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Lights On Afterschool Week Events 

To celebrate Lights On Afterschool, we invite you to participate in these virtual events that highlight some wonderful things happening in afterschool programs and youth leadership across the country. These events are open to all – students, families, tutors, and community members are all welcome!

Monday, Oct. 19 at 6:00 pm | Engineer for the Week coding activity with Facebook engineer

Tuesday, Oct. 20 at 5:30 pm |Bring SEL to Life: Virtual Field Trip Watch & Play Party with WINGS for Kids

Wednesday, Oct. 21 at 6:00 pm | Draw with Young Rembrandts family art activity

Wednesday, Oct. 21 at 5:00 pm | Young entrepreneur live panel with Youth Entrepreneur Institute, Ohio Afterschool Network and VentureLab

Thursday, Oct. 22 at 6:00 pm | Afterschool Alliance Youth Town Hall

Friday, Oct. 23, 3:00 pm | Million Girls Moonshot & NASA Live Q&A with NASA Astronaut

Friday, Oct. 23, 5:00 pm | Mindfulness session with Committee for Children


Upcoming Community Events & Conferences

Restorative Justice Conversation Series (register here) – connect with peers about finding meaning, connection, and wellbeing during COVID-19. This series is hosted by the Kenan Institute for Ethics. | October 12, 2020 at 5:00 pm – additional session dates can be accessed through the registration link

Afterschool Alliance Youth Town Hall  (register here) – As a part of their Lights On Afterschool celebration, the Afterschool Alliance will be hosting a virtual town hall for youth leaders to share their thoughts and experiences on COVID, virtual learning, and mental health particularly as they relate to BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities. | Thursday, Oct. 22 at 6:00 pm

Using Books to Engage Young Children in Talk about Race & Justice (register here) – this event will discuss ways to engage young children in critical, empathetic, and compassionate conversations about race and justice through literacy and community-focused efforts. | October 22, 2020 at 8:30 pm

Our Community Stories: Crest Street (register here) – Join Durham NIS Community Engagement for their monthly history series on Durham’s historically Black neighborhoods. | October 23, 2020 at 12pm – 1pm

Special Education Resources for Your Child (Zoom link here) – Hosted by the Durham County Cooperative Extension, this webinar will consist of a discussion with special education experts and activists who will provide information on special education resources for children in Durham and North Carolina. | October 29, 2020 at 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Misinformation and Mistrust: COVID-19 Conversations on Race and Gender Equity (access the recording here) – the goal of the session is to consider how the issue of mistrust of the medical care system helps to provide the context for misinformation to thrive, and to look inward at how we might better earn the trust of patients, faculty, students, staff and community members. | Event Passed – recording now available

Upcoming Duke Events

Race and Bias Conversations: Desegregating Private Higher Education in the American South (register here) – this event will discuss Duke’s history of fighting desegregation, how Duke’s approach differed from its Southern peers, and what those efforts tell us about where Duke is today. | October 13, 2020 at 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Monthly Crossroads Series from the Center for Multicultural Affairs (find the Zoom links here)  – this series aims to increase self and social-awareness on the intersection of our identities such as race, ethnicity, gender, national origin, social economic status, sexual orientation, ability and religion. | October 21, 2020 at 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Anti-Racist Education: Principles, Pedagogies, and Community Engagement (register here) – this conversation will discuss how service-learning and community-engaged faculty can infuse anti-racist principles and pedagogies into their community-engaged courses and partnerships. This session is led by Ronda Taylor Bullock, Lead Curator of we-are (Working to Extend Anti-Racist Education). | October 23, 2020 at 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Reimagining the World Together Series: Why Friendship Matters for Our Future (learn more and register here)this fall series examines the problems of the present and the possibilities for the future through moderated conversations between pairs of friends. | This is a recurring series that takes place every Thursday at 5:15 pm from now until November 5, 2020

Triangle Economics of Education (register here)  – this workshop will bring together scholars to present and discuss research on the economics of education. | December 10, 2020 10:30 am to 3:30 pm

To count these trainings toward your timesheet/hours, you can fill out this reflection form for each training or online module/video.