Kwanzaa Kickoff Celebration

Monday, December 10, 2018

You’re invited to participate in a FREE Kwanzaa Kickoff Celebration on Sunday, December 16th from 3pm-6pm at the Imperial Centre for the Arts & Sciences.

When you arrive, stop by the welcome table to pick up a passport. Use your passport as you visit all seven stations (one for every Kwanzaa Principle). When you visit all seven stations, turn in your completed passport at the welcome table and receive your prize!

The Seven Principles are:

Umoja (Unity) – To strive for and to maintain unity in the family, community, nation, and race.

Kujichagulia (Self-Determination) – To define and name ourselves, as well as to create and speak for ourselves.

Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility) – To build and maintain our community together and make our brothers’ and sisters’ our problems and to solve them together.

Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics) – To build and maintain our own stores, shops, and other businesses and to profit form them together.

Nia (Purpose) – To make our collective vocation the building and developing of our community in order to restore our people to their traditional greatness. Activity created and led by Linda Joyner.

Kuumba (Creativity) – To do always as much as we can, in the way we can, in order to leave our community more beautiful and beneficial than we inherited it. Activity created and led by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Imani (Faith) – To believe with all our hearts in our people, our parents, our teachers, our leaders, and the righteousness and victory of our struggle.

Schedule of Events

3:00 – Opening / Lighting Ceremony with Linda Joyner

3:15 – Textile Presentation (Durham Jazz Renaissance Foundation)

3:30-4:15 – African American Dance Company

4:15-4:30 – Beverly Fields Burnette Story Telling (Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.)

4:45-5:30 – African American Dance Company

5:45 – Drum Presentation & Closing (Durham Jazz Renaissance Foundation)

Thank you!

This event was made possible by the guidance of Linda Joyner! A special thank you to OIC, Durham Jazz Renaissance Foundation,  the African American Dance Company, and the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. for their support, participation, and programming for this event.

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