ImageNation / Sol Cinema Cafe and educator April Mojica present the first annual VIRTUAL KWANZAA: A 7-DAY CELEBRATION. Virtual Kwanzaa, is an online celebration of the week-long Kwanzaa holiday. Guests can join on zoom or watch on FaceBook Live. Our goal is to encourage people/families to participate in the daily ritual of Kwanzaa for all 7 days. The following is a rundown of the daily program:
7:00 PM Music
7:03 PM Welcome/Candle Lighting
7:07 PM Libation (Presentation, Ancestor Recognition and Calling of Names)
7:08 PM Children’s Time
7:15 PM Featured Presentation of the day
7:20 PM Live Testimonials from the online audience
Topic: Virtual Kwanzaa: A 7-day Celebration
Time: Dec 26, 2020 to Jan 1, 2021, 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Kwanzaa (/ˈkwɑːn.zə/) is an annual celebration of African-American culture that is held from December 26 to January 1, culminating in a communal feast called Karamu, usually held on the 6th day. It was created by Dr. Maulana Karenga, based on African harvest festival traditions from various parts of Africa, including West and Southeast Africa. Kwanzaa was first celebrated in 1966. The 7 principles of Kwanzaa 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’ problems our problems and to solve them together.
- Ujamaa (Cooperative economics): To build and maintain our own stores, shops, and other businesses and to profit from 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.
- Kuumba (Creativity): To always do as much as we can, in the way we can, in order to leave our community more beautiful and beneficial than we inherited it.
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.