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Living While Black Symposium to Address National and Campus Issues [Updated With Registration Information]

A university online event, Living While Black, will present Black faculty, staff and students speaking from their personal experiences and discussing the impact of racism and racist policies and structures.  The university community is invited to the event, which will be held from 9 am to 3:30 pm Tuesday, June 16.

A schedule of speakers and registration information will be available later this week.

Seen as the first step in a university-wide discussion on racial justice and equity, Living While Black is intended to address the current protests and Duke’s own difficult racial history.

The event was announced by President Vincent Price and other university leaders in a message sent Wednesday to the university community. “We must consider ways to address systemic racism and inequities in society, and very importantly, at our own institution. We are committed to action and accountability and understand that this is the only way to move forward.”

Living While Black is organized by the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement and the Office for Institutional Equity, with leadership by Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement Dr. Sherilynn Black.

Registration Information

Registration is required for this online event. If you do not have a Zoom account on using your netID[at], you must create an account before registering. Please go to and create an account using your netID[at] Then, when registering for the event, it is critical that you use your netID[at] email address rather than an alias (e.g., firstname.lastname[at] Please register here.