Past Events

Past Events

JUNE 19-23, 2017 - we are's Summer Camp (1st - 2nd Grade Students)

we are's Summer Camp will provide a space for 1st - 2nd grade students to explore their own identities and the identities of other students. In addition, we are aims to work with students to understand race, racism, and how together we can recognize and challenge racist practices. Using literacy based strategies and hands-on activities, kids will be engaged in a number of learning experiences related to promoting anti-racism.  The goals of the camps are to:

  • Foster healthy racial identities in youth
  • Build a historical understanding of race and racism
  • Equip families with tools and resources which extend anti-racist practices in the home and community

Both camps will take place at Central Park School for Children located at 724 Foster Street, Durham, NC. Registration per camp is $250 and scholarships are available.


JULY 10-14, 2017 - Summer Camp (3rd-5th Grade Students)

we are's Summer Camp will provide a space for 3rd - 5th grade students to explore their own identities and the identities of other students. In addition, we are aims to work with students to understand race, racism, and how together we can recognize and challenge racist practices. Both camps will take place at Central Park School for Children located at 724 Foster Street, Durham, NC. Registration per camp is $250 and scholarships are available.


JULY 17-19, 2017 - Educator Summer Institute

we are will hold its Educator Summer Institute Monday, July 17th - Wednesday, July 19th, at Hillside High School (3727 Fayetteville Road, Durham, NC) from 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Participating K-12 teachers will earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs). It is strongly recommended teams of at least three teachers from each school attend, but this is not a requirement. ​

Teachers will walk away with a plan to address a racial equity issue at their own school.  The institute cost is $200. For school teams of three or more, the cost is $175 per teacher. Breakfast and lunch are included.​ To register, click here

MARCH 25, 2017 - Let's Talk Racism Conference: Recognizing, Resisting & Revising

We are thrilled to announce that Dr. Bettina Love, an award-winning author and Associate Professor of Educational of Theory & Practice at the University of Georgia, will be delivering the keynote address for our 2nd Annual Let’s Talk Racism Conference. This year’s theme is Recognizing, Resisting & Revising, and Dr. Love will be speaking on the pushout of girls of color.
 
Please join us Saturday, March 25, 2017 from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM at the H. M. Michaux, Jr. School of Education Building on North Carolina Central University’s campus. The Let’s Talk Racism Conference is intended to give K-12 educators and pre-service teachers an opportunity to engage in sessions centered on the impact of systemic racism and ways of dismantling it in our schools. The event is co-sponsored by the North Carolina Central University School of Education, CUBE: Creating University Born Entrepreneurship (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Ben & Jerry's.

WHEN
Saturday, March 25, 2017 from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)

WHERE
H. M. Michaux, Jr. School of Education Building, North Carolina Central University - 700 Cecil Street Durham, NC 27707

For more info contact Ronda Taylor Bullock at we.are@duke.edu


MARCH 25, 2016 - Let's Talk Racism Conference: Dismantling Racism in our Schools

Let's Talk Racism: Dismantling Racism in our Schools is a conference intended to give K-12 educators and pre-service teachers an opportunity to engage in sessions centered on the impact of systemic racism and ways of dismantling it in our schools.  The 2016 conference featured a keynote address by Dr. Jessica Decuir-Gunby, Associate Professor of Educational Psychology in the Teacher Education and Learning Sciences Department at North Carolina State University.  

During the conference, sessions were facilitated on a number of topics, including:

  • Disrupting the School to Prison Pipeline
  • Current Students’ experiences with race and racism in schools
  • Creating Harm Free Zones
  • Policies and Legislation Affecting School Discipline
  • Implicit Biases
  • Hyper-Surveillance and Policing of Black Communities
  • Campaign for Racial Equity in Chapel Hill Carrboro City Schools
  • ​Organizing Against Racism

WHEN
Saturday, March 19, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (EDT)

WHERE
H. M. Michaux, Jr. School of Education Building, North Carolina Central University - 700 Cecil Street Durham, NC 27707

View photos from the 2016 Let's Talk Racism Conference: Dismantling Racism in our Schools.