The Center for Race Relations excitedly endorses Kaveh Danesh for Young Trustee. While all the candidates exemplify leadership qualities that would greatly impact the Trustee Board, the CRR believes that Kaveh’s emphasis on academics as a tool to create an inclusive campus culture speaks most to our values as an organization. The Center for Race Relations acts as an ally for all individuals who are discriminated against and marginalized. We provide a safe space for meaningful exchange among all members of Duke’s diverse community through sustained dialogue, academic engagement, social interaction, and experiential learning. We challenge people to think critically about issues of diversity in an environment open to all perspectives. In his extensive history as a student leader, which includes serving on several formative committees and working closely with students and administrators alike, Kaveh embodies the CRR’s core beliefs by using each individual’s unique Duke experience to mold his vision for a better Duke. We believe that Kaveh has the experience and the passion to best serve as a voice for our diverse student body on the Trustee Board.
We encourage members of the Center for Race Relations and the Duke community at large to become familiar with Kaveh’s platform and why we feel that he is the best candidate for Young Trustee.
Deja Beamon, Trinity ‘13 and Bridget Gomez, Trinity ‘12
Co-Presidents, Center for Race Relations