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Archive: July 2019

3-2-1 Work-Based Learning Initiative

By: ChamberMarketing | July 15, 2019

Durham Public Schools will launch its “3-2-1 Work-Based Learning Initiative” in August 2019, with the purpose of helping build your local talent pipeline, close the skills gap for critical positions, and connect Durham youth to high demand, high wage jobs. Beginning with this fall's 9th grade class, by the...

DPAC Celebrates Successful 18/19 Season with Record Attendance and Sellouts

By: ChamberMarketing | July 11, 2019

Venue remains a nationally recognized theater in its eleventh year! DURHAM, N.C. – With a record-high attendance of 536,710 guests and a record-breaking 163 sellout performances, DPAC (Durham Performing Arts Center) celebrated the ending of a highly successful 2018 / 2019 season. In DPAC’s 11th season of operations under...

How to talk about Tough Issues of Race & Poverty, Bryan Stevenson’s True Justice Documentary & Why Frederick Douglass’ 1852 Speech is still being read today

By: ChamberMarketing | July 11, 2019

As we celebrated Independence Day over the weekend, a special reading of Frederick Douglass’s 1852 speech ‘What to the slave is the Fourth of July’ was read at Stagville Plantation in Durham, once one of the largest plantations in North Carolina that enslaved hundreds of people. Durham City Councilman...