Calendar Spring 2009

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.

Celebrating Black History Month 2009
February and Beyond

A Change Has Come: A New Era of Black Leadership


February 16, 2009


Do  the Right Thing
Trabant Theater
7:00 pm

This 1989 Spike Lee film tells a tale of bigotry and racial conflict in a multi-ethnic community in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York.  The film will be followed by a discussion.

February 18
, 2009

African Dance Workshop
Warner Hall Basement
5:30 pm

An evening to experience the rhythms and beats of Africa while getting in a great work out.  Spaces are limited, please call 302-831-2991 to RSVP. 




February 21, 2009

A Day of Service: Homelessness in Wilmington, DE
Bethel  A.M.E  Church
9:30 am – 2:30 pm

Participants will spend the day providing services to the homeless at the Beautiful Gate Outreach Center, an entity of Bethel A.M.E Church.  Limited spaces available and transportation will be provided to those who reserve a space.

February 21, 2009

A Night of Soul with Jazmine Sullivan
8pm; Doors open at 7pm
Mitchell Hall

Tickets on sale at all UD Box Offices and Ticket Master locations February 13th.

Advance Tickets:
$15 - UD with ID
$20 - General Public  

More at the door




February 23, 2009

An Evening with Spike Lee

7pm; Doors open at 6pm
Bob Carpenter Center

Hailed as one of today’s premier American filmmakers, Lee has demonstrated a unique ability to use film as a medium for examining complex issues of race, class, and gender identity.  The evening will consist of a live musical performance, keynote address by Spike Lee, and a question and answer session.

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

Advance Tickets:
Free- UD Full-time Students with ID
$5 - UD Faculty/Staff/Other Students with ID
$10 - General Public  

Prices subject to change at the door

February 24, 2009

Iron Ladies of Liberia
Kirkbride Hall, Room 204
7:00 pm

In 2006, after nearly two decades of  the brutal civil war, the African nation of Liberia inaugurated the country’s first elected female president and Africa’s first freely elected female head of state, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf.  A Harvard-educated economist and grandmother of eight who had been exiled to Nigeria and nicknamed the “Iron Lady”, Johnson-Sirleaf faced enormous obstacles in rebuilding a war-torn country. 


February 27, 2009

BAMS presents… A Symposium on the U. S. Presidency of Barack Obama
Trabant Theater
9:00 am-5:00 pm

Some view Obama’s election as a permanent break from the racial divisions that have plagued our nation throughout its history.  Others believe that as significant as the election may have been, it will not resolve the racial disparities that burden the lives of African Americans and other racial minorities. This day-long symposium will include several panel discussions,  and a keynote from 12 -1:30 pm  by Jabari Asim, Editor in Chief of Crisis, the magazine of the NAACP, and author of the soon to be released Harper/Collins book What does Obama mean?  For more information, please visit

March 4, 2009

Black History Month Extravaganza
The Truth with Jeff Johnson: What’s Next for Black America
Trabant Multipurpose Rooms 
6:30 pm

Jeffrey Johnson is a social activist, political strategist, inspirational speaker, and architect for social change. Upon graduation from the University of Toledo, Johnson became National Director of the NAACP’s Youth and College Division, and later, Vice President for Russell Simmons’ Hip Hop Summit Action Network. Johnson furthered his reputation as a positive force among youth and young adults through his politically conscious television personality, “Cousin Jeff” on BET’s Rap City and the Jeff Johnson Chronicles, a show he hosted and produced. As a journalist, Johnson has interviewed Senators Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, and Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, Africa’s first female head of state and Liberia’s first female president.

A pre-lecture workshop entitled, Student Leaders of Color on Predominately White College Campuses will be held at 4:30 pm in Trabant Multipurpose Room C.  Jeff Johnson will lead a discussion on the perils and pitfalls many students of color face on predominately white college campuses and offer strategies for achieving success .

March 11, 2009





Annual EORO Student vs Alumni/Staff
B-ball Game
Bob Carpenter Sports Bldg. Gym 1

We are currently looking for players for both teams. If you are a student, faculty, staff, or alum interested in playing in the game, please forward your name to


March 14, 2009

BOA Career Services Center
Annual Multi-Ethnic Career Development Conference
Theme: Yes You Can...Jump Start your Career Today!
Trabant Multipurpose Rooms


March 21, 2009

A Day of Service: Youth and Education
2009 ICONS Heritage Bowl
12:00-5:00 pm
Purnell Room 115

The Heritage Bowl is a Black History Month trivia tournament designed to educate high school students about the accomplishments of African Americans.  Join the Center for Black Culture (CBC), and other members of the University of Delaware community, as we welcome high school students from the mid-Atlantic region to our campus.  If you are interested in assisting with this event, please call the CBC at 302-831-2991 by March 2.  The ICONS are a Delaware-based service organization dedicated to community empowerment via education and cooperative economics.


April 18, 2009

17th Annual Richard "Dick" Wilson Step Show
Doors Open at 6pm, Showtime at 7pm
Bob Carpenter Center

Tickets on sale now at all UD Box Offices.

May 29, 2009

Kente Stole Ceremony
7:00pm (Reception at 6pm)
Clayton Hall Ballroom

The evening before commencement the Black Student Union and the Center for Black Culture provide graduating seniors and their families with a forum to celebrate the extraordinary milestone of college graduation.

Those wishing to attend the ceremony should make a reservation by calling (302) 831-2991 or by sending an e-mail to [] by May 18.


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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