Donning of the Kente Ceremony 2018

The Donning of the Kente Ceremony is an intimate ceremony in which graduating seniors will be donned with a stole of Kente, a fabric that is native to Ghana.  This cloth is reserved for special occasions, and acts as a visual history for the wearer's own cultural ethos. This is a rite of passage, rooted in African tradition, "in which seniors [of color] recognize loved ones or mentors who have been instrumental in their success."  Students also have the option of choosing a serape or stole with the flags of one or two countries. 


If you identify as a student of color (African American, Black, Latinx, Asian, Middle Eastern, First Nations/Native American or Multiracial/Biracial) and are interested participating the Donning of the Kente Ceremony, complete the Donning of the Kente Registration Form as soon as possible before Friday, May 4 at 12 noon. 


This year, the Donning of the Kente Ceremony will be hosted on Thursday, May 24 from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. in Merrick Lecture Hall.  A reception in will follow in the Rosenburg Gallery.  Please indicate that you would like to attend as an audience member by submitting your RSVP here.


Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Merrick Lecture Hall
1021 Dulaney Valley Rd, Towson, MD 21204, USA

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Administrative, Center for Race, Equity and Identity (CREI)

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