Duke University has adopted new policies for events. Read more about the DAA events that will be impacted.
Duke University has adopted new policies for events. Read more about the DAA events that will be impacted.

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Date: Saturday, November 9, 2019 | 12:30 pm - 02:00 pm EST

Price: $10

Location:  Catalyst Suite Central Room
3440 Market Street Suite 500
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania  19104
United States

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The 1619 Project was launched by The New York Times Magazine in August of this year. It examines the legacy of the arrival of the first enslaved Africans in America 400 years ago. In its pages, The 1619 Project presents essays and literary works that explore how slavery shaped the founding of our nation as well as its contemporary impact on our society. Since its launch, The 1619 Project has been met with great success and interest. Print copies of The 1619 Project issue have sold out with many discussions on the essays and contributions to the issue happening on-line and in-person in communities across the country.

Duke Black Alumni Philadelphia wants to contribute to the conversation by hosting "Community Conversation: The 1619 Project" for Duke alumni, friends and family in the Philadelphia area. The Community Conversation will focus on the lead essay from The 1619 Project: "The Idea of America," written by Nikole Hannah-Jones, the New York Times Magazine writer and MacArthur award winner who conceived of The 1619 Project. Time permitting, the conversation will also address some of the contributions from the section "A New Literary Timeline of African-American History."

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DAA Event Refund Policy

Event Cancellation by Sponsor

The Duke Alumni Association (DAA) reserves the right to cancel an event due to low enrollment or other circumstances which would make the event non-viable.If DAA cancels an event, registrants will be offered a full refund. Should circumstances arise that result in the postponement of an event, registrants will have the option to either receive a full refund or transfer registration to the same event at the new, future date.

Registration Cancellation by Participant

Unless specifically stated on registration materials, the deadline to receive a refund for your registration is 5 business days before the event. Cancellations received after the stated deadline will not be eligible for a refund. Refunds will not be available for registrants who choose not to attend an event. Cancellations will be accepted via phone, fax or e-mail, and must be received by the stated cancellation deadline. All refund requests must be made by the attendee or credit card holder. Refund requests must include the name of the attendee and/or transaction number. Refunds will be credited back to the original credit card used for payment. These above policies apply to all DAA Events unless otherwise noted in the corresponding event materials. Please read all individual event information thoroughly.