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Civil rights icon John Lewis will come to Delaware on Friday, March 4 at 1:30 p.m. to join U.S. Senator Chris Coons for a town hall discussion of how his role as statesman and civil rights pioneer fit into America’s civil rights movement.
The event, “50 Years After Selma: Civil Rights in America,” will be held at a soon to be determined location in Wilmington, and is cosponsored by the Metropolitan Urban League Young Professionals and Bank of America. It is free and open to the public, but RSVP is required using the form below.
Friday, March 4th at 1:30pm (doors open at 1:00pm)
RACE & HEALTH: The Impact of Racism on Individuals & Organizational Environments
Featured Speaker: Dr. Camara P. Jones, MD, MPH, PhD
Dr. Camara Phyllis Jones is President of the American Public Health Association, and a Senior Fellow at the Satcher Health Leadership Institute and the Cardiovascular Research Institute, Morehouse School of Medicine. Dr. Jones is a former research director of Social Determinants of Health for the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and a leading specialist on the health impact of racism.
Partnering Organizations: Coalition to Dismantle the New Jim Crow, Delaware Black Caucus, National Medical Association (DE Chapter), National Association of Social Workers (DE Chapter), Interdenominational Faith Coalition of Sussex County (IFC of Sussex).
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Mr. Civil Rights: Thurgood Marshall & the NAACP: For 20 years civil rights attorney Thurgood Marshall traveled hundreds of thousands of miles through the Jim Crow South, fighting segregation case by case, establishing precedent after precedent, all leading up to one of the most important legal decision in American history—the 1954 Brown vs. Board of Education Supreme Court decision to desegregate America’s public schools. Marshall, who became the first African American Supreme Court justice in 1967, won more Supreme Court cases than any attorney in U.S. history, laying the groundwork to end legal segregation and changing the American legal landscape.
Dr. Steve Perry’s heart pumps passion and produces positive change. Featured in CNN’s Black in America series, Dr. Perry is the most talked about innovative educator on the scene today. Perry is the founder and principal of what U.S. News and World Report has cited as one of the top schools in the country, Capital Preparatory Magnet School in Hartford, Connecticut. Capital Prep has sent 100% of its predominantly low-income, minority, first generation high school graduates to four-year colleges every year since its first class graduated in 2006.
Perry is in a hurry to transform the community. Born into his family’s third generation of poverty on his mother’s 16th birthday, Perry believes that the success of a life is determined by where you end, not where you start. It is this philosophy that inspired him to transform the lives of poor and minority children by providing them with access to a college education.
Dr. Steve Perry is a strong advocate of personal and civic responsibility in all aspects of life. He emphasizes the social issues that aim at building up both the individual and the community so that the next generation can be better contributing members of society. When Perry speaks, he reaches the heart of his audience to motivate change in themselves and their community. His secrets to success and calls to action are revealed in his new book, “Push Has Come To Shove: Getting Our Kids The Education They Deserve – Even If It Means Picking A Fight.”
In addition to being the principal of Capital Preparatory Magnet School, Dr. Perry, MSW is an Education Contributor for CNN and MSNBC, an Essence Magazine columnist, best-selling author, and host of the #1 docudrama for TVONE “Save My Son.”
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25 7:00 pm;
Doors open at 6:30 pm
University of Delaware Trabant Multipurpose Rooms
BEYOND KING’S DREAM: Perspectives on Economics, Race, Justice & Our Nation’s Future Dr. Julianne Malveaux is President Emeritus of Bennett College for Women and an accomplished author, economist, commentator and civic leader. As a writer and syndicated columnist, her writing appears regularly in USA Today, Black Issues in Higher Education, Essence Magazine, and The Progressive. She is the author of Wall Street, Main Street, and the Side Street: A Mad Economist Takes a Stroll; co-editor of Slipping Through the Cracks: The Status of Black Women and The Paradox of Loyalty: An African American Response to the War on Terrorism. Dr. Malveaux’s contributions to the public dialogue on issues such as race, culture, gender and their economic impacts are shaping public opinion in 21st-century America. Dr. Malveaux is a charismatic and popular guest on a variety of shows and appears regularly on CNN, BET and TV One’s NewsOne Now with Roland Martin. She has also appeared on PBS’s To the Contrary, ABC’s Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher and Fox News Channel’s The O’Reilly Factor. Dr. Julianne Malveaux received her B.A. and M.A. degrees in economics from Boston College and her Ph.D. in economics from MIT. She serves on the boards of the Economic Policy Institute and the Liberian Education Trust. Dr. Julianne Malveaux will share her insights on economics and equality; a cornerstone of Dr. Martin Luther King’s work.
