The Harambee Club promotes African identity. Harambee, which means "unity" or "working together" in Swahili, also indicates the desire of club members to educate students about the many countries in Africa. Harambee encourages all students to reach across racial borders to understand their culture and other cultures.
- Dispelling common stereotypes about African identity and culture
- Increasing awareness of African diversity and multiculturalism
- Exploring cultural, social, and political issues of the African diaspora to discuss with all students and members of the community
- Communicating to reduce the division between Africa and other communities
In order to constantly promote awareness and education about other cultures, Harambee has worked with many other campus clubs, including Amnesty International and ABLE.
- Harambee soccer tournament, an annual tournament amongst Knox students and members of the surrounding community, who divide into teams representing different countries
- Gokh-Bi System. Along with ABLE, French Club, and the school radio station WVKC, Harambee brought this eight-piece band from Senegal, West Africa, to perform at Knox
- African luncheon and a showing of the documentary Darfur Now, in cooperation with Amnesty International, to raise awareness about the genocide in Darfur
- Watoto Children's Choir, from Uganda, sang in a concert hosted by Harambee to raise money for Ugandan orphans
Harambee wishes to include not only our Knox community but also residents of Galesburg in its activities and discussions. The group constantly fights to break down the divide between Africans and other cultures around the world.