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Café Soul headlines week of events for Black Affairs Council

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Tro'Juan Henderson

Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia’s Black Affairs Council will host Café Soul: Rhythm in the Classic City on Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. in the Tate Student Center Grand Hall.

Café Soul, an annual event headlining Black Affairs Council Week, will include special guest and student performances ranging from spoken word to classical song. The featured performer is poet and spoken word artist Tro’Juan Henderson. A native of Dallas, Texas, Henderson speaks on cultural and social issues of the day on college campuses. The performance will be his first visit to UGA.

Fourth-year students Raven Gibson and Mark Abere will serve as hosts for the event.

“We enjoy giving our talented students the opportunity to perform on stage in front of their peers and to do it in an environment that is open, welcoming and exciting,” said Andrew Boyer, cultural services and programs committee chair for the Black Affairs Council.

General admission is $6 or $4 for members. VIP access is $8 or $6 for members. Tickets are available at the Tate Student Center cashier window, open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Café Soul is co-sponsored by the Asian American Student Association and the Beta Zeta Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. The Black Affairs Council, the Asian American Student Association and the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity are registered student organizations within UGA Student Affairs. For more information, see

The Division of Student Affairs comprises 19 campus departments that enhance the learning environment for students at the University of Georgia by stimulating the learning process, integrating the in-class and out-of-class experiences, promoting an environment conducive to growth and discovery and facilitating intellectual, spiritual, social, occupational, physical, cultural and emotional development. For more information, see