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Upcoming Community Events & Conferences

Postsecondary Pathways | Expanding the Circle: Indigenous Student Access and Persistence in Higher Education (register here) – As stakeholders, policymakers, and IHE leaders consider the role indigenous students play in attainment goals and workforce development, it is critical to understand the history, policy landscape, and innovative practices behind supporting these students. | April 12th, 2022 from 2:00 – 3:00pm

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

The Next Step in Early Childhood Policy: Creating a Universal System of Care for Families with Young Children (register here) – Sponsored by Duke’s Sanford School of Public Policy, the Center for Child and Family Policy, ABC Thrive, and The Hunt Institute, this event will provide meaningful engagement with both the Duke University community and the national early childhood community of researchers, practitioners, and policymakers. | April 12th, 2022 from 9am – 5pm

Duke Service Learning: Building Community (register here) – Join Duke Service-Learning for a student-centered conversation with Dean Valerie Ashby, focused on creating and sustaining an inclusive, welcoming campus community. | April 12th, 2022 from 2 – 3:15pm

The Future of Public Service and Our Democracy: What are the Needs of Our Nation and Our World? (register here) – Named for David M. Rubenstein, this endowed lecture series brings high-profile thought leaders and policy makers to campus each year. This year, Michael Sorrell, Judy Woodruff, and David Gergen will join Duke in celebrating 50 years of public policy education and scholarship by discussing the future of public service and our democracy. | April 14th, 2022 from 5-6pm

Earthfest 2022: Visions of the Future (register here) – Environmental Alliance is excited to host Earthfest 2022: Visions of the Future. Within the climate justice movement, authors, artists, engineers, activists, advocacy groups and more are all doing the work of re-envisioning the future. To celebrate this theme, EA will be highlighting groups on campus that are promoting new policies, technologies, and values for a more sustainable world.  | April 14th, 2022 from 4 – 8pm

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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