Good Vibes And Campus Culture: OneVibe Diversity Day unites LBCC students

Jessica Sandoval, Zakeiba Ofoso.

Students, staff, and members of the community came together for a day of cultural celebration and appreciation on Wednesday, May 10.

LBCC’s OneVibe Diversity Day is an annual event that was held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Albany campus courtyard.

OneVibe Diversity Day was a free and open event put on by the Diversity Achievement Center (DAC) bringing culture, international food and performances to LBCC.

Phana Bangoura from the Fe Fanyi African Drum and Dance group performs a solo routine.

“This is Diversity Day; this is one of the largest events for LBCC and it just brings out all the clubs and cultures and communities who want to come on campus and attend,” said Raven Womack, an administrative staff member for the DAC.

As the events began, over thirty tables were set up for campus clubs, organizations, international food vendors, and non-profits from all over Linn and Benton counties.

The tables at the events ranged from the Part-time Faculty Association, to Students for Life, and from athletics like the Soccer Club, to nature-based clubs like the Garden Club.

The LBCC culinary program put on a courtyard lunch of chicken and stir-fry, a cookie, and a beverage of your choice. All proceeds benefitted the LBCC Horticulture Club.

A variety of colorful performances played to everyone’s ears, including the Monmouth Taiko drum group; bagpipe player, Mark Mullaney; Miss Dharma Prada MacPherson; and Fe Fanyi West African Drum & Dance Troupe.

“The smile on people’s face’s are feedback enough,” said Javier Cervantes, the Director of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion.

Story by Hannah Buffington

Photos by Elliot Pond