This year, the African American Cultural Center has joined forces with the Women’s Center, the GLBT Center and Multicultural Student Affairs to provide a week of programs and events that allows the NC State Community to educate, cultivate and celebrate Kwanzaa.
While celebrated early here on campus, Kwanzaa is a week-long holiday from Dec. 26 through Jan. 1 celebrated by many people of the African Diaspora. NC State’s week-long Kwanzaa event celebrates the contributions of the African diaspora, family and the community through the seven principles of Nguzo Saba. The campus community will have an opportunity to learn about the history and principles of Kwanzaa as well as find their own ways of celebrating Kwanzaa. We invite you to join us for our Kwanzaa week of events.
Three events remain in this year’s celebration:
Join the GLBT Center for an interactive conversation on the work we have to do together as Black folx, utilizing a framework created by Alexis Pauline Gumbs. Food will be provided. This event will be held on Nov. 8 from noon – 2 p.m. in the African American Cultural Center.Register
Sounds of Purpose
Join the Women’s Center for a powerful conversation on the power of purpose and how that shows up in our daily lives. We will then develop an album that symbolizes our purpose. Purpose and pastries on Nov. 9 from 5–7 p.m. in the African American Cultural Center.Register
Kwanzaa Karamu, Feast of Faith
On Nov. 12, from 7–9 p.m., join the African American Cultural Center for our Kwanzaa culminating event, the Feast of Faith. The Feast of Faith will include performances by Dance Visions, Uninhibited Praise Gospel Choir, SF Drummers, poetry and artistry. We have a feast prepared for you that you will enjoy, and we look forward to celebrating the Kwanzaa Feast of Faith with you. We have a limited number of spaces open for the feast, so please RSVP today. This event will be held in the Coastal Ballroom.Register
Isaiah Lucas is program coordinator in the African American Cultural Center.