Happy Holidays from the DPHS DEI Committee!


The DPHS DEI Committee wishes you and yours a holiday season filled with kindness, peace, and hope. Read on for more information.


Holidays that members of our community might be celebrating include:

Diwali (Nov 14)

Hanukkah (Nov 28 – Dec 6)

Advent (Nov 28 – Dec 24)

Yule / Winter Solstice (Dec 21)

Yalda Night (Dec 21)

Christmas (Dec 25)

Kwanzaa (Dec 26 – Jan 1)


Below are organizations that could benefit from your support this time of year:

SaySo, an initiative through Children’s Home Society of NC.

Women’s Global Education Project, transformational work in Senegal and Kenya with collaborations with the with UN and Michelle Obama

Friends of Geer Cemetery, making a heroic effort towards cleaning up Durham’s long-neglected African-American cemetery and telling the stories of its inhabitants


Organizations Working to End Systemic Racism:

NAACP ‘We are Done Dying' Campaign

Minnesota Freedom Fund

Color of Change

Therapy and Mental Health Care for Black Women and Girls

Durham Committee on the Affairs of Black People

Bull City United

We Are NC (Anti-Racism Education for Children)


Be well, and we look forward to connecting in the New Year!