FAITH SUMMIT on Racism & Child Poverty
Posted on 02.07.2019, Thursday

Please join The Partnership along with so many others who care about Durham for the 2019 Faith Summit on Racism & Child Poverty on Thursday, March 7th, 2019 from 8:30 am – 4:00 pm at Union Baptist Church, 904 N Roxboro Street Durham, NC.
The 2019 Faith Summit is co-hosted by Episcopalians United Against Racism (EUAR) and End Poverty Durham. This all-day, interfaith event will include local and national speakers, agencies, and community organizers working in the field, breakout sessions, collaborative planning, and future engagement opportunities.

2019 Faith Summit Goals:
  • 1. Participants will gain awareness and understanding of racism as the root cause of child poverty.
  • 2. Participants will discover resources and services already happening in Durham to reduce racism and child poverty.
  • 3. Participants will create collaborative steps for congregations and organizations to work together to reduce racism and child poverty in Durham.



2015-2017 State of Durham County
  • 71% of children ages 0-8 living in Durham are from a minority group
  • 37% and 36% of black and Hispanic children 0-8 live in homes at or below poverty (compared to only 8% of white children 0-8)
  • 57% and 86% of black and Hispanic children 0-8 live in low-income households (compared to only 14% of white children 0-8)

Structural racism is considered to be a “system in which public policies, institutional practices, cultural representations, and other norms work in various, often-reinforcing ways to perpetuate racial group inequity.” Quantifying and identifying such a large problem with multiple components including historical and cultural reasons can be challenging but is a necessary step to end and ameliorate inequity.


Source sites:

City of Durham Human Relations Commission Report on Structural Racism in Durham June 5, 2018

11 Terms You Should Know to Better Understand Structural Racism,” January 30, 2018,