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Title: Freedom's Eve, Kwanzaa 365 Faith Based Initiative ~ California State Capitol
START DATE: Monday December 31
TIME: 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location Details:
California State Capitol Room 126
Event Type: Other
Contact Namekhubaka, michael harris
Email Addressblackagriculture [at] yahoo.com
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Freedom's Eve ~ 150th Anniversary of Emancipation Proclamation continues the education and advocacy towards establishing a National Emancipation Day. Join the free community celebration.

Contrary to popular belief, the Emancipation Proclamation did not free very many from enslavement. The US Civil War measure announced freedom for those enslaved in the Confederate States that had succeeded from the Union.

Salient to the Presidential Executive Order was the official announcement and call for Black Soldiers to join Union Soldiers to fight for freedom and help end the U.S. Civil War. The proposed National Emancipation Day requires education and advocacy to share the authentic legacy.

You are cordially Invited to celebrate Freedom's Eve ~ 150th Anniversary of Emancipation Proclamation

California Black Farmers and Agricuturalists Association co-hosts the celebration with regional elected officials, community organizations and regional businesses supporting the event. Courtney Dempsey is the MC for our wonderful festive celebration.

Monday, December 31, 2012, Noon - 3:00 pm
California State Capitol Room 126

December 31, 2012, marks Freedom's Eve and 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, issued by President Abraham Lincoln, Noon, January 1, 1863, our proposed National Freedom Day.

The Emancipation Proclamation did not outlaw slavery or make the former slaves citizens. Slavery in the State of California remains an open secret and ratification of the 13th Amendment to the US Constitution, in California, was celebrated on December 19, 1865.

Come and learn more about these crucial documents in American History.

Join us for Freedom's Eve in the California State Capitol, December 31, 2012 for an interfaith, intercultural and intergenerational conversation about the political and moral reality of the American Civil War (1861–1865), the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation (1862), the Emancipation Proclamation (1863), the Thirteenth Amendment (1865), and our ongoing journey towards a greater measure of freedom.

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Kwanzaa in the California State Capitol, Freedom's Eve, 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, is time to thank GOD for freeing “US” from physical, mental and spiritual bondage. The heavenly signs and symbols speak to a new way forward, healing what is hurting Black communities, globally.

SACRAMENTO, CA – California Black Farmers and Agriculturalists invite all Californians to learn about our “California Grown” agricultural holiday. Our annual State Capitol Kwanzaa begins at noon, Monday, December 31, 2012, in Room 126, free admission, reserved seating suggested.

Kwanzaa builds upon source documentation of ancient Pan African “first fruits of the harvest celebrations,” with the notion of restoration of our sacred African way. The long and difficult journey to seek broader support from the faith based community to re-establish inclusive conventional and urban agricultural food systems that provide job creation, career advancement and community economic development has found “Healthy Solutions” through an interfaith, intercultural and intergenerational methodology of reducing diet related disease in Black communities. The 113th US Congress will quantify and qualify Black Agriculture production in the trillion dollar allocation of US Ag policy.

Our “Kwanzaa 365, Faith Based Initiative” is partnering with progressive California agricultural industries toward providing greater access, equity and equal opportunity. Cooperative Economics, Ujamaa. manifests itself in a mutually beneficial sustainable relationship within our #1 California agriculture industry, generating well over 100 billion dollars annually within our trillion dollar California economy, impacting the world.

Kwanzaa, celebrated between Dec. 26 and Jan. 1, is a “California Grown” international holiday created in 1966 by Dr. Maulana Karenga, “as a first step to unify the United Slaves, US organization, on the basis of Kwanzaa’s seven principles: unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity and faith.

Freedom's Eve, 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, is time to thank GOD for freeing “US” from physical, mental and spiritual bondage. The heavenly signs and symbols speak to a new way forward, healing what is hurting Black communities, globally.

2012 President Obama Kwanzaa Message:

Michelle and I extend our warm thoughts and best wishes to all those celebrating Kwanzaa this holiday season. Today marks the first day of the week-long celebration of African-American history and culture through the seven principles of Kwanzaa: unity, self determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity, and faith.

To many, Kwanzaa serves as a time of reflection–taking lessons learned from our past and looking forward to a more promising tomorrow. It reminds us that though there is much to be thankful for we must recommit ourselves to building a country where all Americans have the opportunity to achieve their dreams.

As families across America light the Kinara today in the spirit of unity, our family extends our prayers and well wishes during this season.