Fort Lauderdale, FL
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
PLEDGE and pledge to the national
flag (UNIA): Pro. Raphael
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
Story-Telling / Face painting (African Ancestor recognition/acknowledgement and appreciation): Baba,
the Lion, Professor Geoffrey Philp and Jah Linx
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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