Expressions of Blackness (February 17, 2022)

19th Annual Expressions of Blackness (EOB)



"Homecoming: Rising out of the Storm of the Covid-19

Pandemic and BLM, I’m Pretty Sure We Gon Be Alright"


2022 EOB Video Recording


















Exec Team: 



Lead Chair: Shilei Bell-Lipsey (Class of 2022) - I am a senior majoring in psychology and sociology. I love creating in many different ways. Be it spoken word, photography, doodling, or writing. The opportunity to create is one of my favorites. I look forward to the times I get to do something creative. My creatives passions led me to be the Lead Chair for EOB. This is my second time serving on the executive team. I look forward to seeing Homecoming emerge this February. It’s important to me that people understand there is no one way to be Black, the diaspora is wide reaching and a part of our job at EOB is to give people the opportunity to share. I look forward to hearing from people about the homes they come from and the one we’re building.





Co-Set Director: Makaiya Aj'Shae Bedford (Class of 2025) - In my free time, I like to listen to music and paint or draw. I love to be in nature and make new friends. If I have the opportunity I like to try new foods and immerse myself in different cultures and I like to jam on my flute or the saxophone.






Co-Set Director: Kulia Osborne (Class of 2022) - I’m a current senior majoring in Anthropology and minoring in communications. I enjoy watching movies , listening to music, and hanging out with my friends.






Event Planner: Oluwatobi Babs-Ajayi (Class of 2024) - I am a second year international student from Lago, Nigeria and I'm happy to be the event planner for EOB 2022. I love music, travel and good vibes all around. I look forward to having an awesome EOB experience with you all. 






Publicity Coordinator: Amana Williams (Class of 2025) - I'm a first year majoring in Politics and minoring in Ethnic Studies. I love listening to music, watching movies, and exploring different cultures through food and language. 






EOB Intern: Tsianna Crooks-Backus (Class of 2023) - I’m a junior majoring in Psychology with a concentration in Clinical/Counseling Psych and a minor in Communication. I enjoy cooking, exercising, and shopping.