeley on a Crown Zellerbach Scholarship that had been established because the company had been found guilty of environmental racism – massively polluting Alsen, Louisiana, the small Black community just north of Baton Rouge in which Crown Zellerbach was operating a huge plant. CLICK HERE to read more.