CABLE Events

Upcoming Events

Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend 2018

The Impact of Africa's Fractal Codes: Connections and Linkages
Friday, January 12, 1:00–4:00 p.m.
Student Center, Doheny Beach Rooms A & B @ UC Irvine
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  • Power of Performance: Interpreting Haló Performance among the Southern Ewe as Significant Cultural Heritage with Implications and Extensions for African Diaspora Studies - Daniel Avorgbedor,   PhD, University of Ghana, Legon
  • Bẹ́ẹ̀lari: Ifá Binary System and the Algorithms for Modern Existence – Dr. Sola Adeyemi Goldsmiths University of London, UK
  • Misogynist Algorithms and Quantified Bodies in Role-Playing Games - Dr. Aaron Trammell, PhD, UC Irvine
  • AICRE Roundtable discussion: Linkages and Connections, Professor Ngugi wa Thiong’o, Sheron Wray, PhD, Daniel Avorgbedor, PhD University of Ghana and Sola Adeyemi and Dele Olajide, MD. PhD

Building AICRES of Resilience
Monday, January 15, 11:00 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Colloquium Room, Contemporary Arts Center, Arts Plaza @ UC Irvine
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  • The Elmina Castle and Sankofa Project - Professor Magda El Zarki, PhD, UCI and Professor Pat Seed, PhD, UCI
  • Resilience based Unexpected Outcomes - Dr. Dele Olajide, MD. PhD. FRCPsych. FRSA
  • AICRE Roundtable discussion: Opening the Way to Connecting Research Methodologies with Recognition - Professor Ngugi wa Thiong’o, Sheron Wray, PhD, Daniel Avorgbedor, PhD University of Ghana and Sola Adeyemi and Dele Olajide, MD. PhD

Stepping into the Future with Dr. Alan Colón, People's Institute for Survival and Beyond
Monday, January 15, 3:00–4:30 p.m.
Colloquium Room, Contemporary Arts Center, Arts Plaza @ UC Irvine
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Dr. Alan Colón is a retired National Endowment for the Humanities Eminent Professor of Education and African World Studies, an active anti-racist educator and organizer with the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond, an organizer with Justice and Beyond, a New Orleans political coalition, and a jazz radio broadcaster. Dr. Colón is a veteran of forty-two years of service in higher education as teacher, researcher, author, administrator, mentor and organizer in and beyond schools. For five decades he has been devoted to building Black (Africana) studies and was supervised in his dissertation research and writing by the renowned social scientist, Dr. St. Clair Drake. In 1998, Dr. Colón moved to New Orleans for his appointment to the endowed chair at Dillard University. Since his retirement in 2012, Dr. Colón has had two essays published. He is currently preparing a manuscript for a book in organizing against racism. He is active in local coalition building for community justice and hosts Jazz From the French Market on WWOZ radio in New Orleans. His preoccupation, however, is with conducting undoing racism training and community organizing workshops throughout the United States with the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond, a collective of anti-racist educators and organizers headquartered in New Orleans. Co-hosted by the Black Student Union. Refreshments served.

(re)Source by MBDance
Monday, January 15, 6:00–7:30 p.m.
William Gillespie Studio 1100 - Claire Trevor School of the Arts @ UC Irvine
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Within the U.S. climate of upheaval, fear, and bullying at home and abroad, Bauman is focusing on what it takes to get by, get over, survive, and thrive. Improvisation, lineage, resilience: (re)Source is a danced solo exploration of how and when we call on these assets and when we reject them entirely. As research for the piece, Bauman has been studying cartography, marronage, and rituals for sustainability. Conceived of and embodied by Maria Bauman (, with sound composition by Shea Rose (, the dance also includes a unique visual landscape co-created by Maria Bauman and by each set of audience members, with advising by Nontsikelelo Mutiti ( Performer: Maria Bauman

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Dr. Sheron Wray

Jasmine Adams AICRE Special Projects

Event Sponsors: Illuminations, Chancellor's Arts and Culture Initiative; African American Student Experience Work Group; Advisory Council on Campus Climate, Culture and Inclusion; Office of Inclusive Excellence Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity; Claire Trevor School of the Arts; School of Social Ecology; Henry Samueli School of Engineering; School of the Social Sciences; School of Law; Francisco J. Ayala School of Biological Sciences; School of Physical Sciences; School of Humanities; Humanities Commons; School of Education; University Advancement; Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning; Office of the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs; Department of Dance; Department of Drama; Department of Gender and Sexuality; Department of Informatics; Department of Psychology and Social Behavior Department of Gender & Sexuality Studies Center for Black Cultures, Resources & Research and JazzXchange.

Recent Events

Africa Day 2017

April 15, 2017, The Cove @ UCI

Join CABLE in a day-long discussion and celebration of African resiliency, innovation, and creativity. Details about Africa Day 2017 >

Creativity, Innovation, and Legal Reform in Africa

February 2-5, 2016, Los Angeles and UC Irvine

CABLE will bring a group of directors, producers, and actors in Nigeria’s film and television industry to Southern California for a week of events, including meetings in Los Angeles with participants in the television and film industry, a workshop in Irvine that will focus on discussing future paths for the Nigerian film and television industry, and the Africa Innovation 2016 conference, which will highlight Nollywood as an innovative sector in Africa. Details about Creativity, Innovation, and Legal Reform in Africa event >