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ltanwa Orinwa 2024

May 10, 2024 at 6:30pm8:30pm EDT

The Dome

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Itanwa Orinwa (Our Story, Our Song) is a graduation ceremony dedicated to celebrating the achievements of Syracuse University graduates of color. ltanwa Orinwa was founded in 2002 at Syracuse University by a group of distinguished Black students.

The mission is to create an annual observance honoring all degree candidates who identify as being part of the African Diaspora. This includes, but is not exclusive to: African American, African, Caribbean and Latin students. The purpose of this celebration is to acknowledge the historical plight of our people’s pursuit to and through higher education systems, and to provide a historical voice and story that can be a legacy for generations to come.

The Class of 2024 Itanwa Orinwa keynote speaker will be announced in the spring semester.

Degree recipients who would like to be honored during the ceremony, as well as faculty and staff who would like to process at the ceremony, are asked to complete the Itanwa Orinwa registration form by Friday, May 3. Non-degree recipients and all other attendees do not need to register.

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This event was published on February 6, 2024.

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