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DURHAM COMMITTEE ON THE AFFAIRS

OF BLACK PEOPLE INC.
"UNIFYING COMMUNITY VOICES"
Presents

                    

Join us as we continue our powerful forum series discussing the needs of Black Communities in Durham. Our courageous conversation about the root causes of racial inequity are designed to address these and other paramount issues impacting our communities, and helps us to develop solutions to bring about positive change, Social Justice and Racial Equity.  Social justice is the view that everyone deserves equal economic, political and social rights and equitable opportunities. Social justice is the ideal that all humans should have the same rights and opportunities, and aims to level the playing field as well as eliminate discrimination.

STAY TUNED - WE'VE GOT MUCH MORE IN STORE!!

The Durham Committee on the Affairs of Black People Inc. is a 501©(3) nonprofit community based organization. DCABP Inc. initiatives prioritize focus areas in Civic, Economic, Health, Housing, and Youth/Education. Unifying Community Voices (UCV) is an initiative launched by DCABP Inc. that includes a series of forums working toward eradicating systemic racism, while addressing Social Justice and Racial Equity issues in Durham, NC.

RACIAL EQUITY PROJECT

DCABPI Student Interns (NCCU Students majoring in Information Communication & Technology) completed a Capstone Service Learning Project to develop an application that harnesses the power of data analytics and AI to promote racial equity in the local business ecosystem. Working in conjunction with the Greater Durham Black Chamber of Commerce, the project was designed to uncover the exact size of the Durham Black business ecosystem, in addition to, segment and show how many Black-owned businesses are spread across industries/sectors.

VOTER'S AWARENESS PANEL

DCABPI Student Interns (NCCU Political Science majors) coordinated a "VOTER'S AWARENESS PANEL" held at NCCU Whiting Criminal Justice Building. The interns, panel and audience used the event, co-hosted by the Sister's of the Men's Achievement Center at NCCU, to spread awareness about the importance of voting for the younger generation; discuss policies created to diminish and decrease the Black voting population; and to have an open debate with their collegiate peers on the significance of voting. Hover mouse over image above to view slide show using right or left arrow

SOCIAL JUSTICE PROJECT

NCCU students, faculty and staff with Dr. Angeloe Burch, President of NAACP Durham Branch (shown on left in middle) and Dr. Anthony Nelson, Dean at NCCU School of Business (shown on right in middle). DCABPI Student Interns (NCCU Computer Information Systems majors) designed a website for the "NAACP DURHAM BRANCH" to allow users to easily access available online information, programs and resources provided by the historic civil rights organzation. To view the website, click > www.durhamnaacp.org.

VOTER EDUCATION PROJECT

DCABPI Student Interns (NCCU Political Science majors) designed and coordinated a "GET US TO VOTE" campaign in Durham. The interns created engaging TikTok videos to encourage youth (ages,18-23) to vote in the Durham local election, along with canvassed and distributed flyers in neighborhoods and communities that reminded people to vote during the municipal election.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Careers

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DCABPI Interns talk with IT Professionals at Microsoft and other

companies about careers in the Information Technology industry.

DCABPI Interns discuss Entrepreneurship with local business owners

DCABPI Interns during virtual work session to redesign

the website for a local Youth Center in East Durham.

Courageous Equity Leadership Fellows from NCCU discuss Racial Healing with other collegiate attendees during film screening of "American Skin".

            DCABPI Interns selected equity leaders

Students from North Carolina Central University recently traveled to attend the Courageous Conversation Global Foundation Leadership Fellows Training held on June 23 - 25, 2022 in Houston, TX.  Six NCCU students (Five are DCABPI Interns) were selected as CCGF Equity Leadership Fellows enabling them to receive an all expense paid trip to attend activities designed to prepare students for action that facilitate conversations and foster racial healing.

About Courageous Equity Leadership Fellows Program

The mission of Courageous Conversation Global Foundation (CCGF) is to elevate racial consciousness through interracial healing. The Foundation promotes and supports communities, locally and globally, in achieving racial equity and social justice through racial healing training and development to deepen collective understanding of racial justice.

College students such as those attending NCCU are poised to lead the charge to change the racial calculus in the United  States. Fellows receive training and support in using the renowned  Protocol for Courageous Conversation ®. CCGF equity coaches support the students on campus as they host healing sessions throughout the school year; and when necessary, respond skillfully to  racial incidents as they occur.  Fellows receive a yearly stipend of $1500 as well as able to participate throughout their undergraduate and graduate years. The students also have the opportunity to connect with other Fellows from campuses throughout the United States and around the world.

NCCU Students during CCGF Equity Leadership Fellows Training in Houston, TX.

Co-Hosted by 
Durham Committee on the Affairs of Black People Inc.

Thanks for attending the Courageous Conversation Symposium held on March 31, 2022.

Many thanks to our community partners and sponsors for supporting the day's activities designed to facitliate conversations and prepare students for action that foster racial healing.

HIGHLIGHTS from March 31, 2022

Courageous Conversation Symposium at NCCU 

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Supported by

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LET'S TALK WITH JAKI SHELTON GREEN, NC POET LAUREATE
Live Recording via DCABPI Facebook page

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Hosted by 
Durham Committee on the Affairs of Black People Inc.

