ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y., - This Sunday, Feb. 15, the Damietta Center at St. Bonaventure University will host Soul Food Sunday at 4 p.m. in Doyle Dining Hall. Those who attend will enjoy a home-cooked meal consisting of soul food favorites, such as ribs, fried chicken, macaroni and cheese and collard greens.
Limited seating for the dinner is available. Tickets are available for $5 in the lobby of the Reilly Center during the following times:
• Wednesday, Feb. 11, from 12:30-1:30 p.m.
• Thursday, Feb. 12, from 10-11 a.m. and 12-3 p.m.
A presentation by Dr. David Anderson, founder of Akwaaba: the Heritage Associates, Inc. and Blackstorytelling League of Rochester, Inc., will precede dinner. He will speak about newly elected President Barack Obama breaking racial barriers.
In 2000, Anderson co-directed the 18th Annual National Black Storytelling Festival and Conference and was recipient of the National Association of Black Storyteller’s Zora Neal Hurston Award.
Anderson chairs Rochester/Monroe County Freedom Trail Commission, which partnered with the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center to organize the Fredrick Douglass International Underground Railroad Conference held in 2007 in Rochester. In 2008, he received the National Leadership Award from the Underground Railroad Free Press.
He is also a founding member of the United States Colored Troops Living History Association.
Anderson is a Scholar in Residence at the College of Arts & Sciences and School of Education at Nazareth College of Rochester. His publications include “Kwanzaa: an Everyday Instructional and Resource Guide” and “The Rebellion of Humans: an African Spiritual Journey.” In 1993, the African Studies Association cited his storybook, “The Origin of Life on Earth; an African Creation Myth,” as “the best children’s book on Africa.” That book is now a dance-theater production of Ashé Cultural Arts Center of New Orleans.
For more information about Soul Food Sunday, contact Gizzel Edmund at email@example.com.