Highways, Housing & Human Rights: Durham Past & Future

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Highways, Housing & Human Rights: Durham Past & Future

Highways, Housing & Human Rights: Durham Past & Future

Tuesday, February 19, 6-8 pm

Room 217, Perkins Library, Duke University

"Highways, Housing & Human Rights: Durham Past & Future" is a panel of local community leaders talking about the history and context of the present-day affordable housing crisis in Durham. Speakers will focus on the history of Black economics in Durham, as well as the history of redlining and urban planning that shape the gentrification that's happening today. What has Duke's role in this process been, and how can students get involved in making change locally? Join the Community Empowerment Fund in examining these topics and more in Perkins 217 on Duke's campus from 6:00-8:00.

CEF is a local nonprofit with offices in Durham and Chapel Hill that focuses on issues related to economic justice, housing insecurity, and homelessness. CEF partners volunteers ("Advocates") with community members ("Members") in working toward Members' goals. Duke student volunteers are currently trained in a semester-long house course, and this panel is a part of the training that is open to the wider community. We also have an upcoming Community Advocate Training open to non-students on March 30. Learn more about CEF and how to become an Advocate or Member at communityempowermentfund.org.

This event is co-sponsored by UCAE and DSG and is free and open to everyone.