To dismantle deeply rooted beliefs in racial hierarchies and disrupt persistent structures and impacts of racism at Duke, in Durham, and beyond.

Duke TRHT Center Strategic Framework

The Duke TRHT Center’s framing tapestry reflects a fusion of head-space learning and heart-space sharing and connecting. Woven from the threads of Narrative Change, Racial Healing & Relationship Building, and Structural Revolution, this integrative approach is key to unlocking and instilling practices of truth-seeking, wonder, and empathy, which in turn creates meaningful social connections from which collective and sustainable change can arise.

As we reckon with our shared historical and current narratives and create new ones, recognize and embrace our common, equal, and interconnected humanity, and remake institutional policies, the TRHT Center helps alter beliefs, attitudes, and actions, addressing both the consequences and roots of racism.

Narrative Change

The purpose of an explicit focus on Narrative Change is to help uncover, produce, and share accurate and complete narratives about race and racism.

Racial Healing & Relationship Building

By cultivating relationships that celebrate our common humanity and embrace our diversity, we expand the capacity of individuals to work together towards transformation.

Structural Revolution

Bringing renewed and healing relationships into the institutions that shape our lives, we cultivate the possibility for true equity at the systemic level.

“The TRHT Movement aims to improve our capacity as communities and as a country to see ourselves in each other, so that we can shape a more equitable future with opportunities for every child to thrive.”

Dr. Gail Christopher: Visionary and Architect, TRHT Movement