Do you know what your children and grandchildren are being taught in school?
- One Virginia school system’s “anti-racism” policy pressured students to see them themselves as either racist or oppressed.
- A Wisconsin school was caught with secret plan to “transition” a gender-confused high schooler against her parent’s wishes.
Are you confident and equipped in your rights as a parent to face these dangerous ideologies and the threats they could present to your child’s wellbeing?
Get free access to attend Alliance Defending Freedom’s free online training, Parental Rights in the Face of Critical Theory. This forty-five minute, online event will feature our top-tier ADF attorneys and parental rights experts who will equip you to stand up for your children and grandchildren in a hostile culture. In addition to the training, you’ll also receive a free copy of ADF’s Parents’ Toolkit on Critical Theory that answers the most common questions parents like you have about how to practically navigate the world of Critical Race Theory and Transgender Ideology and protect your children.
Meet the panelists:
Ellie Wittman serves as Media Relations Manager at Alliance Defending Freedom. She graduated magna cum laude from Miami University (Ohio) with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing in May 2020. Ellie has been a vocal advocate for the First Amendment and life issues across the country and has spoken alongside President Trump, as he signed an executive order regarding free expression on college campuses.
Senior Counsel and Vice President for Advocacy Strategy, Alliance Defending Freedom
Emilie Kao serves as Senior Counsel and Vice President for Advocacy Strategy for Alliance Defending Freedom, where she is a member of the U.S. Legal Team. Before joining ADF, Emilie served as director of the DeVos Center for Religion and Civil Society at the Heritage Foundation. She convened coalitions of strategic partners to support the protection of religious freedom and launched the Promise to America’s Children, a movement dedicated to the protection of children and parental rights. Emilie earned her A.B. cum laude from Harvard University and her J.D. from Harvard Law School. She is a member of the state bars of California and the District of Columbia and is admitted to practice in the U.S. Supreme Court.
Co-Founder of Advocates Protecting Children, and the Arlington Parent Coalition
Maria Keffler is a co-founder of Advocates Protecting Children, Partners for Ethical Care, and the Arlington Parent Coalition (Virginia). An author, speaker, and teacher with a background in educational psychology, Ms. Keffler has fought to support families and protect children from unethical activism and dangerous policies around sexuality and transgender ideology since 2018. She is the author of multiple books, including Desist, Detrans & Detox: Getting Your Child Out of the Gender Cult. Ms. Keffler lives in Arlington, Virginia (USA), with her husband and three teenage children.
Senior Counsel, Parental Rights, Alliance Defending Freedom
Vincent Wagner serves as senior counsel with the Center for Parental Rights at Alliance Defending Freedom. Before joining ADF in 2022, Wagner served the state of Arkansas as deputy solicitor general. Wagner earned his B.A., summa cum laude, from Harding University and his J.D. from the University of Texas at Austin. He is a 2012 Blackstone Fellow. Immediately after law school, he clerked for then-Chief Judge Ed Carnes of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Wagner is admitted to the state bars of Texas and Arkansas, the U.S. Supreme Court, and various lower federal courts.