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Black History Month 2023

Black History Month

Black History Month is an annual commemoration of the accomplishments made by African Americans and an opportunity to acknowledge their key role in American history. Since 1976, every president of the United States has proclaimed February as Black History Month with an associated theme. The 2023 theme, "Black Resistance," examines how African Americans have opposed the many forms of historical and contemporary oppression, which includes "the racial terrorism of lynching, racial pogroms, and police shootings."

 

For Duke University Black History Month announcements and events, refer to the Duke Event Calendar, follow us on Instagram, or explore the following Duke programs:

 


 

Leading the Good Fight

Keynote speaker Mikki Kendall, author of the 2020 bestseller “Hood Feminism.”

 

Commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Jan. 15 at Duke University Chapel, featuring keynote speaker Mikki Kendall

 

Read more on Duke Today.

 

Watch the livestream on the MLK Commemoration website and find out about other events and service opportunities.

 


 

Duke University Institutional Statement of Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

 

Learn about Anti-Racism at Duke and also visit OIE's OIE Anti-Racism Resources page.

 

 

Recent News

Top from left: Elaine O'Neal, Brigit Carter. Bottom from left: Lisa Davis, Kamillah Kassam, and Kansi Oluebube Udochukwu

2023 Cook Society Awards

Each year, the Samuel DuBois Cook Society honors Duke staff, students, faculty, and local community members for their community leadership and social activism. Congratulations to this year's winners: Top row L-R: Mayor Elaine M. O'Neal, Professor Brigit Carter. Bottom row L-R: Lisa P. Davis, Kamilla Jena Kassam, and Kansi Oluebube Udochukwu. The 2023 awards ceremony will take place on Monday, February 13 at the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Course. Learn more about this years winners.

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Complaints and Concerns

⚠ NOTICE

Duke University's response to the COVID-19 pandemic is focused on the safety of staff, faculty, students, health care providers, and the public we serve. The Office for Institutional Equity will follow Duke COVID-19 guidelines for all in-person meetings, workshops, and events. Communication concerning masking and if activities will be held in-person or virtually will be made in advance and changes will be communicated as soon as possible. Please visit the Duke Coronavirus Response webpage for more information.


Duke is dedicated to creating a work and learning environment that is free from harassment and discrimination. If you have a concern about either of these issues, the Office for Institutional Equity is here to help. We can answer your questions, connect you to resources, or help you file a complaint. Duke policies prohibit retaliation against anyone for coming forward with a concern or for submitting a complaint.

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Sexual Misconduct & Title IX

Duke is proactive in its efforts to address and reduce instances of sexual misconduct, including sexual violence, in order to create and maintain a welcoming learning and working environment. It’s our responsibility to ensure compliance with federal law by demonstrating that our programs are operated in a manner consistent with Title VII and Title IX regulations and provisions, as well as the Violence Against Women Act.

Sexual Misconduct & Title IX

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Training, Workshops, and Educational Sessions

⚠ NOTICE

Duke University's response to the COVID-19 pandemic is focused on the safety of staff, faculty, students, health care providers, and the public we serve. The Office for Institutional Equity will follow Duke COVID-19 guidelines for all in-person meetings, workshops, and events. The office will specify when OIE investigations, meetings, and workshops will be held in-person or remotely via Zoom. The office will also specify when masking is preferred. Please visit the Duke Coronavirus Response webpage for more information.


Duke is committed to support its diverse community by providing a variety of training and workshops designed to help Duke staff comply with university regulations related to discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct, discrimination, and equal opportunity. The Office for Institutional Equity also offers customized workshops on intercultural education and building cultural competence, anti-racism, the power of diversity, unconscious bias, applied skills in conflict avoidance and resolution, and more. In addition, we provide resources and support specific to the Duke Health community. Join us for our new Fall 2021 Workshop series designed to provide education and support on key issues related to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. The workshops are open to the Duke community, in particular to staff interested in increasing skill and workplace culture in their departments. Registration is required for each session.

Education

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Affirmative Action Programs, Equitable Hiring & Promotion Practices, and Data Evaluation

The Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action area of the Office for Institutional Equity is responsible for:

  • Preparing Duke's Affirmative Action Plans (AAPs) and Equal Employment Opportunity reports (EEOs);
  • Implementing Duke’s policies on Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action related to pay discrimination and prejudicial promotion practices, including performing investigations;
  • Conducting federally mandated and internal EEO data analytics;
  • Providing consultation services, education, and training;
  • Serving as liaison between Duke and governmental agencies in areas of contract compliance, reporting, and regulatory matters.

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