Time: 5-6:30 p.m., Sanford School of Public Policy, Fleishman Commons, 201 Science Drive, Durham
Students, faculty and the public are invited to a Robert R. Wilson Distinguished Lecture with Hon. Dikgang Moseneke, former deputy chief justice of South Africa and a Rubenstein Fellow at Duke during the spring semester of 2020. Moseneke, the author of the memoir, “My Own Liberator,” will reflect on some of his life experiences through an oral history interview conducted by Catherine Admay, a lecturer in the Sanford School, and professor Karin Shapiro of Duke’s African and African American Studies Department. A reception and book signing will follow. The event will be livestreamed to the Sanford School’s Facebook and YouTube pages.
Tallahassee Mayor and 2018 Democratic Florida gubernatorial nominee Andrew
Gillum will deliver the keynote address for Duke University’s annual Martin
Luther King Jr. commemoration on Sunday, Jan. 19.
the Florida Democratic Party’s first African-American nominee for governor, will
speak on “the power of the people,” the commemoration theme. The program in
Duke University Chapel is open to the public.
March 2019, Gillum launched the voter outreach organization Bring It Home
Florida and vowed to register one million new voters in Florida before this
year’s presidential election. Gillum, who lost the gubernatorial race to Gov.
Ron DeSantis by less than a half a point, is now a CNN contributor.
has called Florida a “one percent state,” noting that the last three
presidential races were decided by just one percent of the vote. Gillum joins
Stacey Abrams, who narrowly lost the 2018 gubernatorial election in Georgia, in
fighting for voting rights.
annual program will link King’s civil rights legacy to the continuing struggle
for equity and justice in all facets of our society. The event starts at 3 p.m.
Free parking is available in the Bryan Center Parking Garage (see map at http://myatlascms.com/map/?id=21&mrkIid=39570) and a live webcast
of the commemoration will stream at chapel.duke.edu.
we reflect on Dr. King’s legacy, we really wanted a speaker who would be
positive and inspirational at this moment, and someone who is working toward
the common good,” said Kimberly Hewitt, vice president for Duke’s Office for
Other highlights of the Duke Chapel program include performances by the Duke Amandla Chorus and The Collage Dance Company, as well as greetings from Duke University President Vincent Price, Chancellor for Health Affairs Dr. A. Eugene Washington, Duke Black Student Association Vice President De’Ja Wood and Durham Mayor Steve Schewel.
Before and after the event, three organizations — Democracy NC, North Carolina Asian Americans Together (NCAAT) and DukeVotes – have been invited by the commemoration committee to set up tables for a voter registration drive and information sharing, including details about the 2020 elections and U.S. Census.
campus events, which are also free and open to the public, include:
11 a.m., Sunday, Jan. 19, Duke Chapel: The Rev. Dr. Soong Chan Rah, professor
of church growth and evangelism at North Park Theological Seminary in Chicago,
is the guest preacher during the chapel’s regular worship service. He was
founding senior pastor of Cambridge Community Fellowship Church, Cambridge,
Mass., a multi-ethnic, urban ministry-focused church committed to living out
the values of racial reconciliation and social justice in the urban context. A
livestream of the service is available on the Chapel website and a recording is
5-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, Sanford School for Public Policy, 201 Science
Drive, Fleishman Commons: A program with Dikgang Moseneke, former deputy chief
justice of South Africa and a Rubenstein Fellow at Duke during the
spring semester. Moseneke,
author of the memoir “My Own Liberator,” will reflect on some of his
life experiences through an interview conducted by Catherine Admay, a
lecturer in the Sanford School, and professor
Karin Shapiro of Duke’s African and African American Studies Department. A
reception and book signing will follow. The event will be livestreamed to the
Sanford School’s Facebook and
8 p.m., Thursday and Friday, Jan. 30-31, Rubenstein Arts Center, 2020 Campus
Drive, von der Heyden Studio Theater: “From Myth to Man:
Martin Luther King, An Interpretation,” a one-man play featuring actor John Ivey as
the civil rights leader, created and presented by Duke Division of Student
Affairs staff member Ira Knight, who is a playwright, producer, director and
author. Following each performance, Knight and Ivey will welcome questions and
conversation with the audience. “From Myth to Man” is supported by Duke Arts
through the Rubenstein Arts Center arts project program. No reservations
required; free special event parking.