“Empowering Our Sisters: Our Journey to Wellness”
The third annual health and wellness summit, “Empowering Our Sisters: Our Journey to Wellness”,will be held on Saturday, April 23, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the John Ammon Education Center located at Christiana Hospital in Newark, DE. This year we are so excited to collaborate with One Village Alliance to bring the “Girls Can Do Anything!” experience to our 11-17 year old guests.
The summit seeks to empower women and girls to take control of their health by promoting the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. There is a pressing need within our community to elevate awareness of the physical and mental health issues that women and young ladies, age 11 and over, are facing.
The Summit will focus on health and wellness – body, mind and spirit, with an emphasis on women and adolescent health, chronic disease management (cardiovascular, diabetes, and kidney disease), mental and emotional wellness, healthy living and holistic wellness (nutrition, fitness and beauty).
A healthy continental breakfast, registration and health screenings will begin at 8:30 a.m. Workshops, sessions and drawings for prizes will occur throughout the day. A free lunch will also be provided. If you need transportation please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Delta Outreach and Education Center, Inc. (DOEC) is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization that was established in 1993 by the Wilmington (DE) Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., to provide a variety of community outreach services in the areas of physical and mental health, youth development, education, economic development and political awareness and involvement to Wilmington and surrounding areas. In addition, DOEC engages in an extensive array of programming to fulfill its mission of transforming Great Girls of Today into the Greater Women of Tomorrow. Its youth development programming is centered on four themes: Scholarship,, Mentoring, and Health Awareness. The current programs are: ACTS (Adopt-a-Family, Christmas Party, Thanksgiving Baskets and Sojourner’s Place), Delta Reader, Jabberwock and a Healthy Living Initiative.
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated (DST) is a private, not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to provide assistance and support through established programs in local communities throughout the world. Since its founding more than 200,000 women have joined the organization. The organization is a sisterhood of predominantly Black, college educated women. The sorority currently has 1,000 collegiate and alumnae chapters located in the United States, England, Japan (Tokyo and Okinawa), Germany, the Virgin Islands, Bermuda, the Bahamas, Jamaica and the Republic of Korea.
The theme for this biennium is “Uncompromising Commitment to Communities: Service, Leadership and Empowerment.” The major programs of the sorority are based upon the organization’s Five Point Programmatic Thrust, Economic Development, Educational Development, International Awareness and Involvement, Physical and Mental Health and Political Awareness Involvement
Wilmington (DE) Alumnae Chapter (WAC) of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. was chartered on March 6, 1949 by ten Deltas in Wilmington to address social needs in New Castle County. Today, the chapter has blossomed into an organization of over 260 dedicated, resourceful members. Recognized for its comprehensive, innovative and impactful programming, WAC honors include the 2013 DST Eastern Region Chapter of the Year award (for large chapters), the 2013 DST National Programming Award for its Dr. Betty Shabazz Delta Academy program and recipient of the 2013 Governor’s Outstanding Volunteer Award for Community Service.
Bakari Selllers – Youngest SC State Rep, Attorney and CNN Correspondent
Bakari Sellers made history in 2006 when, at just 22 years old, he defeated a 26-year incumbent State Representative to become the youngest member of the South Carolina state legislature and the youngest African American elected official in the nation. In 2014 he was the Democratic Nominee for Lt. Governor in the state of South Carolina.
