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Upcoming Community Events & Conferences

2021 New Literacies Collaborative Fall Symposium (register here) – Dr. Bettina Love’s talk will discuss the struggles and the possibilities of committing ourselves to an abolitionist goal of educational freedom, as opposed to reform, and moving beyond what she calls the educational survival complex. Abolitionist teaching is built on the creativity, imagination, boldness, ingenuity and rebellious spirit, and methods of abolitionists to demand and fight for an educational system where all students are thriving, not simply surviving. | October 19, 2021 at 2pm

Trauma-Informed Practices & the Construction of the Deep Reading Brain (access recording here) – Trauma-Informed Practices help create a caring and nurturing environment that promotes learning. As children reenter schools this fall, these practices are even more critical. The Rollins Center for Language & Literacy recognizes that feelings of safety are a prerequisite for learning, and that the construction of the deep reading brain — through the science of healthy brain development, language and literacy — help ensure that children are on a path to a life of self-determination. | Event Passed

Exploring Next Generation Education (access recording here) – Join Friday Institute Executive Director Dr. Hiller Spires for a conversation with TIME’s 2020 Top Young Innovator—Gitanjali Rao. Rao was recognized as America’s Top Young Scientist and received an EPA presidential award for inventing her device “Tethys”, an early lead detection tool. She is also the inventor of “Epione”, a device for early diagnosis of prescription opioid addiction using genetic engineering, and “Kindly”, an anti-cyberbullying service using AI and natural language processing. In her sessions, Rao shares her own process of innovation that can be used by students all over the world. She is an experienced TED speaker and often presents in global and corporate forums on innovation and the importance of STEM. | Event Passed – recording now available

Virtues & Vocations: Reimagining the Character of Professional Education (access videos here) – This series is a national forum for scholars and practitioners across disciplines to consider how best to cultivate character in pre-professional and professional education. | All recordings available through the link

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

Our Community Stories (find past recordings here)– Join Durham NIS Community Engagement for their monthly history series on Durham’s historically Black neighborhoods. | Event Passed – recordings now available

NC AmeriCorps Week Recordings – During a week of highlighting AmeriCorps programs and their members in March, three zoom events were hosted by the NC Commission on Volunteerism and NC LeaderCorps. The video recordings of those events can be accessed here. | Motivation Monday: Talk with Dr. David Malone | Wellness Wednesday: Talk with Chi Vo | Throwback Thursday: AmeriCorps Alumni Panel

Upcoming Duke Events

Discourse for Democracy with Durham Mayor Steve Schewel (register here) – Join Polis for a fireside chat with Durham Mayor Steve Schewel (Duke ’73) as he prepares to transition out of the role of mayor. We will discuss local politics, pathways to public service, and the important role that local leaders play in our democracy. All are welcome! | October 20, 2021 from 6:00 – 7:00pm

Just Collaboration: Asset- and Systems- Based Approaches to Community Partnership (register here) – Communities in Partnership (CIP) is a community accountable organization founded and led by those most impacted by structural racism. CIP works to address social determinants of health in East Durham through interconnected food sovereignty, entrepreneurship and workforce development, affordable housing, and leadership development programs. This presentation will offer perspectives on how institutional partners can use asset- and systems-based approaches to engaging with community and discuss the range of engagement strategies CIP and its university partners use to create just community-based research partnerships. | October 21, 2021 from 12:00 – 1:00pm

Puppies in the Student Wellness Center Garden (register here) – Do you love puppies? Come help the Duke Canine Cognition Center by socializing their puppies! They’ll bring the puppies, you bring the fun! | October 21, 2021 from 1:30 – 2:30 pm

Negotiating Belonging: Whose Community? (register here) – Join Duke Service-Learning for this upcoming event to explore case studies on belonging and reflect on your own sense of community. This panel discussion will provide three different experiences of “being with” community. Panelists include Ginny Ramírez-Del Toro, Emily Gitlin, and a student researcher. Event format (in-person or virtual) TBD. | October 26, 2021 from 12:00 – 1:30 pm

Centering Community Questions in Collaborative Inquiry (register here) – How do we know if we’re doing community-engaged work? That our engagement responds to community-driven purposes? The focus of this session will be to showcase outcomes from collaborative inquiry that include perspectives from a Bass Connections team and AmeriCorps members. Please join us on Zoom – all are welcome. | November 4, 2021 from 12:00 – 1:30 pm

Careers in Child and Family Policy: Child Advocacy at the Local, State and National Level (register here) – This speaker series is for Duke students who want to learn more about careers in child and family policy. Meetings are designed to help students explore the wide range of job opportunities and careers available in the field of child and family policy while creating a network of students who share their professional interests. Learn from people who went straight into policy jobs, pursued law school, joined Teach for America, or have made a careers in academia. Speakers will talk about how they got started, about the turns they took along the way, and what they have enjoyed most. They will also share tips for launching your career and what they look for when hiring. | November 5, 2021 from 11:15 – 12:00 pm (In person – lunch provided)

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Speaker Series: Race and Language (access recordings here) In February and March, the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences will be hosting a three-event Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Speaker Series focused on race and language. The guest speakers for all three events—Maya Corneille, PhD, Dawn Henderson, PhD, and Anna Lee, PhD—are co-directors of the Collective Health and Education Equity Research (CHEER) Collaborative. The CHEER Collaborative aims to build a cadre of leaders who engage in equity-oriented practice and research, build knowledge and collective action plans to dismantle structural inequities and co-create healthy and thriving organizations and communities. | Events passed – recordings now available

Coming Full Circle: Leaning into Justice Together (register here) – In a new online series, Duke Chapel is exploring how various faith communities and organizations in Durham are responding to justice issues around mass incarceration, housing inequality, and racism with restorative practices, transformational relationships, and truth telling in love. | Various events through March and April. Click the link for further details.

Upcoming Events from Duke’s Center for Child and Family Policy

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