Programming & Events
The Block party is just that - a party! Come enjoy some live music, meet some of the student orgs, dance, and more! Kick off the school year with the Office of Multicultural Affairs in the parking lot across the street from Kansas Union and next to Smith Hall.
This is an affinity space created for KU Women and Femmes of Color, student, staff, faculty and alumni are welcomed! This year, our theme is going to be "Living in our Liberation" as Women and Femmes of Color. Join us for a day of food, yoga, community building, giveaways and more! Stay tuned, and check out our Facebook event for Special Guest announcements and more information!
The Ferguson Forum began in 2014 following the murder of Michael Brown. What started as a way to gather as a community, in acknowledgment of the anniversary of Michael Brown’s murder and Movement that followed, evolved into a larger conversation of what has or hasn’t changed since the Black Lives Matter Movement began. The Forum is now a dedicated space for discussing where we are in the Movement, where we want to be in the future, and the emotional and physical ways the Movement has impacted us a community.
The Colors of KU Retreat is an off-campus, weekend-long program for students to gain knowledge and training on issues of multicultural education. All students leave the retreat with a personal impact statement that will allow them to make an impact in our community as well as promote and foster a stronger community.
The OMA, Student Alumni Network, and SILC team up to host Big Jay's Recess, a fun day for all of Big Jay's friends and Jayhawk family. During the event, participants will have the opportunity to play games, eat their favorite childhood foods, and more! There will be fun activities at the Adams Alumni Center & the OMA! Hope to see you there!
The OMA Graduation has been an annual tradition and a way to honor and celebrate our students of color and the OMA community. In addition to your commencement ceremony, we invite you to join the OMA staff in one last hurrah and send off for the students, as well as an opportunity to celebrate our end of the year award recipients.