Wednesday, December 22nd from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, UWF Commons Concourse
Experience Kwanzaa and Take Your Coat Off...One More Time! The Black Employee's Association will share information and gifts to highlight the Seven Principles of Kwanzaa, Wednesday, December 2, 2009, 11:00am - 1:00pm, Commons Concourse, Building 22. The principle of Ujima [OO-GEE-MAH] (Creative Work & Responsibility) - focuses on making our sisters' and brothers' problems our problems and seeks for us to solve them together. The coat drive will answer this call. The campus is asked to bring coats, gloves, hats, socks and/or blankets. Email or phone Alesia Y W Ross, email@example.com or 474-2423 for further information
The name Kwanzaa derives from the Swahili phrase "matunda ya kwanza", meaning "first fruits."
Kwanzaa is a week-long holiday celebrated in the United States honoring African heritage and culture, marked by participants lighting a kinara (candle holder). It is observed from December 26 to January 1 each year, primarily in the United States.
Kwanzaa consists of seven days of celebration, featuring activities such as candle-lighting and pouring of libations, and culminating in a feast and gift giving. It was created by Ron Karenga and was first celebrated from December 26, 1966, to January 1, 1967