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DEI July - September 2023 Newsletter

This quarters newsletter covers Black Women's Equal Pay Day, National Disability Independence Day, the DPHS statement on the Supreme Court decision regarding affirmative action, how to celebrate PRIDE: Durham, a guest column by Queen Assata Stephens, and more! 

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Hayti Neighborhood History Walking Tour

The DPHS DEI Committee is excited to provide another opportunity to learn more about Black History in Durham. Please sign up to attend below:


Celebrate Pride Month in Durham!

June is Pride Month and it's a time for us to celebrate our LGBTQIA+ community and their many contributions, while also creating a safe space for people of every identity and orientation to feel safe, respected, and cared for. Here are the many ways to show your support and celebrate this month:

Celebrate Juneteenth in Durham!

Juneteenth is a holiday that is celebrated on June 19th that commemorates the official emancipation of enslaved Black people in the United States. Though the Emancipation Proclamation declared enslaved people were free in 1862, it was not fully enforced until June 19th, 1865 when Union troops arrived in Galveston Bay, Texas and announced that more than 250,000 enslaved Black people in the state were free by executive decree.

DPHS Summer Photo Contest

After an overwhelming response last year, we are excited to relaunch DPHS Summer Photo Contest! Please find the details of the contest in the flyer below. Enter the contest to receive a $100 gift card to support a Black-owned business of your choice.

Virtual Happy Hour / Pride Musical Bingo

Join us for a Virtual Happy Hour/Pride Musical Bingo event in celebration of LGBTQ+ Pride month!


We have curated a playlist of LGBTQ+ artists, spanning through the years and across different genres to test your knowledge of LGBTQ+ music. We want to celebrate how vital LGBTQ+ artists have been in pop music and the cultural fabric and so much more with you all!

DEI April – June 2022 Newsletter

This quarters newsletter covers Spring Celebrations, Solidarity and Support for our Community, LGBTQ+ Pride Month, Imperial Suite Update, Summer Photo Contest, Updated guidance for reporting Race and Ethnicity in Research Publications, and more!

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