“It’s easy to make a buck. It’s a lot tougher to make a difference.” -Tom Brokaw
Dorian is involved in the community of Washington, D.C. and beyond. In Washington, D.C., she is a program volunteer for the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC). As a Program Volunteer, she supports and contributes to the successful undertaking of the NMAAHC’s public, educator and outreach programs along with special events.
She has assisted with the implementation of the following NMAAHC public programs and special events:
–Ain’t I a Woman: Interpreting the Intersections of Race and Identity, March 12, 2016
–The Future of the African American Past Conference, May 19-21, 2016
–Dedication Day Volunteer in the Family History Center, September 24, 2016
–The Underground Series: A Screening and Discussion, September 26, 2016
– I’m Judging You: The Do-Better Manual – A Conversation with Luvvie Ajayi, September 27, 2016
–Power to the People: A Conversation with Bobby Seale and Stephen Shames, October 30, 2016
–BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez: A Screening and Discussion, March 9, 2017
Outside of her service at NMAAHC, Dorian serves a mentor for the Elon Black Alumni Network’s Mentor Program. She is paired with an Elon undergraduate student in North Carolina, to assist them with developing their scholastic and professionals goals. She is also the Social Media Coordinator at her place of worship, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, the first independent black Episcopal church in Washington, D.C.