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Kwanzaa Comes to San Francisco
by SF Bay View repost
Thursday Dec 23rd, 2010 9:48 PM
Created by Dr. Maulana Karenga in 1966, Kwanzaa is celebrated annually by more than 30 million people worldwide over seven days, from Dec. 26 to Jan. 1. The values of Kwanzaa, Nguzo Saba, are critical tools for addressing the issues facing the African American community.
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San Francisco — The Village Project, in collaboration with other community organizations, will present its Fifth Kwanzaa Celebration 2010 for the city of San Francisco. The celebration is seven days of free events throughout the city to celebrate the seven principles (Nguzo Saba) of Kwanzaa.

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Created by Dr. Maulana Karenga in 1966, Kwanzaa is celebrated annually by more than 30 million people worldwide over seven days, from Dec. 26 to Jan. 1. The values of Kwanzaa, Nguzo Saba, are critical tools for addressing the issues facing the African American community.

Adrian Williams has revived the celebration of Kwanzaa throughout San Francisco by connecting traditionally African American communities for this celebration. She is the founder of The Village Project, a youth service organization focusing on education and cultural enrichment for youth and their families in the Western Addition.

[This year] the Seven Principles of Kwanzaa will be hosted at nine different venues throughout the city. Participating communities will present exciting and enriching cultural programs intended to both engage and entertain the entire family.

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[The Seven Principles are:]

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

Kujichagulia (self-determination): to define ourselves, name ourselves, create for ourselves and speak for ourselves.

Ujima (collective work and responsibility): to build and maintain our community together and make our sisters’ and brothers’ problems our problems and to solve them together. Tue

Ujamaa (cooperative economics): to build and maintain our own stores, shops and other businesses together.

Nia (purpose): to make our collective vocation the building of our community to restore our people to their traditional greatness.

Kuumba (creativity): to do as much as we can to leave our community more beautiful and beneficial than we inherited it.

Imani (faith): to believe with our hearts in our people, our parents, our teachers, our leaders and the righteousness and victory of our struggle. .

[For details of dates and locations of daily events see link here]
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