Kwanzaa, an African American holiday, was created by Dr. Maulana Karenga to introduce and reinforce seven basic principles of African culture: Unity, Self- Determination, Collective Work and Responsibility, Cooperative Economics, Purpose, Creativity, and Faith. The holiday is officially celebrated December 26 to January 1. Due to NC State’s academic calendar, it is celebrated early while students are still on campus.
The campus community is cordially invited to participate in NC State’s celebration of Kwanzaa on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 7PM in the Campus Cinema, Witherspoon Student Center. The featured guest performer is African American Master Storyteller, Donna Kokumo Buie also known as Mama Koku. This event will include traditional Kwanzaa rituals, the rich African oral tradition of storytelling, and feast! Kwanzaa is sponsored by the Department of Multicultural Student Affairs and coordinated with the African American Cultural Center.
For additional information on the program, download the flyer here.