Calendar  Fall 2008

Programs and events are free and open to the University community unless otherwise noted. All events that require tickets can be purchased at all University of Delaware Box Offices, (302) 831-4012. For additional University events see UD Campus Events.
Feel free to contact the CBC to find out more about any of these events.

September 18

An Evening with Soledad O’Brien: Diversity through My Lens
7:00 pm
Clayton Hall Auditorium

Soledad O’Brien is an anchor and special correspondent for CNN: Special Investigations Unit where she reports on the most significant stories across the country and the world. Most recently, O'Brien spent more than a year tracking the stories of black men and women from all walks of life in America for the groundbreaking documentary series 'Black in America.' O’Brien is a graduate of Harvard University, and a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.


September 30


BSU and Public Safety BBQ
4:00 pm
Center for Black Culture

Enjoy good conversation with Senior Administrative Staff Members and Public Safety. Please RSVP to or 302-831-2991.


October 17

CBC House Party
10:00 – 1:00 pm
Center for Black Culture

All UD students with valid ID’s are invited; however, spaces are limited and you must RSVP by calling 831-2991. Free for Each One Reach One participants and $2 for all others.


October 18

Annual Homecoming BBQ
3:00 – 7:00 pm
Center for Black Culture

Join us for an afternoon of food and fellowship.

We will have a limited amount of tickets to the comedy show available at the BBQ

October 18


Annual Homecoming Comedy Show
8:00 pm – doors at 7:00 pm
Mitchell Hall Auditorium

The show this year will feature comedians Arnez J from BET’s Comic View and TuRae from the Laugh House in Philadelphia.


November 11, 2008
(postponed to a later date)


The Truth with Jeff Johnson
7:00 pm
Clayton Hall Auditorium

From the Hip-Hop community to mainstream media, Jeff Johnson has served as a trusted voice for information and opinions to youth for over 10 years. A social activist, political strategist, inspirational speaker, executive producer and an architect for social change, Johnson is one of today’s most gifted leaders in both the political and entertainment arenas.  

Johnson has spent the bulk of his professional career carving a unique niche of merging the worlds of politics and popular culture. Formerly known as Cousin Jeff, Johnson has served as the National Youth Director for the NAACP, Vice President for the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network, and host of Black Entertainment Television’s (BET) and Jeff Johnson Chronicles. As a journalist, Johnson has covered the Darfur Crisis, Hurricane Katrina, and the Democratic and Republican National Conventions. Johnson currently serves as host of his own show, The Truth, on BET.

Mr. Johnson will lead a pre-lecture workshop at 5:00 pm (location TBD). The workshop will discuss the challenges of being a student leader of color on a white college campus.


Sunday, November 9

Favela Rising- Film
7:30 pm
Trabant Theater

FAVELA RISING depicts the development of the Afro-Reggae movement in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), created by Anderson Sa, a former drug-trafficker. Through hip-hop music, the rhythms of the street, and Afro-Brazilian dance, he rallies his community to counteract violent oppression enforced by teenage drug armies and sustained by corrupt police.   Jeff Zimbalist (director) will lead a discussion following the film.


Friday, December 5

Lecture free & open to the public.
Directions to Clayton

Pre-Kwanzaa Celebration

5:30 pm-Reception/6:00pm Program
Clayton Hall Auditorium

Featuring M.K. Asante, Jr.
Professor and Award-Winning Author
The Electrifying Universal African Dance
& Drum Ensemble

Kwanzaa feast is free to the University of Delaware faculty, staff and students. All others $15.00.
RSVP required for the feast only.

Kwanzaa is a unique American holiday that pays tribute to the rich cultural roots of Americans of African Ancestry.   The event will feature a guest speaker, cultural performance, and feast.


January 8 – 11

2009 National Black Student Leadership Retreat
Washington DC

Over the course of four days students will attend workshops lead by prominent African-American leaders.


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The University of Delaware Center for Black Culture
192 S. College Avenue, Newark, DE 19716
Telephone 302-831-2991 :: Fax 302-831-4097
Office Hours: M-R, 8:00am - 7:00pm, F 8:00am - 5:30pm