Poet/musician Oveous Maximus was keynote speaker at the 2010 ALANA (African, Latino, Asian, Native American) Conference.
Students flock around poet/musician Oveous Maximus, right, for pictures and autographs in Hewitt Union Ballroom during the 2010 ALANA (African, Latino, Asian, Native American) Conference. Maximus, a rapid-fire spoken-word poet, was the keynote speaker for the weeklong conference. “This was amazing,” Quindell Williams ’11 said. “The spoken word, it’s something different, something close to home and close to our age. I thought it was great.” ALANA, now in its 24th year, has become a staple in promoting a multicultural environment at SUNY Oswego and is a consistent hit among students, faculty and administrators.