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During March I sat down for an interview with Henry Washington Jr., for a special edition of the Office for Institutional Equity’s (OIE) online newsletter, “Diversity Newslinks.” Henry hails from a small town outside of Birmingham, Alabama. We were interested in how his experiences and exposures set him on his current trajectory.
Henry is currently a graduating senior with a double major in English and African American Studies; he is a past president and vice president of Duke’s Black Student Alliance (BSA). He is also the recent 2017 recipient of the Samuel Dubois Cook Award among many other awards and accomplishments during his time at Duke.
During this interview, I had the pleasure of learning a great deal about his exposures, what attracted him to Duke, his academic, social and civic passions, as well as his plans for the future. View the extended version here.
Short, emotional, literary, powerful—Tears We Cannot Stop is the book that all Americans who care about the current and long-burning crisis in race relations will want to read.
As the country grapples with racist division at a level not seen since the 1960s, one man's voice soars above the rest with conviction and compassion. In his 2016 New York Times op-ed piece "Death in Black and White," Michael Eric Dyson moved a nation. Now he continues to speak out in Tears We Cannot Stop—a provocative and deeply personal call for change. Dyson argues that if we are to make real racial progress we must face difficult truths...More in our current issue.
We can all use our voices to change the culture to prevent sexual violence. Prevention requires addressing the root causes and social norms that allow sexual violence to exist. This April we're calling on groups whose influence can play a critical role in changing those causes and norms.
We’re strongest when we raise our voices together, and that’s why we’re engaging new groups in the movement. These groups can help the next generation foster attitudes that promote healthy relationships, equality, and respect. These new voices will have a ripple effect on those that they teach, guide, and influence.
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