The events shown below are either hosted by the UD Anti-Racism Initiative (UDARI) or by another UD entity that speak to issues at the core of antiracist efforts.

If you are a UD faculty or staff member and would like your event to be added to the UDARI events calendar, please fill out this form.

Upcoming Events

“Sovereignty and Race: Intersections of Nanticoke and Lenape Identities”

April 4, 2023:

Please join the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources DEI Committee 

on Tuesday, April 4, 2023

for a special presentation with guest speaker Karelle Hall. 

Presentation Summary: “My presentation explores how racial identities and categories particularly impact the Nanticoke and Lenape people of Delaware and New Jersey.  Their ongoing efforts to maintain and assert tribal sovereignties are continuously intersected with the politics of race and ever shifting racial categories.” ~ Karelle Hall

Click here to register

“Building UD from Indigenous Lands: The Making of a Land-Grant University”

April 12, 2023:

Presented by Maureen Iplenski, History Graduate Student and member of the UD Anti-Racism Initiative’s American Indian and Indigenous Relations Committee 

Register at: 

Past Events

Black Mothers and Police Violence: Inaugural Ida B. Wells Lecture and Mary Ruth Warner Award.

March 7, 2023:

Presented by
The Department of Women and Gender Studies and the College of Arts and Sciences.

Join us for the inaugural Annual Ida B. Wells Alumni Lecture and Mary Ruth Warner Award. This year’s intimate conversation is titled Black Mothers and Police Violence and features two mothers whose sons were killed by police or a police surrogate – Sybrina Fulton, author and mother of Trayvon Martin, and Loretta Prater, author and mother of Leslie Prater.

Event & Registration Details:

  • Time: 4-5:30PM, book signing to follow.
  • Location: Gore Recital Hall at the Roselle Center for the Arts.
  • Use this link to learn more and to register for this event.

Way Down in the Hole: Racism in Solitary Confinement.

February 23, 2023:

Join UD authors, Hattery and Smith, for a book talk on their recent release.

Based on hundreds of hours of observation in solitary confinement units and interviews with both those who are incarcerated and those who work in solitary confinement, Way Down in the Hole: Race, Intimacy and the Reproduction of Racial Ideologies in Solitary Confinement, uncovers the ways in which specific structures of solitary confinement, including the close and intimate contact between the incarcerated and the correctional officer, serve as a petri dish that fuels the production and reproduction of white racial resentment.

Thursday, February 23rd 2023, at 4 – 5:30 pm in Memorial Hall, Room 127.

For more info:

African-American Concert Dancers: Activism, Advocacy, and Protest.

February 21, 2023:

Dance historian, dancer, and choreographer John Perpener III will comment on Suite Blackness: Black Dance in Cinema as part of this year’s Paul R. Jones lecture on Tuesday, Feb. 21

Perpener authored the book African-American Concert Dance: The Harlem Renaissance and Beyond and served as a primary consultant and commentator for the PBS documentary “Free to Dance”.

The lecture will be held in Gore Recital Hall in the Roselle Center for the Arts at 5PM. Registration is required. ​

SUITE BLACKNESS: BLACK DANCE IN CINEMA by Dr. Lynnette Overby (UDARI co-chair) and Hassan El-Amin.

February 16-18, 2023:

A unique and exciting theatrical experience that celebrates the powerful social, and historical impact of Black dance in film.​

This dance performance is a journey through racial and cultural tensions from the 1920s to present day – Showcasing films such as “Stormy Weather”, “The Wiz”, and “Rize”; and artists like Bill Bojangles Robinson, Josephine Baker, and Michael Jackson.​​

Performance Dates:

  • Thursday, February 16th, 2023, at 7:30PM.
  • Friday, February 17th 2023, at 7:30PM.
  • Saturday, February 18th 2023, at 2PM.

How To Purchase Tickets:

  • Call the REP Box Office at (302) 831-2204.
  • Visit the REP Box Office at the Roselle Center for the Arts, 110 Orchard Rd, Newark, DE 19716.

Click here to view more of our past events.

UDARI Events Calendar