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Lunch Discussion: Youth Organizing in a Global Context

Wednesday, Feb. 27th 2013 at 12:30pm

Sanford Commons

We will be discussing the role of global youth community organizing and how community organizers can effectively engage young individuals to inspire inter-generational collective movements. Raphael Obonyo, MPP '13, will speak about his experiences working with youth in his native Nairobi, Kenya and at the United Nations Development Programme in New York last summer.

Black Graduate Professional and Student Association: A Celebration Through The Arts

Thursday, Feb. 28th 2013 at 8pm

335 West Main Street

Durham, NC

Please come and support the Black Graduate Professional and Student Association as it hosts A Celebration Through The Arts: Commemorating 50 Years of Integration at Duke University. There will be amazing student performances and recognition of Black alumni.

Please RSVP here:

International Comparative Studies 40th Anniversary Conference: Movements and Unequal Exchanges in an Unequal World ICS at 40

Thursday, Feb. 28th 2013 at 8am

Duke University - East Campus, Durham, NC

Durham, NC

Richard White Lecture Hall, Duke University

The conference is free and open to the public. Please register here:


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What is Bridging Communities?

Bridging Communities is a graduate student interest group that strives to ensure a welcoming, inclusive community for diverse students and advance the interests of social justice at the Sanford School of Public Policy. We aim to build stronger relationships within the Sanford School of Policy's professional programs: Master of Public Policy, Master of International Development Policy and PhD, along with Duke's professional programs.