Earning his undergraduate degree from Morehouse College, where he served as student body president, and his law degree from the University of South Carolina, Sellers has followed in the footsteps of his father, civil rights leader Cleveland Sellers, in his tireless commitment to service taking championing progressive policies to address issues ranging from education and poverty to preventing domestic violence and childhood obesity.
His impressive list accomplishment in addition to having served on President Barack Obama’s South Carolina steering committee during the 2008 election, Sellers is widely considered to be a rising star within the Democratic Party and leading voice for his generation. That coupled with his uncommon ability to reach across the aisle and get things done has led to numerous accolades including being named to TIME Magazine’s 40 Under 40 in 2010 as well as 2014 and 2015 “The Root 100” list of the nation’s most influential African-Americans and has provided commentary and analysis to CNN and MSNBC including multiple appearances on Hardball with Chris Matthewsand Morning Joe. He now currently serves on AIPAC’s National Council.
He has served as a featured speaker at events for the National Education Association, College Democrats of America National Convention, the 2008 Democratic National Convention and, in 2007, delivered the opening keynote address to the AIPAC Policy Conference in Washington, DC.
Sellers practices law with the Strom Law Firm, LLC in Columbia, SC and is a Political Commentator at CNN. He is married to Dr. Ellen Rucker-Sellers.
Week after week, a wealthy businessman rides the same bus, befriending Shatique, a young single mother putting herself through school and struggling to raise a son on her own. As they get to know one another, their pasts unfold and tensions rise, unraveling a complex web of revenge, social mores and racial biases from a candid and unexpected perspective.
Following every performance
Stick around after the show and reflect on the play during one of our community discussions.
Panel Discussion on Race, Equity and Education
February 11 / 4:30pm
Teach for America, in partnership with Delaware Theatre Company, will host a panel discussion at the theatre focusing on race, equity, and education.
Dr. Umar Johnson will be making his first indoor power lecture visit in Wilmington, Delaware since 2013. Black America’s #1 School Psychologist is coming to the area to equip parents and a concerned community with the data, facts, laws and statistics they need to dismantle Delaware’s school to prison pipeline.
Dr. Umar will address: EDUCATION
a) The crises in special education referrals
b) Learning disability
c) The ADHD conspiracy
d) High stakes testing
e) The criminalization of black boys
f) The test gap
g) Dangerous side effects of drugs, and much, much more!
Dr. Umar will also address five (5) major issues: POLITICS
1) Donald Trump and a Republican rule
2) The new pro-choice secretary of education, Betsy Devos, and her plans to intensify the public school voucher
3) The political economy of the black community
4) The future of the black family and the male-female romantic commitment crisis
5) The need for a new black leadership
Other topics to be discussed: UPDATES
- Future plans for the Frederick Douglass and Marcus Garvey Academy (Plus, updates regarding his recent visits to potential school sites across America)
- The dangers of immunizations
- The 2017 Repatriation Task Force to Afrika, as well as the 2017 Black College and Consciousness Tour (ages 11-17) which will begin and end in Atlanta (June 28 -July 12)
ABOUT DR. UMAR JOHNSON
The Prince of Pan-Afrikanism will be making his first indoor PowerLecture visit to Wilmington Delaware since 2013. Black America’s #1 School Psychologist is coming to town to equip parents and concerned community with the data, facts, laws and statistics they need to dismantle Delaware’s School to Prison Pipeline.
America’s foremost School Psychologist will address: a) the crises in Special Education referrals, b) the Learning Disability Hustle, c) the ADHD Conspiracy, d) high stakes testing as the New Jim Crow, e) the criminalization of Black boys, f) the Black-White Test Gap, g) dangerous side effects of Brain drugs, and much, much more!
