Student-run diversity organization installs officers
Baldwin City, Kan. — Mungano, the student-run diversity organization at Baker University, installed officers for the 2013-2014 year during a ceremony at the 33rd annual Candlelight Vigil on Sunday, April 28, at the Osborne Chapel on the Baldwin City campus.
The new officers are Tyler Sloan, Kansas City, Kan., president; Lauren Allen-Brown, Grandview, Mo., vice president; LaDachia Cain, Carrollton, Texas, treasurer; Rachel Knight, Lawrence, Kan., secretary; and Antonio Adgers, Kansas City, Mo., public relations.
Mungano is derived from a longer Swahili phrase that means brothers and sisters united. It translates to united, which is the message that the members of Mungano strive for: a world of many cultures, united.
This candlelight celebration pays homage to those who have fought for justice and equality. It featured a musical selection, dance selection and speech by recent Baker graduate Shavon Brown, a former member of Mungano. The event culminates with a candle-lit walk across campus while singing songs from the civil rights era.