Kushinda/Ritos de Pasaje celebration to applaud multicultural graduating students

Published: March 28, 2023 Author: Staff reports

The Ohio University Division of Diversity and Inclusion will be hosting a celebration for all graduating multicultural students.

Kushinda/Ritos de Pasaje aims to unite the OHIO community in uplifting our Black, Latinx and multicultural undergraduate and graduate students and their accomplishments at OHIO.

“Kushinda” is a Swahili term meaning “victorious.” Ritos de Pasaje" means Rites of Passage and are initiations in the Latinx/Hispanic tradition leading individuals through significant stages of life. Both rituals seek to commemorate the existence and rich cultural histories of multicultural communities.

A mixer for the graduates will be held on Friday, April 28, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Athens Uncorked, located at 14 Station Street in Athens. This will be a chance for the graduating class to connect and share memories prior to commencement.

The formal Kushinda/Ritos de Pasaje ceremony will follow on Friday, May 5, starting at 7 p.m. in the Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium. Friends, family members and OHIO faculty and staff are invited to attend. Each graduate will be recognized and asked to wear their graduation regalia.

The deadline to register is Saturday, April 1, 2023, at 5 p.m. EST. Please register here.