Reimagining the World Together: A Conversation with Bree Newsome Bass and Gina Newsome Duncan
Bree Newsome Bass is an artist, activist and public speaker. She is an organizer in the modern civil rights. In 2015, she attracted national attention when she scaled a flagpole at South Carolina's capitol building to remove the Confederate battle flag in protest of systemic racism. Dr. Gina Newsome Duncan is an adult psychiatrist and psychotherapist in private practice in Charlotte, NC. A writer, speaker, and consultant, she is actively engaged in faith- and community-based efforts to reduce disparities in health and achievement by leveraging positive, strengths-based approaches that promote overall wellness and build resilience. Join Newsome Bass and Newsome Duncan for a conversation of how their friendship has shaped their lives, work and purpose. Reimagining the World Together: Why Friendship Matters for Our Future is a fall series that examines the problems of the present and the possibilities for the future through moderated conversations between pairs of friends. The series is open to the public and for Duke students is also available as a course. The series, which is being co-sponsored by the Fuqua/Coach Center on Leadership and Ethics, is part of The Purpose Project at Duke, a new initiative funded by The Duke Endowment and hosted by the Kenan Institute for Ethics in collaboration with Duke Divinity School and the Office of Undergraduate Education.