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Poverty, Health & Social Justice: An Evening With Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II

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Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II will be the speaker for The Terry Sanford Distinguished Lecture series on Feb. 20 at 5:30 p.m. He will address “Poverty, Health and Social Justice” during his talk taking place in Page Auditorium on the campus of Duke University.

WilliamRev. Dr. William J. Barber, II is the president of Repairers of the Breach and co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival which is a multi-state movement fighting to end systemic racism, poverty, the war economy, environmental destruction, and other injustices. Repairers of the Breach is a not-for-profit organization that seeks to build a moral agenda rooted in a framework that uplifts our deepest moral and constitutional values to redeem the heart and soul of our country.

Barber founded the Forward Together Moral Movement that gained national acclaim with the Moral Monday protests at the NC General Assembly in 2013 which drew thousands of protesters calling for the state government to embrace a moral public policy agenda, of which 1200 were arrested. He is the pastor of Greenleaf Christian Church in Goldsboro, NC and also served as president of the NC NAACP from 2006-2017.

Rev. Barber’s talk is free and open to the public, but event tickets are required. Tickets are available starting January 23 at tickets.duke.edu or 919.684.4444. Parking is available at the Bryan Center Deck on Science Drive, Duke University.

This event is co-sponsored by the Sanford School of Public Policy and the Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities & History of Medicine in the School of Medicine. The Terry Sanford Distinguished Lecture is made possible by support from the William R. Kenan Charitable Trust. The Boyarsky Lectureship in Law, Medicine & Ethics, created through a gift from Drs. Saul and Rose Boyarsky, brings distinguished lecturers to Duke University who can inspire achievement in social justice and public health through science.

For more information: trent-center@duke.edu (link sends e-mail) / 919 668-9000.

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