Amnesty International

Amnesty International’s mission is to undertake research and action focused on preventing and ending grave abuses of rights to physical and mental integrity; freedom of conscience and expression; and freedom from discrimination, within the context of promoting all human rights. AI is independent of any government, political ideology, or religious creed, and is concerned solely with the impartial protection of human rights. At Duke we strive to bring forward a community of students interested in changing the status quo of human rights violations happening all around the world, in which many of us are complicit through inaction. We seek to collaborate with other groups in efforts that can bring human rights issues to the forefront of conversations and dialogues on campus. More information can be found on the organization’s website.

Blue Devils United

Blue Devils United is the student group for LGBTQ undergraduate students, allies, and friends. Blue Devils United seeks to provide social opportunities for LGBTQ students and their allies, outreach to students at Duke and in the community, and to advocate for the needs of LGBTQ individuals both at Duke and beyond.

Center for Race Relations

The CRR provides a safe space that challenges all individuals to think critically about human diversity in an environment open to all perspectives. Through sustained dialogue, academic engagement, social interaction, and experiential learning, the Center facilitates meaningful exchange within the Duke community in order to connect and empower groups and individuals across all identity lines.

Duke Students for Justice in Palestine

The mission of DSJP is to raise awareness of the current humanitarian and political situation in the Palestinian Occupied Territories. DSJP seeks to accomplish this mission by hosting lectures and educational events on the matter, holding peaceful demonstrations, hosting film screenings, and planning fundraising events to support the cause as decided on by members of the group.

Project HEAL

The mission of Project HEAL is to plan and implement service projects in Latin America to reduce global health disparities. We value sustainable development and preventative measures that aim to improve community health. Project HEAL also partners with the Durham organization, El Centro Hispano, to work with the local Latino community in health education.

Project HEAL’s most recent work in Honduras focused on building awareness of women’s health issues, especially cervical cancer and HIV/AIDS. Our health education work extended to children as well; topics discussed included nutrition, hygiene, and dental health.

Liberty in North Korea

Our organization is dedicated to raising awareness on issues related to N. Korea and N. Korean refugees. We do this by holding documentary screenings, inviting guest lecturers (including our past invitation of Kim Hyun Sik, former tutor to the dictator himself), and engaging in projects where we work with N. Korean refugees currently residing in S. Korea.