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Community Roundtables


Join Episcopalians United Against Racism (EUAR) and Communities in Partnership (CIP) at our twice monthly Virtual Community Round Tables | 2nd and 4th Wednesdays | 12:00-1:30pm (email [email protected] to join our mailing list!). 



Wednesday, April 28th, 12:00-1:30pm (REGISTER HERE)

Exploring the Connections Between Anti-Trans Oppression, White Supremacy Culture, and the Legacy of Lynching - A Panel Discussion with J. Clapp and Vanity Reid Deterville from the LGBTQ Center of Durham.

Trans and gender-nonconforming youth, especially female-identified trans youth of color, are under increasing attack and need our love and support more than ever! Around the country more than 100 bills have been filed that would bar trans youth from accessing life-saving medical care, limit their ability to participate in athletic programs, and invade the privacy of all youth athletes.

According to EqualityNC, 2021 has been the deadliest year on record for trans people, with trans murders jumping 226% in early March compared to that point last year. Bias and state-sanctioned violence and discrimination against our LGBTQIA+ family, friends, and neighbors is inextricably linked with the perpetuation of White Supremacy Culture and must be addressed as part of our urgent efforts to dismantle systems of racism and oppression. 

J. Clapp (they/them/theirs) is the Executive Director of the LGBTQ Center. 

Vanity Reid Deterville (she/her/hers) is Program Director of GRASP at the LGBTQ Center.


Wednesday, March 24th - Exploring the Theological, Religious, and Spiritual Legacy of Lynching with Dr. Tim Tyson (REPLAY RECORDING)

Tim Tyson is a senior research scholar at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University and author of The Blood of Emmett Till and Blood Done Sign My Name. As a continuation of our exploration of the devastating impact of lynching inspired by the Unfinished: Deep South podcast series, Dr. Tyson provided a historical and theological perspective on how the history of lynching and racial terror in the South is deeply embedded in our religious and spiritual practices and identity as a nation and in particular, here in the South.


Replay Previous Roundtable Discussions Inspired by the Unfinished: Deep South Podcast Series Exploring the Legacy of Lynching: 

Episode 1| Episodes 2-10 (Scroll down past Short Creek season to see "Deep South" episodes)

  • Jan. 27, 2021 - "The History and Legacy of Lynching in North Carolina" with NCCU Archivist Andre D. Vann. REPLAY
  • Dec. 9, 2020 - "The Making of the Unfinished: Deep South Podcast Series" with creators Taylor Hom and Neil Shea. REPLAY
  • Oct. 14, 2020 - "Racism in the Local News" with minister and journalist Carl W. Kenney II discussing his op-ed "In the matter involving Wendell Davis vs Heidi Carter, white silence exposes white privilege." REPLAY.

Replay Additional Roundtable Recordings:

  • Nov. 11, 2020 - From Here to Equality: Reparations for Black Americans in the Twenty-First Century with authors Sandy Darity and Kirsten Mullen. REPLAY
  • Oct. 28, 2020 - "Public Safety, Gun Violence and COVID19 in the 'Bull-et City'" with District Attorney Satana Deberry and Duke Professor Philip Cook, co-winner of the 2020 Stockholm Prize in Criminology for his work on "Evidence-based explanations of gun policy effects." REPLAY (Passcode Euar2020!)
  • Sept. 23, 2020 -"The Power of Community-Rooted Organizations, Part 2" with Camryn Smith, Dr. Danielle Spurlock, Aliyah Abdur-Rahman, and Dr. Kay Jowers,  Click here to read their article in Metropolitics. REPLAY
  • Sept. 9, 2020 - "The Power of Community-Rooted Organizations, Part 1" with Camryn Smith, Dr. Danielle Spurlock, Aliyah Abdur-Rahman, and Dr. Kay Jowers. REPLAY (Passcode Euar2020!)
  • Aug. 26, 2020 - "Putting Equity Into Action in our Durham Community" with Nia Wilson (SpiritHouse Inc), Dr. Ronda Taylor Bullock (we are) and Dr. Wanda Boone (Durham TRY)REPLAY (Passcode Euar2020!)
  • Aug. 12, 2020 - "Hayti Reborn: Durham Equity Project - Towards a Vision for Widely-Shared Prosperity for Hayti, NCCU and Durham" with special guest expert Dr. Henry C. McKoy, Jr., Managing Director of the Eagle Angel Network and faculty member at the NC Central University's School of Business. REPLAY (Passcode Euar2020!)