Celebrate KWANZAA @ African American Research Library
December 26, 2012
African American Research Library
2650 Sistrunk Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
12:30: Call to Order / Welcome: Mrs. Perl Woolridge,
12:35: Drumming/musical selection (opening): Daniel #1 Band
12:40: Libation and reading from sacred literature/prayer: Sis. Chipo & Pro. Hannibal
12:45: AFRICAN PLEDGE and pledge to the national flag (UNIA): Pro. Raphael
12:50: Nguzo Saba (THE SEVEN PRINCIPLES) and KWANZAA SYMBOLS (Dance Presentation): Children of Kumba
1:10 Reflection on the colors (the flag and candles):Prs. Dada
- Red - remember our struggles, our “MAAFA" (the African Holocaust).remember and revere our dead.
- Black - reflect on our unity, our beauty and strength in "unity", our African spirituality that binds us and defines our special contribution to the World.
- Green - reflect on our great victories of the past, and our anticipation of future great victories over Eurocentric oppression and anti-Africanism. Reflect on our great liberation struggle and the re-ascension of our African way for all of our people throughout the world.
1:15: Candle lighting ritual: Sis Chipo
1:30: Story-Telling / Face painting (African Ancestor recognition/acknowledgement and appreciation): Baba, the Lion, Professor Geoffrey Philp and Jah Linx
2:10: Art and Craft session / drumming lession: Jah Linx and drummer
3:00 Africa United Screening
5:00: Drumming Session: TBD
5:10: Introduction Keynote Speaker: I. Jabulani Tafari
5:15 Keynote Address: Dr. Umar Abdullah Johnson
6:1:5 Panel Discussion (Rededication/recommitment- group reflection on ways we (each member if possible) plan to contribute to making the principle viable for our people during the year.): Dr. Umar, Prs. Dougie, Sis Chipo, Prof. Geoffrey Philp
7:15 Drumming/ musical selection: Daniel #1 Band
Feast; (Community offering-large community fruit basket @ the main entrance to signify KWANZAA ‘first fruits’) for flyer encourage people to bring fruits to add to harvest unity: Emp. June (concurrently)
7:30 African Pledge: Pro. Hannibal
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