2010 Commemoration

Where Do We Go From Here?: Overcoming Inequity and Building Community

Duke University’s 2010 Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Committee finds insight into Dr. King’s vision for an equitable society in his last published book, Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community? In the book’s last chapter, he writes:

“The contemporary tendency in our society is to base our distribution on scarcity, which has vanished, and to compress our abundance into the overfed mouths of the middle and upper classes until they gag with superfluity. If democracy is to have breadth of meaning, it is necessary to adjust this inequity. It is not only moral, but it is also intelligent. We are wasting and degrading human life by clinging to archaic thinking. … The curse of poverty has no justification in our age.”

FEATURED EVENTS

dolores_huertaJan. 17 // Labor Leader, Activist Dolores Huerta to Speak at Duke’s MLK Program
Time: 3 p.m.
Duke Chapel
Free and open to the public

 

african_childrens_choirJan. 18 // African Children’s Choir Comes to Duke
Time: 2 p.m.
Page Auditorium

 

 

orlandobagwellJan. 15 // Orlando Bagwell, producer and filmmaker
“Eyes on the Prize” and “Citizen King”
Time: 6 p.m.
Richard White Lecture Hall
Free and open to the public

 

seesawJan. 13 // “I AM the Dream” gallery exhibit
Time: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
John Hope Franklin Center, first floor

 

 

hfhJan. 16 // MLK Habitat for Humanity Service
Time: 10 a.m.
West Campus Quad

 

 

vigilJan. 18 // MLK March and Candlelight Vigil
Time: 5 p.m.
Chapel Drive traffic circle

 

 

rabbi_stantonJan. 19 // Chaos or Community: A Mosaic of Dr. King’s Living Dream
Time: 6 p.m.
Reynolds Industries Theater, Bryan Center

 

 

event_hungerJan. 20 // MLK Million Meals Service Event
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Time: 5- 9 p.m.
Southern High School. Transportation provided.
Update: All meals will be sent to Haiti.

 

dralicecoombsJan. 22 // SNMA 16th Annual MLK Banquet featuring Dr. Alice Coombs
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Millenium Hotel, Durham