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Feb. 23: CBC presents Danny Glover

Actor/activist Glover to speak on art, social justice and liberation

(Editor's note: As of Feb. 13, seating is extremely limited and those who are unable to register can put their names on a waitlist by calling 302-831-2991.)

The University of Delaware’s Center for Black Culture will host actor, activist and UNICEF ambassador Danny Glover on Thursday, Feb. 23, for the annual Black History Month Extravaganza.

The event will be held at 7 p.m. in Mitchell Hall, with doors opening at 6:15 p.m. All members of the University community are invited to participate in this conversation on art, social justice and liberation.

Though admission is free, the event is expected to fill to capacity so attendees are asked to reserve their seat online.

An actor and humanitarian, Glover has been a leading presence on screen, stage and television for over 25 years. His film credits range from the blockbuster Lethal Weapon franchise to Academy Award recognized films The Color Purple and Dreamgirls.

Off screen, Glover has become known for his wide-reaching community activism and philanthropic efforts, with a particular emphasis on economic justice as well as access to health care and education within the United States and Africa.

Glover’s talk will include an exploration of past and present activism, as well as his views on art and culture as vehicles for social change. UD students, staff and faculty can reserve two free seats per UD ID via this form. Admission will open to the general public on Feb. 13 at this website with a limit of one free ticket per person.

The Black History Month Extravaganza is presented by the Center for Black Culture, Black Student Union, Cultural Programming Advisory Board, and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. with support from other units within the Division of Student Life as well as campus partners such as the departments of Black American Studies and Theatre, Disability Support Services, and the Vice Provost for Diversity.

About the Center for Black Culture

The Center for Black Culture (CBC) provides a “home away from home” for underrepresented students, which can help enhance a sense of belonging and empower students to explore their identity and achieve success in every desirable way.

Students can participate in the Each One Reach One Mentoring Program, explore leadership roles in various student organizations, engage in social and cultural activities, and attend thought-provoking campus-wide programs through the CBC.

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