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 Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 6-7:30 PM in the Washington Sankofa Rm, Witherspoon Student Center. The featured guest is Omar Tyree best selling author, entrepreneur, and consultant. This event will include traditional Kwanzaa rituals and feast! Kwanzaa is sponsored by the Department of Multicultural Student Affairs and coordinated with the African American Cultural Center.