Thanks for attending the Talk with Jaki Shelton Green held on November 17, 2021 presented in collaboration with the North Carolina Central University. Moderated by NCCU students, the North Carolina Poet Laureate shares her creative expression on topics such as social justice, racial equity, and activism as well as an open dialogue with the audience. Special thanks to all our partners and supporters for making this important conversation a success.

Click-on the Highlights image above to view the Livestream recording from this event, or view at facebook.com/dcabpinc.

CIVICS FORUM - LET'S TALK ABOUT CIVICS 
Live Recording via DCABPI Facebook page

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Hosted by 
Durham Committee on the Affairs of Black People Inc.

Thanks for attending the Civics Forum held on July 27, 2021 presented in collaboration with the Durham Committee on the Affairs of Black People. Panelists included civil rights champions from the legal profession, expert political historians along with rising star advocates who masterfully shared a wealth of knowledge with our hybrid audience (virtual and on-site) attending the ground-breaking event held at North Carolina Central University School of Law. Special thanks to all our partners and supporters for making this historic forum a success.

Click-on the Highlights image above to view the Livestream recording from this event, or view at facebook.com/dcabpinc.  After watching, please complete our brief Survey.

ECONOMIC FORUM - CLOSING THE WEALTH GAP 
Live Recording via DCABPI Facebook page

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Hosted by 
Durham Committee on the Affairs of Black People Inc.

Thanks for attending the Economic Forum held on June 29, 2021 presented in collaboration with the Durham Committee on the Affairs of Black People. Presenters included industry experts from Durham (NC), Chicago (IL), Las Vegas (NV), and Los Angeles (CA), in addition to audience participants and viewers nationwide. Special thanks to all our partners and supporters for making this important forum a success.

Click-on the Highlights image above to view the Livestream recording from this event, or view at facebook.com/dcabpinc.  After watching, please complete our brief Survey

EDUCATION FORUM - FROM DURHAM TO DETROIT 
Live Recording via DCABPI Facebook page
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Hosted by 
Durham Committee on the Affairs of Black People Inc.

Thanks for attending the Education Forum held on May 11, 2021 presented in collaboration with the Durham Committee on the Affairs of Black People, We Are, and the Southern Coalition for Social Justice - Youth Justice Project.

 

Click-on the Highlights image above to view the Livestream recording from this event, or view at facebook.com/dcabpinc.  After watching, please complete our brief Survey.

HOUSING FORUM - REBUILDING OUR COMMUNITIES
Live Recording via DCABPI Facebook page

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Durham Committee on the Affairs of Black People Inc.

Thanks for attending the Housing Forum held on April 21, 2021.

 

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HEALTH FORUM - MINORITY DISPARITIES
Live Recording via DCABPI Facebook page
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Hosted by 
Durham Committee on the Affairs of Black People Inc.

Thanks for attending the Health Forum held on March 30, 2021.

 

Click-on the Zoom screenshot image to view the Livestream recording from this event, or view at facebook.com/dcabpinc.  After watching, please complete our brief Survey.

Hosted by 
Durham Committee on the Affairs of Black People Inc.

Thanks for attending the Empowering the Next Generation Forum held on April 7, 2021.

 

Click-on the Zoom screenshot image to view the Livestream recording from this event, or view at facebook.com/dcabpinc.  After watching, please complete our brief Survey.

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EMPOWERING THE NEXT GENERATION
Live Recording via DCABPI Facebook page

HIGHLIGHTS from April 7, 2021

Courageous Conversation:

Empowering the Next Generation 

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“Never be limited by other people’s limited imaginations.”
                                                                        — Mae Jemison

HIGHLIGHTS from February 24-25, 2021

Virtual Courageous Conversation: The Experience

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Click image below to hear Sounds of UCV

Unifying Community Voices

 

Unifying Community Voices (UCV) is an initiative launched by DCABPI that includes a series of forums that coincides with a Community Revitalization Plan, along with Youth Creative Arts Expressions to address Social Justice and Racial Equity issues in Durham, NC.  Each UCV forum series session is guided by Courageous Conversation™, the transformative experience that acquaints individuals with a set of tools, the Protocol, to engage, sustain and deepen dialogues about race.

Participants will be introduced to the three components of the Protocol: The Compass, Four Agreements, and Six Conditions. The enlighten engagement with Courageous Conversation™ guides an exploration of the life impact of race, and promotes an essential literacy and consciousness to examine our own personal, professional and organizational development. Designed to meet participants at whatever their level of experience, Courageous Conversation™ enhances our effort to promote racial equity. These multiracial conversations about the roots of racial disparities are designed to challenge and amend the racially discriminatory policies, practices,and decisions (both intentional and unintentional) that contribute to these disparities.

Virtual Courageous Conversations

Over the course of this year we will tackle a range of important topics concerning Race and Social Justice issues that have significantly impacted our communities. Session topics will include:

● Virtual Courageous Conversation: The Experience
● Economics: Closing the Wealth Gap /                           

                        Black Business & the Economic Impact
● Housing: Rebuilding our Communities /                    

                    Housing Crisis & the Housing Bond
● Health: Minority Disparities in Underserved Populations
● Education: Student Achievement Amidst the Pandemic
● Civic: I Voted, Now What?
● Youth: Empowering the Next Generation

MANY THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS

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