10 Pictures From “Harambee” That Spark...

10 Pictures From “Harambee” That Spark Joy

Last Friday, For Members Only and Multicultural Student Affairs hosted the annual celebration Harambee at Norris University Center. Swahili for “pull together,” the term “harambee” encompassed the purpose of the night’s events: to gather and celebrate blackness. Members of the Northwestern community pulled together as they enjoyed food and watched performances by Black artists, creating an unforgettable night.

Harambee highlighted the rich culture and history derived from various groups including Africans, Afro-Carribeans, and African Americans. The event illustrated both the scope of blackness and the joy to be felt when members of the Black community come together. The occasion allowed for a myriad of Black communities represented at Northwestern to embrace both their uniqueness and similarities kicking off Black History Month.

Check out these 10 photos that sum up the night well:

A colorful display with graphics curated as centerpieces by FMO.
FMO president, Anyah Akanni, opens the night with a warm welcome and a brief overview of the nights events.
(left to right) Freshmen Lauren Washington, Kennedi Holloway, and Gabrielle Cator are all smiles as they wait to be called up for dinner.
Harambee attendees fill their plates with the wide array of options offered by Compass Catering.
Freshman Ama Asseh and sophomore Stephanie Mbida pose in their all-black attire.
Ayodele Drum and Dance energize the crowd with a dynamically rhythmic performance.
Anyah Akanni wows the crowd with a beautifully written spoken word poem.
Soul 4 Real brings the soul to Harambee with the group’s musical talents.
Debbie-Marie Brown passionately performs three self-written songs.
FMO members announce Atlanta as the annual FMO spring break trip destination!

All photos taken by Maryam Ikuforiji.


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