The White Plains Examiner

Kwanza Celebration Monday, Dec. 29

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kwanzaa-clip-art-kwanzaa-clip-art-8The Kwanzaa White Plains Collaborative invites the public to come to a Kwanzaa celebration at the Thomas H. Slater Center, 2 Fisher Court, White Plains 10601, on Monday, Dec. 29, at 2 pm. The event is free.

The program will include traditional Drumming by Kofi and the Sankofa Dance and Drum Ensemble and contributions by White Plains Youth Bureau, Thomas H. Slater Center Step Up Girls, White Plains High School Steppers, H.I.P. H.O.P. and more.

A Karamu Feast will be provided free of charge after the program by Friends at ShopRite.

Kwanzaa is a weeklong celebration that honors African heritage and is observed from December 26 to January 1. Kwanzaa has seven core principles (Nguzo Saba). It was created by Maulana Karenga and was first celebrated in 1966. This year we are celebrating principle 4, Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics): To build and maintain our own stores, shops, and other businesses and to profit from them together.

The Kwanzaa White Plains Collaborative is made up of a number of organizations in the community, including Community Unitarian Church of White Plains, Thomas H. Slater Center, White Plains Housing Authority, White Plains Housing Authority Residents Council, White Plains Youth Bureau, YWCA of White Plains, White Plains Juneteenth Heritage Committee and Martin Luther King, Jr. Freedom Library.


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