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20th Anniversary California State Capitol Kwanzaa ~ Green the Church
Date Saturday December 29
Time 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Event Type Class/Workshop
Organizer/AuthorMichael Harris
Location Details
California State Capitol
10th and Capitol
Sacramento, CA
4th Floor
Historic John Burton Room
Sacramento, CA – Everyone is invited to come and experience our unique “California Grown Holiday Celebration,” Noon, Saturday, December 29, 2018, on the Fourth Floor of our California State Capitol.

If you come, you will experience a very special 20th Anniversary, California Capitol State Capitol Kwanzaa Celebration, showcasing "Green the Church, First Fruits of the Harvest” in the Farm to Fork Capital of America.

Kwanzaa is both an ancient and modern celebration of the bounty of agricultural harvests. Long, before Nile Valley Civilizations build massive pyramids and elaborate sacred science, many of the vast regions of throughout Africa showcased the authentic agricultural legacy of people for thousands and millions of years.

Enslavement interrupted the forward flow of humanity. Here in America, for several generations, people of Pan-African ancestry lost much of our authentic cultural identification and ancient traditions, even today we have no valued repository of the salient contributions by people of Pan African ancestry here in the Capitol Region of California, this 170th Anniversary Year of Historic Negro Bar, Sacramento County.

Right here in Sacramento, forced labor as chattel, enslaved and uncompensated labor along with stolen intellectual innovation created the economic engine of America’s and California's agriculture and industrial industries. Kwanzaa marked a unique, "California Grown" new beginning of self-determination.

2019 will officially mark 400 years since the arrival of the first enslaved Africans from Spanish Presidio along the Kwanza River in today’s Angola. Spanish soldier’s kidnapped people from Southwestern Africa, that ship was raided by pirates and those first “20 odd Negroes” were enslaved from the ancient Kikongo Civilization into the Virginia English Colony at today’s Fort Monroe, Hampton Roads Harbor in August of 1619. Indeed, the journey continues.

In 1966, in the midst of the Modern Civil Rights Movement, founded Kwanzaa as a spiritual, festive, joyous celebration of the oneness and goodness of life, in the aftermath of the violent and destructive Watts Riot. The son of Maryland Black Farmers and Baptist preacher helped restore, "first fruits of the harvest celebrations" today's Pan African Holiday, opening the way toward fulfilling the King James Version of Biblical Prophecy, Genesis 15:12-14.

Today, California is growing 5th largest economy on earth. The broad and deep Agriculture economy anchors many "California Grown" products that enjoy the highest standard in the world.

California ranks No. 1 in U.S. fresh fruit production, growing an overwhelming majority of our Nation’s grapes, strawberries, peaches, nectarines, avocados, raspberries, kiwifruit, olives, dates, and figs. California’s tree nut production supplies virtually all U.S. almonds, walnuts, and pistachios.

Job creation, career advancement and community economic development is assured by a new generation of Black Agriculturalists who are taking advantage of local opportunity while expanding California ~ Pan African Global Trade and Commerce, in the spirit of Kwanzaa.

We are proud to join the Green the Church Movement, an initiative designed to tap into the power and purpose of the African American church community, and to explore and expand the role of churches as centers for environmental and economic resilience. Reverend Dr. Ambrose Carroll, our honored guest and featured speaker, works Nationwide to empower church leadership and lay people develop practical solutions to economic and environmental issues.

Black Agriculture throughout California History, including early Native influence, Spanish enslavement, Mexican freedom fighters and today’s State of California, we have a rich agricultural heritage throughout, "the greatest garden in the world."

Kwanzaa 2018, marks beginning of the 400th year commemoration of fulfillment of prophecy a special time to re-imagine our globally community, valuing, sustaining ancient/future scientific methods that expand wisdom and understanding of "First Fruits of the Harvest."
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