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Getting Ready for Kwanzaa!

Free admission with donation of 2 canned or dried goods per person
  • About This Program

    Let’s get ready for Kwanzaa!

    Join us for a day of family, creativity and fun. The theme for this year’s Kwanzaa celebration is “Practicing the Culture of Kwanzaa: Living the Seven Principles.” Join an interactive workshop for the entire family designed to explore the Seven Principles of Kwanzaa and practical ways we can apply them to our family, community, nation and world. You will also learn how to set up your Kwanzaa table and discover the meaning behind the seven symbols.

    Whether you’ve been celebrating Kwanzaa for years or you’ve never joined in this national celebration, you will come away with some unique ideas for celebrating Kwanzaa in your home and keeping the flames of the seven candles burning in your community all year long. Couldn’t we all use a little more Unity, Self Determination, Collective Work and Responsibility, Cooperative Economics, Purpose, Creativity and Faith?

    Schedule of Events

      Time Event
    11:00 am Welcome
    11:05 am History and Elements of Kwanzaa with Kami Shalom
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Drop In Workshops: Creating for Kwanzaa
    Embrace your creative spirit (Kuumba) and create your own kikombe (unity cup), kinara, or family tree in honor of unity, family and celebration. Great for all ages!
    1:30 pm Live Holiday Performance by Porch Productions
    Welcome the holidays with a selection from Black Nativity. The presentation will begin with a trio dance performance entitled "Stand", and will conclude with The Porch Youth Ensemble singing the Kwanzaa song Umoja: Seven Principles.

    All donations benefit Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina.

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