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Sen. Bernie Sanders, Rev. William Barber host conversation on race at Duke Chapel

Posted January 9, 2018 2:28 p.m. EST
Updated January 9, 2018 2:39 p.m. EST

— Duke University Chapel will host a public conversation with United States Sen. Bernie Sanders and the Rev. William J. Barber II on Friday, Jan. 19 at 8 p.m.

The discussion, “The Enduring Challenge of a Moral Economy: 50 Years After Dr. King Challenged Racism, Poverty, and Militarism,” will be moderated by Duke Chapel Dean Luke A. Powery.

The event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required for entry. The Duke University Box Office will make tickets available to students beginning Jan. 11 and to the general public Jan. 12.

“In joining with others to begin organizing the Poor People’s Campaign 50 years ago, Dr. King was working out of a Christian conviction that racial equity, economic justice and peace among nations were interrelated issues -- and all matters of faith,” Powery said in a news release.

“Through this public conversation, we have an opportunity to bring together the insights of a preacher and a politician on the present-day work toward a just, moral economy.”

There is a limit of one ticket per person. To reserve a ticket, visit the box office in person at Duke’s Bryan Center visit the website or call 919-684-4444.