DHVI Perspective Series

The DHVI Perspectives series provides a forum for DHVI employees to express questions, experiences, and reflections that bear on the racial and social injustices in our country. The goal is to build a sense of community within DHVI by trying to understand one another on a deeper level in order to create a more inclusive environment for everyone. Previous sessions include:

6/11/2020: DHVI Employee Reflections: Kevin Saunders, PhD, President of DHVI's Diversity & Inclusion committee, presented on racial discrimination and police brutality.

6/23/2020: Interactions between the Community and Police Policy Advocates Panel Discussion: Members of the Duke Campus Police Department and DHVI discussed topics related to police brutality, as well as the Department's work in preventing racial targeting and discrimination on campus.

8/3/2020: Imposter Syndrome: DHVI's Dr. Letitia Jones presented on imposter syndrome and how it can affect your life. 

10/15/2020: Voting Rights: Katelin Kaiser from the Southern Coalition for Social Justice and Jessica Sullivan from Duke Votes presented on topics ranging from voting preparedness to voter rights. The session was moderated by DHVI's Dr. Ashley Nelson. You can watch the presentation here.

12/11/2020: Diversity and Inclusion Symposium: Keynote speaker, Ada Gregory, Associate Director of the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University, presented on Bystander Intervention. The session included a post-lecture discussion for employees to implement lessons learned within the DHVI community.

3/24/2021: Implicit and Unconscious Bias: Presentation by Judy Seidentstein, Duke Chief Diversity Officer and Associate Dean of Diversity & Inclusion and Dr. Benjamin Reese, Jr., Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences and President and CEO of BenReese, LLC. The session demonstrated how implicit and unconscious bias is generated and how to identify your own. You can watch the presentation here