African American Family & Cultural Center to host annual Kwanzaa celebration

The African American Family & Cultural Center is hosting its 8th Annual Kwanzaa Celebration starting Thursday. Troy McClanahan joined Linda Watkins-Bennett to share more.

Posted: Dec 23, 2019 1:20 PM

OROVILLE, Calif. - Starting on December 26, 2019, through January 1, 2020, is the 8th annual Kwanzaa Celebration hosted by the African American Family & Cultural Center.

Mental Health Coordinator, Troy McClanahan, said they are focused on bringing the community together through these events. They want to show the community what Kwanzaa is all about, all the following events are free of charge.

McClanahan said Kwanzaa is focused on seven main principles (listed with the events below).

  • Umoja (Unity), Dec. 26 from 5:30 - 7 p.m.
  • Kujichagulia (Self Determination) Dec. 27 from 5:30 - 7 p.m.
  • Ujima (Collective Work & Responsibility) Dec. 28 from 5 - 6:30 p.m.
  • Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics) Dec. 29 from 5 - 6:30 p.m.
  • Nia (Purpose) Dec. 30 from 5:30 - 7 p.m.
  • Kuumba (Creativity) Dec. 31 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Imani (Faith) Jan. 1 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

The event on Dec. 31 will have a feast catered, raffles, and live talent. Kuumba will be held at the Southside Community Center, 2959 Lower Wyandotte Ave., Oroville, CA 95966.

The rest of the events (aside from Kuumba) will be located at 3300 Spencer Ave. in Oroville.

Come learn what Kwanzaa is about with the community, for more information, call 530-532-1205.

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