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Mikki Kendall to give 2023 MLK keynote

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Mikki Kendall

Duke University is pleased to welcome Mikki Kendall who will give the keynote address at the 2023 Duke Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration on Sunday, January 15, at 3 PM at Duke 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. Her essays can be found at TIME, the New York Times, The Guardian, the Washington Post, Ebony, Essence, Salon, The Boston Globe, NBC, Bustle, Islamic Monthly, and a host of other sites. Her media appearances include BBC, NPR, the Daily Show, PBS, Good Morning America, MSNBC, Al Jazeera, WVON, WBEZ, and Showtime. She has discussed race, feminism, education, food politics, police violence, tech, and pop culture at institutions and universities across the country.

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