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Remembering White Supremacy: Reflections from the Durham City-County Committee on Confederate Monuments and Memorials

Join the Hart Leadership Program and members of the Durham City-County Committee on Confederate Monuments and Memorials for a discussion about how communities can handle the challenges posed by remembering the Civil War and white supremacy. How can individuals and groups exercise leadership in situations so divisive?

In the wake of the toppling of Durham's Confederate monument in 2017, local leaders set up the commission to make recommendations about the remains of the statue and other Confederate markers around Durham. Chaired by Robin Kirk, faculty co-chair of the Duke Human Rights Center, and Charmaine McKissick-Melton, associate professor of mass communications at North Carolina Central University, the committee worked over the course of a year to engage the Durham community in a dialogue about the future of the monument. The committee also included Deondra Rose, assistant professor of public policy in the Sanford School.

Their completed report, submitted to the City Council and County Commission earlier this year, is available here:

Food will be provided.

Contact: Adam Beyer