Past Global Events

Experiences of Black UMB Students, Scholars, and Alumni

The Center for Global Engagement continued the Human Rights at Home conversation around racial injustice October 13, 2020 by hearing from our Black UMB students, scholars, and alumni. The panel showcased the different shades of Black and the diversity of experiences within the Black community on campus, as well as increased awareness of the varying needs and challenges of Black students and scholars on campus. Engaging in open dialogue will help everyone at UMB enhance efforts to promote and ensure racial diversity, equity, and inclusion across campus.

Moderator: Semhar Okbazion, JD, LLM, Assistant Director, Center for Global Engagement


  • Oyebola Babare, International Student, UMB School of Nursing
  • Olufunke Sokan, PharmD, International Scholar, UMB School of Pharmacy
  • Shayla Butler, DDS Student,UMB School of Dentistry
  • Nana Tufuoh, JD, UMB alumna,UMB Carey Law School 
  • Vonetta Edwards, PhD, International Scholar, UMB Institute for Genome Sciences

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