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Mikki Kendall to Deliver Keynote Address at 2023 MLK Commemoration

Mikki Kendall

Duke University is pleased to announce that bestselling author Mikki Kendall will deliver the keynote address at the university’s 2023 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration at 3 p.m. on Sunday, January 15, at Duke University Chapel.

Mikki Kendall is a writer, diversity consultant, and occasional feminist who talks a lot about intersectionality, policing, gender, sexual assault, and other current events.

Read the full story at Duke Today.

2023 MLK Day of Service Will Help Food Banks

The meal-packaging event is held annually on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Hundreds of Duke students, faculty and staff will volunteer on Monday, Jan. 16, to assemble pre-packaged meals to support North Carolina food banks.

The meal-packaging event is held annually in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. It is organized by Triangle-area Rotary clubs and will be hosted by Duke School, with additional support from the Duke Office of Durham and Community Affairs. Meals will be distributed to Interfaith Food Shuttle and Meals of Hope.

Volunteers must register in advance, provide confirmation of their COVID-19 vaccinations and wear masks while participating. They may sign up for either a morning shift (9-11 a.m.) or afternoon shift (11:30-1:30 p.m.).

Participants will form assembly lines to measure and add dry ingredients into small bags that they then work together to seal and label. The event will generate more than 100,000 meals for clients of local food banks, who need only to add water to create a hot, hearty meal.

For more information and to register, visit bit.ly/Duke-MLK-Meal-Packaging



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