Holocaust Remembrance Day
"The United States Congress established the Days of Remembrance as our nation's annual commemoration of the Holocaust and created the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum as a permanent living memorial to the victims. Observances and remembrance activities can occur during the week of Remembrance that runs from the Sunday before Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom Hashoah) through the following Sunday. Days of Remembrance are observed by state and local governments, military bases, workplaces, schools, churches, synagogues, and civic centers." - United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. The Holocaust Remembrance Program at Ohio University is cosponsored by Bobcats For Israel, Jewish Women of Ohio, AEPi, Multicultural Programs, and SAC.
Multicultural Student Expo
The Multicultural Student Expo is a student organization fair for first year students. During the program, first year students have an opportunity to meet upper class students, learn about multicultural student organizations, and meet other members of their graduating class.
About 40 organizations hosted tables at the event and attendees enjoyed music, food, prizes and a black Greek fraternity and sorority stroll.
Kwanzaa, an African American holiday based on the first fruit celebrations of Africa, was created by Dr. Maulana Karenga to introduce and reinforce seven basic values of African culture: Unity, Self-determination, Collective Work and Responsibility, Cooperative Economics, Purpose, Creativity, and Faith. The holiday is officially celebrated December 26 to January 1. Due to the OU calendar, it is celebrated early while students are still on campus. Kwanzaa is a collaborative cultural presentation of the Office of Multicultural Programs (MCP), the Multicultural Center (MCC) and the Black Student Cultural Programming Board (BSCPB).