6pm to 6:45pm – Drinks & Heavy D’oeuvre’s
6:45pm to 7:30pm – Dr. Carol Swain Speech
7:30pm to 8:15pm – Dr. Duke Pesta Speech
8:15pm to 8:30pm – Closing Remarks
8:30pm to 9:00pm – Mix, Mingle, and Buy Birch Educational Material
Carol Swain is an author, commentator, and entrepreneur. She is the host of Be the People Podcast” and “Conversations with Dr. Carol Swain,” a television talk show on YouTube, Rumble, and the Binge TV Network. She is the owner and President of Unity Training Solutions which offers an alternative to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Training. Dr. Swain has authored or edited 10 books. Her most recent book is Black Eye for America: How Critical Race Theory is Burning Down the House (Forthcoming, August 2021). She is a former professor at Princeton and Vanderbilt Universities. Her opinion pieces have been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Epoch Times, the Financial Times, and The Wall Street Journal. She holds a Ph. D from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. Presidents Bush, Obama, and Trump have appointed her to positions in their administrations. Most recently, she served as Vice-Chair of the 1776 Commission.
Dr. Duke Pesta received his M.A. in Renaissance literature from John Carroll University and his Ph.D. in Shakespeare and Renaissance literature from Purdue University. He has taught at major research institutions and small liberal arts colleges, on a wide variety of subjects at the graduate and undergraduate level, including courses on Shakespeare, Renaissance literature, the Bible, Russian literature, Christian Apologetics, and C.S. Lewis. He has been active in educational reform and was instrumental in developing and implementing an elective Bible course that is currently available for public high school students in Texas.
Dr. Pesta is the Academic Director of FreedomProject Academy, the American Opinion Foundation’s Online Classical school. He is also a nationally-recognized critic of Common Core, having delivered over 400 talks in 40 states, and has done more than 2500 radio and television interviews on the subject. He speaks at home school conventions and educational conferences across the nation on topics including the necessity of homeschooling, the decline of morality and critical thinking in the public schools, and the myriad ways that colleges and universities indoctrinate students.