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 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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