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February 12, 2019 | 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. View Recurrence Dates
Category: Other
Location: Student Center Dance room 20 | Map
5221 Gullen Mall
Detroit, MI 48202
Cost: Free
Audience: Alumni, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty, Staff

The Brotherhood of Wayne State University, a student organization for WSU male students of color, will launch next month the first annual “Dinner for Winners: History Re-Imagined” campaign, a lecture series that celebrates Black History Month.

The three-part series will be held from 5 pm to 8:30 pm on Feb. 5, 12, and 26 at the Student Center Ballroom inside the Wayne State Student Center Building, 5221 Gullen Mall. The event will feature guest speakers, workshops and dinner, all part of an effort to inspire attendees, honor the on-going contributions of contemporary African Americans and allow professionals to network with students.

All events are open to the public and free, but participants must RSVP for dinner by Feb. 3. RSVP information, along with program descriptions and speaker bios, can be found online at

“The Brotherhood aims to be a catalyst for the culture both on and off Wayne’s campus,” explained Cedric Mutebi, president of the Brotherhood. “With Dinner for Winners, we would like to do that in ways that will have lasting effects on students and faculty alike.”

The first dinner will feature Dr. Barika Butler, CMO of the Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority; Eric Roberson, a GRAMMY-nominated singer, songwriter, and producer; and Jessica Nabongo, CEO of Jet Black.

The second dinner will feature Derrick Crawford, Managing Director of Enforcement and Processing for the NCAA; Jason Wiley, Chief Strategist for TID; and 36th District Court Judge Aliyah Sabree.

The third dinner will feature Meagan Ward, founder of Femology and Creatively Flawless; James Bland, Emmy-nominated actor, writer and director; and Khali Sweeney, founder of the Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program.

Started in 2017, the Brotherhood cultivates leadership for African-American undergraduate students at Wayne State University through academic, social, and professional programming.

Dinner for Winners is sponsored by the Wayne State Division of Government and Community Affairs, Irvin D. Reid Honors College, College of Fine and Performing Arts, Department of African-American Studies, Office of International Programs, Law School, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Office of Multicultural Student Engagement, and Student Activities Funding Board.

For more information about this event, please contact The Brotherhood at 313-577-1010 or