DEI Blog

What You Do Matters + Flyer

Creating a working and learning environment that is truly welcoming, inclusive, and equitable for everyone requires that we all do our part to speak up and actively discourage acts of harassment, microaggression, and discrimination. By doing so, we are taking a stand, advocating for and protecting our colleagues and friends, particularly those from underrepresented backgrounds. 

Mental Health & Wellbeing - Connection & Conversation Event

Join us for this community-building event around the topic of mental health and wellbeing, marking World Mental Health Day on October 10th! This topic feels especially relevant in the changing climate of the COVID pandemic.

OIE New Fall 2021 Workshop Series

The Office for Institutional Equity is pleased to announce a series of new workshops designed to provide education and support on key issues related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. The workshops are open to the Duke community, in particular, to staff interested in increasing skill and workplace culture in their departments. See what's on offer. Registration is required for each session.

Naloxone Kit Making Event for International Overdose Awareness Day

For International Overdose Awareness Day, join your colleagues and friends in community service to help save lives from overdose.

Ways to participate include: Assemble life-saving naloxone rescue kits, Send much needed supplies, Educate yourself and get naloxone, and/or Donate funds

Join us and the NC Harm Reduction Coalition (NCHRC) for a hands-on, interactive opportunity to assemble life-saving naloxone rescue kits, and learn how to identify an opioid overdose and administer naloxone in an emergency.

DEI July - September 2021 Newsletter

Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month is Sept 15 - Oct 15, and we encourage everyone to take time to celebrate. Read on to learn more about this event's history and local ways to celebrate. July, August, and September contain many Cultural holidays and celebrations, including Native American Day.  

SubCommittee #4 - Reporting Structures

SubCommittee 4 within the DPHS DEI Committee clarifies the steps to report experiences or observations of microaggression or discrimination. This subcommittee has developed a Reporting Structures Infographic with live links to resources and a process to provide two-way feedback between supervisors and direct reports, faculty, and staff. This subcommittee has also started centralizing the DPHS DEI Committee's metrics and evaluation processes.

DEI Foundational Training Roundtable Events

The DEI Committee will be hosting three Roundtable Discussion Events following the topics of three of the DEI Foundational Trainings. SubCommittee #3 has created LMS Courses for each of the trainings which can be references ahead of each of the discussions.