Dashiki Day

Deriving from the Hausa word for shirt ‘Dan Ciki’, African Dashiki Day encourages all students to wear traditional garb from the continent for a day to emphasize the presence of Africa and African students on campus.  Dashiki Day conveys the beauty of African fashion and educates others on the wide range of clothing from the continent. Dashiki Day also allows an opportunity for self-expression and to expand the conversation on what can be accepted or embraced within an academic environment.

The initiative began September 27th 2017 and has been celebrated the last Wednesday of every month thereafter. Please find photos from our various Dashiki Days here.


In collaboration with the Harvard Black Law Students Association, dashiki vendors are brought to Harvard Law School’s campus to sell to students ahead of Dashiki Day.