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EVENT | Barbershop Talk Series: Building Systems to Support Boys of Color

Barbershop Talk Series


The Durham Public Schools Office of Equity Affairs presents the third installment of the “Barbershop Talk Series: Building Systems to Support Boys of Color”—a discussion led by a panel of DPS parents.

The event takes place on Tuesday, Oct. 22, at Holton Career and Resource Center, 401 N. Driver St., 5:30 - 7 p.m. The Barbershop Talk event is free and open to the public; DPS employees are especially encouraged to attend. Guests are asked to register through Eventbrite at BarbershopTalk3.Eventbrite.Com.

The Barbershop Talk Series began last school year with a conversation about changing systems and structures within DPS to achieve greater equity and support for boys of color. Each Barbershop Talk event has drawn over two hundred parents, educators and community members. At this third event, the panel will be comprised of parents of DPS male students of color answering questions about successes they have experienced and barriers they have encountered on the path to supporting their young men in schools. 

Our live stream of the event starts at 5:25 pm via Youtube. LINK:

For more information about the Barbershop Talk Series, contact Jermaine Porter, DPS Boys of Color Initiative Coordinator, at

For press inquiries, contact Chip Sudderth, Chief Communications Officer, at