ERIE, Pa. — The annual Harambee Dinner at Penn State Behrend, held in McGarvey Commons on Oct. 12, celebrated the cultural diversity at the college. The program included a community meal, Afro-Brazilian music and dance, and a keynote talk by Jonathan Medina, whose “Dream Bigger” initiative has supported students at more than 1,000 universities.
Harambee is Swahili for “let’s pull together.” The term originated in Kenya as a slogan for national unity.
This year’s dinner was the 37th Harambee program at Behrend.
“This is a great opportunity for everyone to come together and celebrate diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging,” said Andy Herrera, director of educational equity and diversity programs at the college.
Below is a video from this year’s program.