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Monday November 28th

Elevate: Amplifying voices in our community

Elevate is here to do exactly what it says — to give a platform to those whose voices are often silenced. This is a page to celebrate and uplift the underrepresented communities that make up Chapel Hill, who contribute to our culture and daily lives in ways that are often not reported. Elevate adds depth to stories across campus, the town and Orange County.


The page is in part put together and reported by members of the Sharif Durhams Leadership Program, a talent and leadership development course for DTH students from underrepresented groups. Elevate accepts pitches throughout the year for op-eds and letters from members of different groups in our community. Please send submissions to elevate@dailytarheel.com.



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Column: Dating needs an overhaul

"Dating apps have effectively killed the dating scene for LGBTQ+ and straight individuals. From hookup culture to perpetuating racial stereotypes, these apps have long stifled emotional connections among users."

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Signs outside Chapel of the Cross, an early voting location, point residents towards the front door on Monday, Oct. 31, 2022.

'Not accessible to everyone': People with disabilities face voting obstacles

Though polling locations across the country are required by statute to be compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act, some voters may still have trouble casting their ballots according to Disability Rights North Carolina.   The American Civil Liberties Union found that one in every five people who are eligible to vote has a disability.  “Having the right to vote is the basics of this democratic system and we need to have a democratic system where every single citizen in this country can vote with no impediments to that practice,” Ricky Scott, a voting rights activist who is blind, said.

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DTH Photo Illustration. Epilogue Book Cafe has a stand with free LGBTQ+-themed books for community members. There are also various ways to get a book discreetly if you wish. Photographed Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2022.

Epilogue offers free queer books to increase accessibility

Epilogue Books Chocolates Brews is offering free queer literature for young adult and middle-grade readers, on a carousel of books called Reading Rainbows. Epilogue customers can contribute books to the carousel by letting a bookseller know a book they're purchasing is for Reading Rainbows or by having a bookseller choose one for them. 

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Ceara Corry, MPA, MSW, LCSWA; Social Worker. 
Photo taken by Daniel Brown

CAPS will host two safe dating seminars for multicultural students

Two programs hosted by UNC's Counseling and Psychological Services Multicultural Health Program are hoping to shed light on the increased sexual violence toward marginalized communities.  “Green Flags: Healthy Relationships and Safe Dating for International Students” will be held on Friday, Oct. 28, at 1:00 p.m. in room 3407 of the Carolina Union. “Healing Forward: Intimacy after Trauma for BIPOC Students” will be on Wednesday, Nov. 16 at 5:00 p.m. in room 3201 of the Student Union. 

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Journalism school announces new DEI Action Plan, student inclusivity programs

The Hussman School of Journalism and Media recently released the 2022 plan of action on diversity, equity and inclusion.  The plan arrives one year after the Oct. 2021 routine review of the school by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications. The school is currently on provisional accreditation status.  The plan was developed through a collaborative process with Dean Raul Reis and other members of the school’s faculty and staff. 

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