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The Africana Institute for Creativity, Recognition, and Elevation (AICRE) kick starts withWorkshop and Performance Series 1, running through the MLK Jr commemorative weekend from January 12th-15th, AICRE is programing an Undoing Racism Workshop® presented by the People’s Institute for Survival And Beyond (PISAB), a performance by MBDance, an intimate conversation with Dr. Al Calon, and various themed presentations and roundtable discussions. This interactive learning event brings together students, faculty, and staff into an environment of personal transformation and professional development.

The events schedule is as follows:Preview attachment flyer2-2.pdf


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The Impact of Africa’s Fractal Codes: Connections and Linkages

  • Friday, January 12th 1 -2 pm
  • Doheny Beach Room A & B, Students Center
  • Daniel Avorgbedor, PhD University of Ghana; Sola Adeyemi, PhD, Goldsmith’s College & Aaron Trammell, PhD, UCI. Roundtable discussion with Professor Ngugi wa Thiong’o,Sheron Wray, PhD and the public.


Undoing Racism Workshop® Presented by The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond

  • Friday, January 12th 5-9 pm
  • Saturday, January 13th 9 am-5 pm
  • Sunday, January 14th 9 am -5 pm

Registered Participants only – a closed event

Building AICRES of Resilience                                          

  • MARTIN LUTHER KING JR DAY                                              

Monday, January 15th 11 am -2.30 pm                                           

  • Colloquium Room, Contemporary Arts Center Plaza
  • Dele Olajide, MD. PhD. FRCPsych. FRSA; Magda El Zarki, PhD, UCI and Pat Seed PhD, UCI. Roundtable discussion with Professor Ngugi wa Thiong’o, Sheron Wray, PhD and the public.                               

Stepping into the Future

  • Monday, January 15th 3-4.30 pm
  • Colloquium Room, Contemporary Arts Center Plaza
  • Presented by Dr Alan Colón – People’s Institute for Survival & Beyond, co-hosted by Black Student Union

(Re)Source: A Dance Performance, by MBDance followed by Q & A



For further information contact:

Dr. Sheron Wray



Jasmine Adams AICRE Special Projects



For Further Information:







Co Sponsors:

Office of Inclusive Excellence

Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity

School of Social Ecology

Henry Samueli School of Engineering

Claire Trevor School of the Arts

School of the Social Sciences

School of Law

Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning

Office of the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs

African American Student Experience

UCI Illuminations Chancellor’s Arts and Culture Initiative

Francisco J. Ayala School of Biological Sciences

School of Physical Sciences

Humanities Commons

University Advancement

Department of Dance

Department of Drama

Department of Gender and Sexuality

Department of Informatics

Department of Psychology and Social Behavior

Campus Climate

School of Humanities

Department of Gender & Sexuality Studies

Center for Black Cultures, Resources & Research

Africana Institute for Creativity, Recognition and Elevation


UC Consortium for Black Studies in California

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