For MLK Day, Duke Volunteers Package Meals for the Region’s Needy

Volunteers from Duke University, area Rotary Clubs and Duke School packaged 106,000 meals on Jan. 21 as part of the region’s commemoration of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

The volunteers gathered at the Duke School. The food packages will be distributed by the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle and their partner agencies working to end hunger in seven counties.

In addition, non-perishable items were collected at check-in for donation to the Durham Tech and N.C. Central University food pantries. View photos here.

Commemoration Media Coverage

Duke Chronicle

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Indy Week

Live Coverage: Activist, writer Shaun King speaks at Duke

Duke’s YouTube Channel

Watch writer and activist Shaun King’s talk

Triangle Tribune

#MeToo founder continues work started by King

Duke Today

At Duke’s MLK Celebration, a Vision for a Society Free of Sexual Violence

‘Me Too’ movement founder Tarana Burke draws inspiration from women pioneers

News & Observer

#MeToo founder calls on women to be ‘visionary’ to build and sustain movements


#MeToo founder gives speech during MLK address at Duke Chapel

The Chronicle

‘We will win’: Me Too founder discusses what makes a movement at MLK commemoration

Duke Chapel’s YouTube Channel

Watch: 2019 Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration

Writer and activist Shaun King to speak on Jan. 23

7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019
Bryan Center Reynolds Industries Theater

Writer and civil rights activist Shaun King will deliver a talk at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, in the Bryan Center’s Reynolds Theater. King is noted for his use of social media to promote social causes, including the Black Lives Matter movement, and is a columnist for The Intercept. Previously, he was a contributing writer for Daily Kos and a political commentator for The Young Turks. In February 2018 he co-founded the Real Justice PAC, which supports progressive candidates running for district attorney offices. Free parking is available in the Bryan Center Parking Garage. (see map at

Those unable to attend can watch a live stream of the event on Duke’s YouTube channel at