The Kwanzaa Experience

Kwanzaa, an African American and Pan African holiday, was created in 1966 by Dr. Maulana Karenga and is the only cultural celebration of its type.  Kwanzaa celebrates the gathering of people during the seven-day period from December 26 to January 1.  Its roots are in the African idea of harvest gathering.  In this presentation, Elisha Minter explains the seven principles, or “Nguzo Saba,” demonstrates the symbols that give meaning to each day’s celebration, emphasizes the holiday’s focus on the central ideas of African health and wholeness, and leads participants in a discussion on the concepts of each principle. An optional craft session can be included. 

microphone, digital projection system, DVD player, writeable board, lectern