Each fall Duke Service-Learning hosts Context and Connections: an Immersive Experience for Duke Faculty in Durham, an engaged bus tour of Durham for new Duke faculty and those interested in deepening their own knowledge of and connections to the Durham community and in exploring connections with their teaching, research, and service.
Led by Sam Miglarese (Director of the Duke-Durham Neighborhood Partnership), Mayme Webb-Bledsoe (Neighborhood Coordinator with the DDNP), and Barbara Lau (Director of the Pauli Murray Project), the tours are designed to unearth and provoke discussion about many of Durham’s untold stories, as well as highlighting Duke’s past, present, and future involvement in the community. Several stops allow participants to explore unique Durham sites, and each tour ends in an informal lunch with community leaders downtown. Nonprofit leaders, elected officials, municipal employees, activists, small business owners, and educators join us for discussion about Durham's assets and challenges, and the relationship between Duke and Durham.
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