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:
All photos taken by Maryam Ikuforiji.