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OSAD aims to send out good vibes

by Jaymi Kent- News Editor
Tue, Sep 12th 2017 08:10 pm
Photo taken from OSAD's Instagram page
OSAD's official flyer advertises the event.
Photo taken from OSAD's Instagram page OSAD's official flyer advertises the event.

The Organization for Students of African Descent promotes unity for black and African American students on campus and invites people of different cultural backgrounds to create an environment that supports understanding and awareness. 

“Our organization is about spreading unity and meeting people. We do not seclude ourselves as a club,” OSAD President Ladaisia Holly said. 

There is an upcoming event hosted by OSAD called “Good Vibez.” The event marks the organization’s 50th anniversary. At the event, you can meet OSAD’s members, the club’s executive board and other individuals attending the event. There will be free food, live performances from the Dream Team, giveaways, music and ice cream. 

“Our organization focuses not only on African American students, but also on educating others on our culture and building a family within our organization, and we will accept anyone no matter what nationality,” Holly said. 

Holly transferred into Brockport her sophomore year. 

“I didn’t know anyone on campus and I started to get heavily involved with OSAD,” Holly said. 

She was promoted to promotions director and last year, she was promoted again to president. Holly makes herself well-known around the campus and within her organization. 

“I walk around and I get to know individuals and in doing so, I am putting myself out there as a president,” Holly said. 

In Holly’s eyes, the organization is improving every year and their mission statement “education is our passport to success” is achieved time and time again. OSAD also collaborates with other organizations, services and clubs on campus. Last year they put on an event called the Solidarity Walk, with the service club Men of Color. The walk was tailored towards allowing an open line of communication, creating unity and allowing for cultural discussions to take place about issues on campus and issues in society that need to be changed. 

The “Good Vibez” event will be held Friday Sept. 15 in the Union starting at 7 p.m.