The University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO) took part in Omaha's inaugural African Cultural Festival on July 15.
UNO, UNMC, and Nebraska Medicine shared a presence at the event, greeting participants at Stinson Park in Aksarben Village. Several UNO departments took part, including Undergraduate Admissions, Graduate Studies, Multicultural Affairs and the Department of Black Studies.
"There was so much diversity in that park, and it was so peaceful," said Dr. Cynthia Robinson, Department Chair and Associate Professor of the Department of Black Studies, "The live music and dancing, the vendors, and all of the people coming together made this a truly cultural event."
The event was put on with a mission of connecting people, fostering creativity, and engaging the African diaspora in the local community. Also known as AFROMAHA, the goal is to provide a long lasting platform that celebrates African culture, fosters unity, and promotes understanding and acceptance of the growing rich cultural tapestry in Omaha and beyond.
A nationwide event, this year’s celebration in Omaha was the first to happen in the metro.
About the University of Nebraska at Omaha
Located in one of America’s best cities to live, work and learn, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is Nebraska’s premier metropolitan university. With more than 15,000 students enrolled in 200-plus programs of study, UNO is recognized nationally for its online education, graduate education, military friendliness and community engagement efforts. Founded in 1908, UNO has served learners of all backgrounds for more than 100 years and is dedicated to another century of excellence both in the classroom and in the community.