1. Something I would really like to work on is broader programming to educate the student body at duke about privilege and the way it operates in their own lives. I think most of us can agree that Duke is a place where much privilege can be found. This privilege, whether it be racial, socioeconomic, or educational, can cause many of us, myself certainly included, to have blind spots about the world around us. I would want to help the Equity and Outreach committee can continue to work on programs like the LGBTQIA+ invitational weekend and the Minorities United Coalition, but also add programs to break down and understand the privilege that so many of us hold.
2. Many new students at Duke are coming from communities where people are more alike to them demographically then their new peers at Duke. In this environment it can therefore be easy to cling to people, who like back home, are more similar to yourself. However to me, the purpose of a place like Duke seems to be the exact opposite. I would propose a program to pair people who are come from very different backgrounds then each other randomly for short meals together.
3. The power of physical space to house community is undeniable, spaces on campus like the women's center, the CMA, or the CSGD are important to developing community and comfort. I would propose that alongside the women's center, and potentially in partnership with the CMA, physical space for students of minority groups be created within east campus for incoming freshmen.