Dr.Umar will be dealing with 5 major issues during this most important Black History MONTH Message: 1) The Donald Trump Coup De’Tat and what Republican Rule will mean for Black America in the post-Obama years, 2) The new Pro-Choice Secretary of Education Betsy Devos and her plans to intensify the public school voucher and shutdown movement in America, 3) The Political Economy of the Black Ghetto and how the Christmas shopping frenzy has become an Economic Cancer in the Black community,
4) The Future of the Black family & the Male-Female Romantic Commitment Crisis, 5) and the need for a New Black Leadership for a renewed Racist White America. The Son of Ogun will discuss the Obama-Blacklash which has become a form of domestic terrorism against Black America, as well as the media blackout on issues relevant to American Africans.
Black America’s most requested public speaker will expound upon his plans for the Frederick Douglass & Marcus Garvey Academy to include his recent visits to potential school sites across America. Dr.Johnson will discuss the dangers of immunizations and the need for the Black Consciousness Community to begin dealing with the critical needs of Black people rather than exclusively dealing with the dissemination of information.
Prince Ifatunde will discuss his upcoming repatriation task force to Afrika, as well as the 2017 Black College & Consciousness Tour (11-17 yr boys & girls) which will begin and end in Atlanta this year (6.28-7.12). Wilmington Delaware get ready for the return of the Prophet Pan-Afrikanism! Guaranteed to sellout please get your tickets in advance. Questions/Media Interviews & Vendor Requests should be directed to 844.4DR.UMAR or DrUmarJohnson@Yahoo.Com. GoFundMe.Com/DrUmar
The Delaware Historical Society will host a talk by author Dr. Tiffany Gill on Thursday, March 9 at 6pm at the Delaware History Museum. Admission is free but reservations are requested. Dr. Gill will discuss her latest book, Beauty Shop Politics: African American Women’s Activism in the Beauty Industry. Dr. Gill is an Associate Professor of History and Black American Studies at the University of Delaware. Her book, Beauty Shop Politics will be available for purchase in the museum store. http://bit.ly/2kCsT3H
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Special guests & lots of surprises. Come share or just listen, relax and laugh as we discuss strategies to champion life, love and #LivingInPurposeOnPurpose
Light Refreshments & Giveaways
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In the 21st century, there is a clear divide between the haves and the have nots. Something as simple as your zip code can determine your economic, educational, professional and social trajectory. Being on the right or wrong side of the fence, be it literal or figurative, can have a momentous effect on your future.
Join WHYY, our partners, the Christina Cultural Arts Center and the Metropolitan Wilmington Urban League, and corporate and community leaders for a lively discussion on how everyone can be part of the solution.
Doors open for this event at 5:30 p.m.
This event will be recorded to be televised at a later time.
Rev. Dr. Malcolm T. Byrd, Panel Host, Pres., NewCORE
- Tony Allen, Ph.D., Chairman, Wilmington Education Improvement Commission
- Charlie Copeland, Former DE GOP Chairman, Businessman
- Ashley Biden, MSW, Executive Dir., Delaware Center for Justice
- Joe Madison, “The Black Eagle,” Talk Show Host, Sirius XM Urban View
- Alicia Clark, Entrepreneur & Activist
PRESENTED IN PARTNERSHIP
Reeds Refuge will be hosting a Youth Against Violence Conference this December at our offices located at 1601 N. Pine Street Wilmington, Delaware. The primary focus of this event is to educate youth regarding violence prevention, rehabilitation, and recidivism.
However, youth will also learn how the effects of slavery and segregation have shaped the mental health of the African American families and minorities in America today. Dr. Christina Watlington who will be speaking on the legacy of slavery and the effects of mental health in black Americans and other minorities today.
Youth will be taking part in open dialog concerning the ancestry of African Americans. The discussion will include heritage and culture, which was removed from minorities, which is important for human development and growth. The activities include break out sessions and panel discussions, which will focus on racial tension in American today including its history.
Our goal is to Educate and Motivate! Youth from all School Districts including adults are welcomed to attend!
- Dr. Christina & Malik Watlington
- Jordan Hines
- Tramaine Smith
- Bashawn Dixon
- Aja A of Dab Mediation
- Keith James
- Young Setta
- El Rod
- Wells Fargo’s Black African American Team Member Network
- Public Defenders Office