OIE Forum Provides Outlet for Discussion Following Attacks

July 29, 2016

In the aftermath of racially tinged shootings in Louisiana, Minnesota and Dallas and coming just hours after an attack that killed more than 80 people in Nice, France, a crowd of more than 90 employees – and a few students – filled the Ahmadieh Lecture Hall in Smith Warehouse to allow members of the campus community to express their grief and sadness and share their stories and ideas.

“What do we do with all of these stages of mourning?” asked one Duke employee, who didn’t give her name. “I see people in anger, denial, depression, numbness. That’s not the right action to take, but right now I think it would help if we all realize we are in a state of mourning.”

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