Kevin Powell will speak at UD's annual Pre-Kwanzaa Celebration.

Nov. 21: Pre-Kwanzaa Celebration

University's annual Pre-Kwanzaa Celebration to be held at Clayton Hall

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1:08 p.m., Nov. 4, 2013--The annual Pre-Kwanzaa Celebration at the University of Delaware will be held at 6 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 21, in the Clayton Hall Ballroom.

Featured speaker at the celebration will be Kevin Powell, an activist, writer, speaker and entrepreneur who ran as a Democratic candidate for U.S. Congress in Brooklyn, N.Y., in 2008 and 2010.

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A native of Jersey City, N.J., and a product of extreme poverty and fatherlessness, Powell graduated from Rutgers University and become a prominent voice of the hip hop generation.

He has worked with issues including black male development, Gulf Coast and Haiti relief and clothing drives to benefit families in need.

He has published 11 books including his newest collection of political and pop culture writings, Barack Obama, Ronald Reagan, and the Ghost of Dr. King: Blogs and Essays.

Also at the celebration, there will be live entertainment, a soul food feast, a marketplace, a Kwanzaa ceremony and a book signing.

Tickets are free for full-time UD student, $10 for faculty and staff with a limit of two per person, and $15 for the general public.

Everyone who plans to attend must have a ticket and spaces are limited. Tickets will be available Nov. 7-19 at the Center for Black Culture, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays.

For details, see the Center for Black Culture website or call the center at 302-831-2991.

The event is sponsored by the Center for Black Culture, the Cultural Programming Advisory Board, the Black Student Union and Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity. 

For a flyer in PDF format, click here.

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