20|20 Scholars

To envision and create a more just future, The Purpose Project invited Duke undergraduates to join a year-long program to explore and engage in the challenges of racial justice and anti-racism work that the events of 2020 cast in such sharp relief. Scholars will explore not only the realities of racism but their own sense of purpose by working for social change within the structures and systems that shape public policy, our institutions, and our communities, cities, and country.

The fellowship seeks to engage students with transformative change in the complex terrain of racial justice work. Each student’s journey along this trajectory will be a process of discernment about how they are best positioned to understand and facilitate racial justice.


At the Kenan Institute we take seriously the notion that “Ethics Matters Everywhere.” Take a look at our student and faculty blogs exploring how and why ethics matters across a range of times, places and issues.