Calendar Spring   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.

University of Delaware
African Consciousness Celebration 2008
Celebrating Black History February and Beyond

February 22, 2008


An American Voice
Mitchell Hall Theater
8:00 pm

World-famous tenor Lawrence Brownlee is the 2006 winner of the Richard Tucker and Marian Anderson awards, and renowned collaborative pianist Katz has been championed by the Los Angeles Times as “the dean of collaborative pianists.” A limited number of free student tickets are available in the Center for Black Culture.

February 23, 2008


Ronald K. Brown/Evidence
Mitchell Hall Auditorium
8:00 pm

Ronald K. Brown, is the founder of the contemporary dance company Evidence. Mr. Brown has choreographed for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and has created a language influenced by the rhythmic movements of Africa. Tickets are on sale at all UD box offices. Admission: $20 General Public; $15 Students/Seniors; and $12 UD Students

Sponsors: Christina Cultural Arts Center, August Wilson Center for African American with the help of Carnegie Museum of Art, PMG Arts Management, Benedict Arts Center of the College of Saint Benedict; Delaware Division of the Arts, University of Delaware Center for Black Culture, Cultural Programming Advisory Board and Dark Arts Dance Co., Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, New England Arts Foundation

February 26

Meet The Silver Belles
Kirkbride Room 004
7:00 pm

They began in the 1930’s dancing with such stars as Duke Ellington and Cab Callaway and still perform in matching sequined costumes. Using historical film clips of the women’s glory days at the Apollo Theater, and the Cotton Club, and Small’s Paradise, as well as interviews and filmed dance routines, this sparkling documentary has something for everyone: dancing tips, witty dialogue, great characters, and, best of all, life lessons in how to age gracefully while still kicking up your heels.  Kariamu Welsh, Professor and Chair, Dance. Kariamu Welsh, Professor and Chair in the Dance Department at Temple University will speak.  For more information, call 831-8063 or 831-8474.
Sponsors: Office of Women’s Affairs; Black American Studies Program; Center for Black Culture; Departments of Anthropology, History, Political Science, Sociology, and Theatre; Faculty Senate Committee on Cultural Activities and Public Events; Honors Program; LGBT Allies Program; Office of Latino and Latin American Heritage; Student Organizations of NOWCAN, SAGE, Haven; Visiting Women Scholars Fund; and Women’s Studies Program.


February 27, 2008

Annual Black History Month Extravaganza
Leadership by Action and Not by Design
Speaker: Myrlie Evers - Williams
Trabant Multipurpose Rooms

5:30 pm Reception; 6:30 pm Program

Myrlie Evers-Williams is the widow of slain civil rights leader, Medgar Evers, and former chairperson of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP, 1995-1998).  Her positive reputation among civil rights activists, as a significant player in advancing social justice causes, made her election a chance for renewed optimism among NAACP supporters.  Since ending her role as the chairperson of the NAACP, Evers-Williams has pursued other causes; in particular, she started the Medgar Evers Institute to promote education, training, and economic development.
Sponsors: Center for Black Culture, Black Student Union

March 6, 2008

IFC presents…Hotel Rawanda: A Lesson To Be Learned
Speaker: Paul Rusesabagina
Trabant Multipurpose Room
7:00 pm

Ten years ago, as the country of Rwanda descended into madness, one man made a promise to protect the family he loved – and ended up finding the courage to save over 1200 people. Over the course of 100 days, almost one million people were killed in Rwanda. Hotel Rwanda, nominated for three Academy Awards, tells the inspiring story of real-life hero Paul Rusesabagina, who is portrayed in the film by Don Cheadle, a hotel manager in Rwanda who used his courage to shelter over a thousand refugees from certain death. His autobiography, An Ordinary Man, was published on the 12th anniversary of the genocide 2006.

Sponsors: Greek Council, SCPAB, Center for Black Culture

March 8, 2008

21 Annual Multiethnic Career Development Conference
Trabant Multipurpose Room
9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Students must register for this event at: The Conference is an excellent opportunity for students to meet recent alumni and learn how to utilize University resources to build a successful career. The keynote speaker for this year will be Bonnie St. John, a great motivational speaker and author who will be sharing her career experiences. This is a fantastic chance for you to network with employers and alumni, obtain internships and summer jobs. An incentive drawing will take place and a Gateway laptop, valued at over $1200 will be given away as a grand prize. First prize will be a $500.00 Bookstore Gift Certificate.

Sponsors: Career Services, Aspire, Excel, Nucleus, Rise, Center for Black Culture, Center for Counseling and Student Development

March 26, 2008


CPAB presents an evening with
Kirk Franklin                                           
Clayton Hall Auditorium
7:00 pm

The Grammy-winning, multi-platinum gospel sensation who introduced Hip-Hop to Gospel, Kirk Franklin shares his story of a life filled with parental abandonment, drugs, and street violence and his reformation into ministry and gospel music.

Book and CD signing will follow.   

$5-UD Community w/ID
$10-General Public

Tickets on sale now at UD Box Offices and all Ticket Master locations.

April 24, 2008

CPAB present T-Pain and special guest Rick Ross on Thursday, April 24, 2008, 8:00 p.m. at the Bob Carpenter Sports Center.

$23 with student I.D.
$28 for the General Public

Tickets on sale at all UD Box Offices and Ticket Master locations beginning April 3rd.

April 26th 2008
Dark Arts Performing Dance Company (DA)
“Memoirs: A Mirage of Gifted Souls”
Join DA for their 12th Annual Spring Concert!
Saturday, April 26th 2008
University of Delaware – Mitchell Hall
$4 ahead/ $6 at the door – with UD ID
$5 ahead/$6 at the door – General Public

*** Tickets go on sale at the door at 6:00 pm *** On sale at all UD Box Offices
Doors open at 6:30 pm
Show starts at 7:00 pm

May 21, 2008

Cultural Programming Advisory Board (CPAB)
“Annual Outdoor Festival”
End the Semester the right way, with fun, food, and your friends!!
University of Delaware – North Green
Time:  TBA

May 30th 2008

Center for Black Culture (CBC) and Black Student Union (BSU)
“Annual Kente Stole Ceremony”
Friday, May 30th 2008
University of Delaware – Pearson Hall

Time: TBA


More Events to come

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