We support opportunities for students to intellectually explore issues about race, ethnicity, social economic status, national origin, and gender.
Culture Clash is a series of meetings throughout the semester that aim to build and/or strengthen bridges between different cultural communities at Duke and in the broader Durham community. In order to do this, CMA reaches out to cultural communities and engages dialogue on the divisions and collaborations that exist among them. This provides opportunity for preventative work as well as a platform for reconciliation when needed. The desired outcome is that action plans will be created with the focus of building sustainable healthy relationships.
Embrace is an intimate gathering of student women of color interested in exploring and challenging their understanding of themselves and other women of color, in all our wonderful, complicated and sometimes frustrating diversity. The group will explore the myriad layers of exploitation and oppression in our lives, draw strength from our shared struggle, present feminist and womanist studies as a language for exploring experiences, develop a space of support and mentorship, and encourage holistic and authentic understanding of women's wellness.
Race Speaks! is a three-pronged initiative developed by the Center that aims to increase self and social-awareness regarding the role that race plays in everyday life. Race Speaks includes a series of dialogue sessions, a semesterly publication, and a digital storytelling campaign. By participating in this program, the desired outcome is for participants to increase their level of race-consciousness and become better equipped at developing authentic cross-racial relationships, identifying racial inequities, and advocating for positive change related to racial justice.