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Celebrating Juneteenth, and Our Continued Commitment to Change

As we approach Juneteenth, a celebration of the emancipation of slaves that originated in the state of Texas, we reflect on Duke’s commitments to anti-racism from one year ago and our continued journey to support equity at our university and in our country. I continue to feel hopeful about what is possible at Duke and feel distressed about the rising number of hate crimes targeting people of marginalized identities in the US and across the world.

OIE is engaged in several exciting initiatives to support the University’s goals and to provide education and support. If you are interested in hosting a workshop in your unit, please complete an Educational Request.

If you have a concern about discrimination or harassment please Report an Incident.

On Thursday, June 17th, OIE hosted a general meeting to provide information about University policy and to hear concerns about discrimination issues at Duke. More engagement of this nature is planned for the future.

Learn more about the event on Duke Today.
— Kimberly Hewitt, Vice President for Institutional Equity & Chief Diversity Officer, June 16, 2021