December 12, 2013
Contact: University Relations
In an event sponsored by the University of Baltimore's African Student Union, the UB community held a candlelight vigil celebrating the life of Nelson Mandela on Dec. 11 on Gordon Plaza. Diedre Badejo, professor in the Klein Family School of Communications Design and ASU adviser, read from her poetry, and Shelia Burkhalter, associate vice president for Student Affairs, spoke about Mandela's impact on her life and the lives of millions around the globe. Several students joined in remembrance of Mandela, the South African leader who died on Dec. 5 at age 95.