Umoja House 30th Anniversary Celebration Kicks Off

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The celebration of the founding of the Umoja House began on Thursday October 24 with Lehigh faculty, staff, students and alumni joining in an honor walk from the original house location at Warren Square A to its current location on The Hill.  “Thirty years ago, 16 students championed together to create a space at Lehigh, with the provision that it would promote cultural awareness, visibility and community outreach for all of its residents,” said Dahlia Hylton, director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs and member of the Umoja 30th Planning Committee.  “As the years progressed, the Umoja House has stood the test of time through many trials and triumphs, remaining as an edifice that continues to promote unity by upholding the values of black and Latinx cultures.”  The honor walk ended with a block party featuring food, music, games and more.  The celebration continues in November with events planned for Lehigh-Lafayette weekend.  Read the full story here.