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United Black World Month Sequicentennial Celebration ft. Symone Sanders

Date: Thursday, February 27, 2020, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Location: US Bank Conference Theater

Cost: Open to the OSU Campus Community

Admission: Free

The Student Life Multicultural Center, United Black World Month Planning Committee, and the African American Heritage Festival are pleased to present the United Black World Month Sequicentennial Celebration keynote, Symone D. Sanders. 

A champion for women, Symone D. Sanders is a seasoned political strategist who rose to prominence in 2016 when she became the youngest presidential press secretary on record and was named to Rolling Stone Magazine’s list of 16 young Americans shaping the 2016 election. She serves as principal of the 360 Group LLC where she provides strategic communications guidance to organizations, businesses, individuals, campaigns and candidates and helps clients find sound solutions to tough political and social problems. 

Sanders is former CNN political commentator and served in 2018 and 2019 as a resident fellow at Harvard's Institute of Politics at the Kennedy School and the University of Southern California's Center for the Political Future respectively. She has been featured on multiple news networks and profiled in national newspapers and magazines.

We hope that you join us for this special Sesquicentennial UBWM Keynote event wherein Symone will captivate the audience with her keynote address on a range of topics including leadership, social activism, diversity, social change, and current political & social issues. For more information about Symone Sanders visit:

This celebration will also feature artistic expression through various forms of entertainment by local artists.

We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. To ask questions about accessibility or request accommodations, please contact Katherine Betts at At least two weeks' advance notice will help us to provide seamless access. 

This event also counts for 1 DICE Credit toward your DICE Certificate. More information about DICE and how to earn credits can be found here:




If you require an accommodation such as live captioning or interpretation to participate in this event, please contact Katherine Betts at or . Requests made one week in advance of the event will generally allow us to provide seamless access, but the university will make every effort to meet requests made after this date.

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Brought to you by

  • Student Life Multicultural Center
  • African American Heritage Festival
  • Office of Diversity and Inclusion

For More Information Contact:

Katherine Betts
Student Life Multicultural Center