Afro-American Cultural Center 40th

OCTOBER 16-18, 2009 - NEW HAVEN, CT


The Afro-American Cultural Center at Yale will celebrate its 40th anniversary, October 16-18, 2009, with the theme "Charting a Course for the Next Generation of Black Yalies."  This is a weekend for Yale alumni, current students, faculty and administrators to come together and reflect on the history of the “House” from its founding during the Civil Rights Movement to the present “Obama era”; assess the current state of affairs at Yale and within the greater global community; and create a plan for building our future.    The weekend will feature a plenary, roundtables/work-sessions that highlight the black experience at Yale and its influence in our communities, faculty lectures, alumni exhibits and artistic performances.

Please gather your classmates, friends and family and register now!  And, check back regularly for updated program and speaker notes as we put the finishing touches on this dynamic weekend.

We have much to celebrate as a community of Yalies and there’s more to do during these transformative times!

Pamela Y. George
Assistant Dean, Yale College
Director, Afro-American Cultural Center at Yale

Nicholas Roman Lewis, Esq.'93
Director, Shared Interest Groups
Association of Yale Alumni

Alumni Reunion Committee & Class Leaders:
Rahiel Tesfamariam '09 MDiv - Graduate Assistant for Anniversary
Roseanne Adderley '89
Richard Albert ’00, '03 JD
Chelsea Allen '12              

Offiong Bassey '07          

Brandon "Chike" Ogbunugafor '11           

Faith Briggs '10 

Willard "Woody” Brittain '70       

Julondre Brown '10        

Latisha Campbell '12
Kameka M. Dempsey '99
Aisha Gayle '02      

Rhiana Gunn-Wright '11               

Jennifer Harrison Newman '11 Drama School

Brian Hodge '06

Bennie Johnson '95
Janifer Lighten '83        

David Lindsey '12             

Cara McClellan '10           

Albert McWilliams '12    

Titilayo Ngwenya '92      

Rhasaan Nichols '08        

Diana Ofosu '12

Ivuoma Onyeador '11    

Elaine Rene '07 

Constance Royster '72
Aaron Shipp '96  

Nondumiso Tembe '09 MFA       

Maxim Thorn'89, '92 JD
Phoebe Tree '77 

Elvin Turner '78

Vera Wells '71   
Andre C. Willis '87