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Date: Tuesday, October 29, 2019 | 06:30 pm - 09:00 pm EDT

Price: $25 per person

Location:  The Center Club
100 Light Street
Baltimore, Maryland  21202
United States

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The national narrative about Baltimore fails to capture the more nuanced reality that many of us experience. Our city is rich in many ways, in terms of culture, character, affordability, geography… And, yet, we recognize and share legitimate concerns about the deep poverty, racial disparities and violence that constitute enormous challenges for Baltimore and other American cities.

How do we combat perceptions and generate support for our city? How do we tackle racial divisions, inequality and tensions? How can we leverage Baltimore's tremendous cultural, philanthropic and institutional assets to address problems? What indicators of progress should we aspire toward in terms of health, education and economic development? From what should we draw hope and inspiration? What initiatives can Duke alumni support that will make a difference?

Join Duke alumni for a reception and conversation with the Duke alumni who lead two of Baltimore's most recognized institutions. Shanaysha M. Sauls AM'04, PhD'08, president and CEO of Baltimore Community Foundation, and Kevin W. Sowers MSN'89, president of the Johns Hopkins Health System and executive vice president of Johns Hopkins Medicine will reflect on the local issues, challenges and opportunities in a discussion moderated by Paula Phillips Burger '67, AM'74, Duke trustee emerita.

The moderated discussion will be followed by Q&A and closing reception.

6:30–7:30 p.m. Check-in and reception with hors d’oeuvres and hosted wine, beer and soft drinks bar
7:20 p.m. Welcome and introductions
7:30–8:30 p.m. Program: Building a Better Baltimore and Q&A
8:30–9 p.m. Mingle with alumni and friends and enjoy a dessert reception, coffee & tea
9 p.m. Program concludes


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