Current Initiatives

Monthly Conversations on the 3rd Wednesdays

These conversations address the connections between racism and poverty.  The focus of these meetings revolves around five major areas of the poverty challenge.

Five Major Areas of the Poverty Challenge
  • Education
  • Housing
  • Healthcare
  • Jobs
  • Family Support (ex: childcare and transportation)

Recent presentations have focused on the benefits of racial equity training, health disparities (and Duke Health’s initiation of “Healthy Durham 20/20); affordable housing, access to jobs, and the upcoming actions of the revived Poor People’s Campaign, led by Rev. William Barber.

REAL Durham

REAL Durham is a diverse community committed to creating a more equitable Durham where all are thriving and poverty-free.

REAL Durham creates community by building relationships across lines of privilege, race and class. We support individuals to reach their personal goals, we honor each others’ gifts and talents, and we work together towards economic stability for everyone.

REAL Durham is currently under fiscal sponsorship of Durham Congregations in Action; but is now in process of moving to become a partnership with Communities in Partnership, an East Durham community-led organization.

Learn more by visiting the REAL Durham website.