Welcome to the Center for Black Culture's Community Journal,
weekly announcement of events/programs/issues of interest to you.

October 20, 2008 Archived Journals

Announcements || Multicultural Programs || Employment/Internship Opportunities || Each One Reach One
CBC News || Upcoming Events || Student Organization News || Newsletter Submissions

CBC News/Information

Fiesta Latina
Friday, October 24th
7:30-11:00pm, Trabant MPR

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by dancing the night away to live music with Latin band, La Orquesta Insaciable. Participate in our exciting dance class, and learn how to Samba, Salsa, Cha Cha, Rumba, Mambo, Meringue, Bachata, Tango, and Bolero. Dance lessons promptly at 7:30 pm. Read more

Cubana-Be, Cubana-Bop: Race & Rhythm in Afro-Latin Jazz
Tuesday, October 28th
6:30pm, Gore Recitation Hall

Read more

CBC/Multicultural Programs

Favela Rising- Film

Sunday, November 9th
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.

Upcoming Events

The Truth with Jeff Johnson
Tuesday, November 11th
(Please note: New Date)
7pm, Clayton Hall

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 predominately white college campus.

Volunteer Opportunities

No current listings.

CBC Newsletter Submissions

Please email slw@udel.edu by this Thursday to submit information for the next issue of the Community Journal.
Each One Reach One

No current listings.

Student Organization News

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated SkeeWeek
October 20-25th

Scrapbooking 101
Monday, October 20th
Center for Black Culture

Tuesday, October 21st
Closed Program

Meet the Candidates: Part II
Wednesday, October 22nd
Gore 116
Co-sponsored with Campus Alliance de la Raza, College Republicans, and College Democrats

Dining Etiquette Workshop
Thursday, October 23rd
Trabant 209/211
First Come, First Serve: Only 40 seats available. Dinner *will* be provided

Skee-Phi Party: A Centennial Celebration
Saturday, October 25th
Trabant Multipurpose Rooms

Arts Under the Stars
Friday, October 24th
5:30pm, South Green

Enjoy art, acts, music and free refreshments. There are several opportunities for student clubs & organizations, dance groups, musicians, comedians, singers, bands, poets, rappers, groups, all acts to display their work…simply request a table. *We need an artist (who does on the spot caricatures), and a host/MC/MCs for the event.
Please contact Talia at sykests@udel.edu or 302-831-6808 for more information.

Delaware Undergraduate Student Senate (DUSS) meeting
Monday, November 3rd
5:30 pm, Memorial 127

Please email Casey Patriarco resolutions for this meeting no later than Friday, October 24th at cpat@udel.edu, and she will forward it to the DUSS Proposal Review Committee. If you or your respective organizations have any concerns, you are encouraged to draft a proposal using the which you can go to www.udel.edu/sga to print out the form. 


Black American Studies presents "Introduction to the Multidimensional Model of Racial Identity: A Case Study of Barack Obama"
Tuesday, October 21st
4pm, 116 Gore

Employment/Scholarship Opportunities

SMART Scholarship/Fellowship

The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program has been established by the Department of Defense (DoD) to support undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. The program aims to increase the number of civilian scientists and engineers working at DoD laboratories.
SMART Scholars Receive:
  • Cash award paid at a rate of $25,000 - $41,000 per year depending on prior educational experience
  • Full tuition & related education expenses
  • Health Insurance
  • Book allowance
  • Summer Internships (multi-year participants)
  • Post-Graduation Career Opportunities
For more information, or to apply, see http://www.asee.org/fellowships/smart/. Application deadline is December 15, 2008




University of Delaware
Center for Black Culture Staff:
Kasandra Moye, Director
Fiona Caramba-Coker, Graduate Assistant
Sharon Warren, Staff Assistant


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