Soft Launch! Live from the Fayetteville Street Corridor: A Third Friday Art & Business Walk

Updated: May 3


Be Connected Durham & Beyond presents The Fayetteville Street Corridor (FSC) Fellows Project, sponsored by the City of Durham’s Department of Neighborhood Improvement Services on Third Friday April 16, 2021. LIVE from the FSC is a response to the feelings of unwelcome and exclusion many of our neighbors experience after having attended art walk events on Third Fridays in Downtown Durham. The Project, made up of a multi-tiered, long-term implementation strategy is designed to model equitable engagement that restores and revitalizes mobility in the Historic Hayti District while acknowledging and activating the creative genius of our neighbors who find creative ways to survive through extremely limited access and opportunity.

A soft launch is scheduled for Friday, April 16th from 7pm - 9pm at the Hayti Heritage Center. With an audience made up of our neighbors who live and/or operate on the Fayetteville Street Corridor, FSC Fellows will engage city officials, equity consultants, and you in an interactive capacity-building course of study to include:

  • a glossary defining equitable engagement from the perspective of marginalized peoples and communities

  • an educational curriculum addressing root cause of violences

  • a resource guide promoting access and opportunity for marginalized peoples and communities

  • implementation of a five (5) location Third Friday expansion along the Fayetteville Street Corridor, Durham North Carolina

  • implementation of long-term Third Friday expansion in Braggtown and The Village Durham North Carolina, leading to increased participation in civic engagement and the 2030 US Census by those whose lived experience are most adversely impacted by government policy, procedure, and program development

  • the inaugural Everybody Eats Equitable Engagement Directory, highlighting Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color (BIPOC) -led arts & cultural institutions, organizations, and businesses along the Fayetteville Street Corridor


The event launch is free and open to the public. Social distancing and face masks are required. For Press Inquiries, contact Angel Iset Dozier, Principal & Project Lead.