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The Fierce Urgency of Our Shared Humanity - A conversation about truth, accountability, reconciliation, healing, and how we move forward in recognizing our shared humanity

dean ashby
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Wednesday, March 24, 2021
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4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Dean Ashby
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The Opportunity of Now

MLK, Jr. wrote, "Our goal is to create a beloved community - this will require a qualitative change in our souls as well as a quantitative change in our lives." This student-centered conversation will explore the ways students experience the Duke community - their joys, their frustrations, their concerns, their dreams for our campus community. With Dean Ashby as our facilitator, we will encourage participants to think and feel more deeply about questions such as: How can we speak our truths, refuse to compromise on our human dignity, hold ourselves and others accountable - while finding pathways to forgiveness, reconciliation, transformation, and healing? Can there be equity, inclusion, justice at Duke without there first being greater acknowledgement and transparent processing of the past and present truths of our University? What do we do with anger, contempt, shame, and derision? How do we at Duke move forward in creating what MLK called the "beloved community"? Please join us on Zoom - all are welcome.