42nd Annual Kwanzaa Celebration – Ujima
WorldBeat Cultural Center Presents
A Reunion and Healing For Our Community
WorldBeat Cultural Center will be celebrating its 42nd Annual Celebration with 4 of the 7 days of Kwanzaa. Kwanzaa is an African American Holiday celebrated from the 26th of December to the 1st of January. Kwanzaa was created by Dr. Maulana Karenga in 1966 to celebrate and reaffirm family, community, and culture.
Featured Guest: Dr. Maulana Karenga
With two PhDs, one in Leadership and Human Behavior and one in Political Science, Dr. Maunlana Karenga is currently professor and chair of the department of Africana Studies at California State University, Long Beach. As a well-established writer he has written 17 books and monographs and 4 co-edited books; 57 journal articles; 42 book chapters; over 650 columns and commentaries on critical issues. As an ethical philosopher and one of the people paving the path for Martian ethical thought, having developed a creative Kawaida interpretation of ancient Egyptian philosophy. Dr. Karenga is also internationally known as the creator of Kwanzaa, an African American and Pan-African holiday celebrated throughout the world African community on every continent in the world.
In addition, each day will feature Ceremonial candle lighting and libation with live Drumming Kwanzaa, Poetry reading by Johnnierenee Nia Nelson, Karamu – the traditional feast ( FREE vegetarian African American soul food).
*Indoor event, all guests must wear masks.