Baker University Center Ballroom
Donna Washington, a professional storyteller, recording artist and author, will lead the Pre-Kwanzaa Celebration this year at OU. She has won multiple awards for her storytelling recordings, and has written two books about Kwanzaa: “The Story of Kwanzaa,” and her newest book, “Li’l Rabbit’s Kwanzaa.” “The Story of Kwanzaa” is a primer for celebrating Kwanzaa and explains the seven principles of Kwanzaa, the history of Kwanzaa, and goals for the future. “Li’l Rabbit’s Kwanzaa” draws upon the trickster character of Brer Rabbit from African-American folklore tradition to tell the story of Li’l Rabbit, who comes to understand the true meaning of Kwanzaa: coming together to help others.
Multicultural Holiday Social
Baker University Center 2nd floor
Enjoy free food, games, music, giveaways and karaoke at the Multicultural Holiday Social. All students are invited, no matter their cultural background. If you have any questions, please contact Julius Smiley, BSCPB President, at email@example.com@ohio.edu, or Derrick Holifield at firstname.lastname@example.org@ohio.edu.
Baker University Center Theater
If Kenyon Farrow described himself in three words, they would be "writer," "speaker" and "activist." He comes to OU to speak about HIV/AIDS awareness in the Black community. Farrow is passionate about issues that fall at the intersection of HIV/AIDS, prisons and homophobia. He currently serves on the executive committee of Connect 2 Protect New York, which works nationwide to reduce HIV/AIDS rates among adolescents and young adults, and the Center for Gay and Lesbian Studies. He is also working on a new report on LGBT politics and the Tea Party with Political Research Associates.