Kuumba, The Africana Student Organization

The purpose of Kuumba is to promote the recognition and appreciation of Pan-African culture and history. The group seeks to provide a forum for the discussion of issues relating to all people of African descent through activities such as films, excursions, lectures and discussions.

  • Chair:  Tanirah Watson
  • Co-Chair: Alexis Brown
  • Senior Advisor: Ian Anderson
  • Treasurer: Bryce Lewis
  • Secretary: Manny Familia
  • Webmaster: Cesar Munive
  • Publicist: Nicole Albornoz

Email: kuumba@drew.edu


Drew African Students Association (DASA)

The Drew African Students Association is a student group that hosts events and programs in celebration of African culture.

  • President: Doyin Adeyemi
  • Vice President: Vanessa Baganbe
  • Senior Advisor: Faith Ogbennaya
  • Secretary: Grace Odunsi
  • Treasurer: Mabel Torto
  • Event Coordinator: Cesar Munive
  • Webmaster: Mundia Sibongo

Umoja House, Pan-African Theme House at Drew University

Adinkra Symbol meaning: “One who does not know can know from learning.”

In keeping with the spirit of the Nguzo Saba, the Umoja House strives to create and maintain cultural unity within the Drew family. Our goal is to create a cultural and academic institution that fosters the spirit, history and reality of Pan-Africanism.

Because of the historical under-representation of Pan-African people and culture, the Umoja House is committed to educating ourselves as well as the entire Drew community on issues dealing with Pan-African Studies. We accomplish these goals through various programming events, social gatherings and critical discussions.

Umoja House members are soldiers in the battle for cultural progress and unity and our house is an intellectually stimulating, educational environment as well as a “safe haven” for those students who need us. The Umoja House (U House) is located at Eberhardt 25 & 26 (by the Townhouses).

Contact: Manny (Manuel) Familia – mfamilia@drew.edu