The NC Fund 50th anniversary events begin today and run through Saturday.
Today: A screening of the documentary “Change Comes Knocking: The NC Fund” with commentary from fund leaders Howard Fuller, Ann Atwater and others. 3 – 5 p.m.| Hayti Heritage Center, 804 Old Fayetteville St.
Monday: An inter-generational conversation about poverty and activism with fund leader Howard Fuller. 7 9 p.m. | Durham Caare, 214 Broadway St.
Tuesday: Dr. Robert Korstad, co-author of “To Right These Wrongs: The North Carolina Fund and the Battle to End Poverty and Inequality in 1960s America,” leads a conversation with Howard Fuller on the fund’s move from a focus on service to justice, followed by a panel discussion with community organizers about ways to address institutional barriers blocking upward mobility. [The lecture is at capacity, but view the live webcast at www.mdcinc.org/resources/press-room/mdc-lecture-series Tuesday starting at 3 p.m. The lecture also will be archived by MDC for future viewing.] 3 - 6 p.m.
Friday: Second screening of “Change Comes Knocking” with UNC law professor Gene Nichol, director of the Center for Work, Poverty and Opportunity. 7 – 9 p.m. | B.N. Duke Auditorium, N.C. Central University
Saturday: People are invited to participate in a march retracing the route of the 1963 “Silent March” for Justice, from the Hayti Heritage Center to the CCB Plaza in downtown Durham. The 1963 march by NCCU students and supporters protested segregation. 9:30 – 11 a.m.| Hayti Heritage Center, 804 Old Fayetteville St.