University of Delaware

Lecture, Your Life Matters

Educator and author Steve Perry will deliver the annual Louis L. Redding Lecture on Civil Rights and Social Justice on Tuesday, April 5.

Educator and author Steve Perry, principal of Capital Preparatory Magnet School, will deliver the annual Louis L. Redding Lecture on Civil Rights and Social Justice at 5 p.m., Tuesday, April 5, in Mitchell Hall on the University of Delaware campus in Newark.

His topic will be “Your Life Matters.”

The lecture honors the late civil rights pioneer, a prominent lawyer in Wilmington, Delaware, whose work led to educational opportunities for African American students in the state and nation. In 2013, the University dedicated a new residence hall named in his honor.

Redding Awards

The Office of the Vice Provost for Diversity is accepting applications for the Louis L. Redding Diversity Award. The award honors individuals or units at UD whose efforts have promoted, enhanced and implemented diversity programs or activities, resulting in a significant change in the campus climate and composition within the University community. It comes with a $1,000 gift to be awarded to a unit in the recipient’s honor.

Also included this year is the newly established Louis L. Redding Scholar Diversity Award. This award recognizes a student or student group, either graduate or undergraduate, that is a member of a historically underrepresented population at UD whose academic work and effort have promoted the betterment of the campus through racial and cultural awareness about issues of diversity and social justice. This award comes with a $500 gift to be awarded to a unit in the recipient’s honor.