Friday, January 19, 2018 - 8:00pm
Duke Chapel
(919) 681-9488

Editor's note: The public conversation with the Rev. William Barber and Sen. Bernie Sanders scheduled for Jan. 19 in Duke Chapel is being postponed due to the likelihood of votes in the United States Senate that will require Senator Sanders to remain in Washington. Efforts are underway to reschedule the event, “The Enduring Challenge of a Moral Economy: 50 Years After Dr. King Challenged Racism, Poverty, and Militarism.” All tickets that have been issued for the event, including those being held at the Duke Box Office, will be honored for the rescheduled event.


Duke University Chapel will host a public conversation with U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders and the Rev. William J. Barber II, a Duke Divinity School alumnus and a national co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival.

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. It is part of Duke’s 2018 Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration and Duke Chapel’s Bridge Panel series, which seeks to connect people from disparate walks of life in order to discover shared pathways toward the beloved community of God.

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

Co-sponsors of the event include Duke Divinity School, Sanford School of Public Policy, and the Office for Institutional Equity.

In addition, Barber will be a featured participant in a Jan. 27 “Mobile Course in Public Theology & Activism” being co-sponsored by Duke Divinity School from 1 to 5 p.m. at Union Baptist Church, 904 North Roxboro St., in Durham, N.C. He will be joined by another Divinity School alumnus Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, author and director of Durham’s School for Conversion. See more details.