Duchess Harris was recently named the 2022 YWCA Woman of Power Award, which is presented to an individual who has shown an extraordinary commitment, enthusiasm and support in one or more of the following YWCA values: Peace: promoting the use of peaceful means, not force, to bring about political or social change by helping bridge divisions, resolving conflicts and uniting communities toward the realization of an equitable and harmonious world. Justice: is an advocate for adva
On Monday, Howard University issued an all-clear after telling students and faculty to stay indoors because of a bomb threat — the fourth that the university has received since early January. Nor is Howard alone. The leaders of some 16 historically Black colleges and universities(HBCUs) and nearly a dozen D.C. high schools are scrambling to protect their campus communities amid similar threats. >> Read Now!
2021 was a year of unprecedented moments. From an insurrection at our nation’s capital, to the end of the longest war in American history. We’ve struggled to make sense of all that has happened. In this episode of Disrupted, Harris joins two political experts to help sift through the events of the last year, and look ahead to 2022. >> Listen Now!
Watch Harris in A Beautiful Discussion: Black Resiliency, Centering Relationships, & Black Love. Featuring panelists Lissa Jones, & Brittany Delaney. Additional performances by poet Keno Evol & singer Melissa Belfrey. The events for Black History Month 2022 were presented in partnership with City of Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minneapolis Black Employee Network, African American ERG, People of Color ERG and Communication and Engagement Services of Hennepin County. >> Watch
Collected is a project of the African American History Curatorial Collective at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. This podcast offers compelling and accessible journeys through topics in African American history that are particularly relevant today. Season one looks at contemporary Black Feminism. >> Listen now!
In 1997, Duchess Harris’ University of MN American Studies doctoral dissertation, “From Kennedy to Combahee: Black Feminist Activism from 1960-1980” was nominated for the Ralph Henry Gabriel Prize. 25 years later, she returns as the David Noble lecturer to talk about the current relevance of her work. Her 2018 book, Black Feminist Politics from Kennedy to Trump is a definitive investigation of the mainstreaming of Black feminist politics in the 21st century. Following on the
Harris will partner with the The University of Minnesota Department of Surgery to provide an opportunity for Tuskegee University undergraduates who are interested in medicine with an immersion internship experience on the Twin Cities campus. Undergraduate participants engage in clinical observation, work on faculty-sponsored projects and participate in educational seminars from renowned leaders throughout our institution and Twin Cities community — all while exploring the gre