Why #DPSBeyond28 - learning about African American history should extend beyond the 28 days in February that has been nationally designated as African American history month. Providing culturally diverse perspectives is our commitment to historically inclusive education for our students and community year-long. Join the #DPSCelebrates / #DPSBeyond28 LIVE events throughout February & March to learn and experience some amazing African American contributions in our local community.

Featured Guests

Save the dates & times!

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February 7th

6:00 PM

VIRTUAL EVENT

Join us LIVE to continue the conversation around strengthening Boys of Color with our guest panelists shown below...

To see the event in English: https://youtu.be/Vo_FtyRnpQ0

Para ver al evento en Español: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4E_wuFIxtE

February 14th

6:30 PM

February 21st

6:00 PM

VIRTUAL EVENT

On this Valentines Day....Join our #DPSCelebrates/BEYONDtheCelebrations/#DPSBeyond28 Black History Month series event to see how DPS shows the LOVE for Black History Month across the district.

https://bit.ly/DPSYouTubeLive

VIRTUAL EVENT

Join our #DPS Celebrates Black History month series as we engage regional reporters Gilbert Baez from WRAL-TV and Akilah Davis from WTVD ABC11 in conversations about the influence of race and culture in the media. The discussion will include historical and contemporary topics.

https://bit.ly/DPSYouTubeLive

Para español: https://youtu.be/bDTvpauB5xo

February 28th

6:00 PM

March 7th

6:30 PM

IN-PERSON EVENT @ Hillside HS

COVID safety protocols will be followed

JOIN us virtually as well using the link provided below

#DPSCelebrates/BEYONDtheCelebrations/#DPSBeyond28 Black History Month series. This event is part of the CROWN Act Week initiative which was established to illuminate, affirm and amplify the diversity of natural hair in the Black community. This in-person event, which will be held at Hillside HS, will feature a diverse panel of women from the Durham community to discuss their own hair journeys and the role of natural hair in their personal, professional, and academic lives, as women of color.

Program Overview

https://bit.ly/DPSYouTubeLive

VIRTUAL EVENT

Join our #DPSCelebrates/BEYONDtheCelebrations to learn about the importance of learning a Foreign Language and hear from students who recently travelled internationally and their language experiences!

https://bit.ly/DPSYouTubeLive

March 14th

6:00 PM

March 21st

6:00 PM

VIRTUAL EVENT

Focus: DPS Alumni Connection–Building Bridges as Women

Moderated by Tonita Flowers

Join #DPSCelebrates, BEYONDtheCelebrations Women’s HERStory Month series of events where this week will feature young DPS alumni. This conversation will feature Vanessa Canuto, Amira Carter and Lauryn Futrell as they discuss their DPS experiences and share lessons for other young women.

https://bit.ly/DPSYouTubeLive

Spanish Link: https://youtu.be/da_zJM4SK70

VIRTUAL EVENT

Focus: QUEENS Panel: Raising Voices to Shatter Ceilings


Moderated by Talia Cotton

Join #DPSCelebrates/ BEYONDtheCelebrations Women’s HERStory Month series of events where this week will feature DPS educators who serve as Program Coordinators for the We Are QUEENS programs across the district. These women will discuss what inspires them to work with girls of color and how their lived experiences influence their work, along with the impact that they hope to have.

https://bit.ly/DPSYouTubeLive

Spanish Link: https://youtu.be/da_zJM4SK70

April 4th

6:30 PM

VIRTUAL EVENT

Join #DPSCelebrates/ BEYONDtheCelebrations Women’s HERStory Month series of events where this week will feature DPS alumni that are giving back to their local community by founding a resource for undocumented and DACAmented high school students interested in learning more about and pursuing higher education, as well as providing funding and connections that help them reach their post high school graduation goals.

https://bit.ly/DPSYouTubeLive

Spanish Link: https://youtu.be/da_zJM4SK70