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Introduction to Kwanzaa Celebration

The Office of Diversity invites everyone to join in a celebration of African American culture at the annual Introduction to Kwanzaa. Kwanzaa is an African American/Pan-African holiday held from December 26 - January 1 and created in 1966 to reinforce the bonds among African American people, the African Diaspora and African culture. The Introduction to Kwanzaa celebration teaches the Otterbein community about the traditions and seven principles of Kwanzaa: (The Nguzo Saba): Umoja (Unity), Kujichagulia (Self-Determination), Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility), Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics), Nia (Purpose), Kuumba (Creativity), and Imani (Faith).

/ Office of Diversity

The Office of Diversity is located in Student Affairs in Hanby Hall.

Office Hours

M-F: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (academic year)

M-F: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (summer)

Dr. Lisa Patterson Phillips
p / 614.823.1250

Wende' Nichols, MS
Assistant Director
p / 614.823.1312

Lorraine Martin
Administrative Assistant
p / 614.823.1250