Dock Kwanzaa Celebration 2020

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Monday, December 28, 2020 - 7:00pm
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Day 1 - Sat. Dec. 26 - Umoja (Unity)
The Dock Bookshop Hours: 1-8p
 

Day 2 - Sunday. Dec. 27 - Kujichagulia (Self-Determination)
The Dock Bookshop Hours: 1-7pm
@4:00pm-ct Greater St Stephen First Church/Pastor Bell
Special Guest Councilman La'Shadion Shewell

@7:00pm-ct VIDEO and POST DISCUSSION 
Dr. Musa Dan Fodio- "...Declaration of Self-Determination"Hosted by Donya Cradddock
 
Day 3 Monday Dec. 28 -Ujima (Collective Work & Responsibility)
The Dock Bookshop Hours: 1-7p
 @ 7:00pm-ct SPECIAL GUEST - DR. MICHAEL E. SAWYER
He is the author  of An Africana Philosophy of Temporality  and Black Minded: The Political Philosophy of Malcolm X 

Day 4 - Tuesday. Dec. 29 - Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics)
The Dock Bookshop Hours: 1-7p 
@7:00pm-ct MIN. LEE MUHAMMAD & MOSQUE #52 with SPECIAL GUEST BROTHER BEN X
 
Day 5 - Wednesday Dec. 30 - Nia (Purpose)
The Dock Bookshop Hours: 1-7p 
@7:00pm SPECIAL GUEST  DR. KEISHA WHITE

Founder and Owner of The Prep Factory a college planning non-profit organization that begins preparing college readiness at 7th grade as well as work with students who have begun college and desire to return

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYqdeuvrz4qHdOSiQ_7tF0w8qMoMa4UxUDU


Day 6 - Thursday. Dec. 31 - Kuumba (creativity)
SPECIAL BOOK REVIEW  BY ANGELA PARKER & FRIENDS
GLORY: Magical Visions of Black Beauty by Kahran Bethencourt & Regis Bethencourt
Day 7 - Saturday. Jan 1 - Imani (Faith)
The Dock Bookshop will be closed -Worship and Feast Safely with Your Family and Friends.
 
 
 
 

 

 
CELEBRATE KWANZAA
 

QUICK FACTS

1.Kwanzaa  is a cultural celebration that is observed each year from December 26-January 1.
2.Kwanzaa is not a black Christmas or a Muslim holiday- it is not religious holiday, but a cultural celebration.
3.Kwanzaa was founded by Dr. Maulana Karenga, a Black Studies professor and black activist.
4.Kwanzaa is a time for African Americans to connect with their cultural heritage
5.Kwanzaa is a time for African Americans to reaffirm their commitment to themselves, their families, their community and the struggle for liberation of Afrikan people.
6.Kwanzaa  is derived from a Kiswahili phrase, matunda ya kwanzaa, which means “the first fruits of the harvest”.
7.Each day a candle is lit to present the principal for that day and a discussion of the meaning of that principle.
8.Each day a special greeting is spoken, “Habari gani” (What is the news?”  and the response is the principal for that day.
9.Every Kwanzaa Celebration has a Karamu (Feast) on the sixth or seventh day .
10. Rituals and ceremony of Kwanzaa includes drumming, prayer, pouring of libations to the ancestors, singing, asking the question Habari Gani, seating & recognition of elders, getting permission/blessing from the elders, discussion of principle of the day, lighting of the mishumaa (candles), creative presentation, closing with 7 Harambees  which means Let’s pull together!
 

     NGUZO SABA –The Seven Principles of Kwanzaa

1.Umoja  (Oo-moe-ja) (Unity) - To strive for and maintain unity in the Family, Community, Nation and Race.
2.Kujichagulia (Koo-ji-cha-goo-lia) (Self-Determination) - To define ourselves, name ourselves, create for ourselves, and speak for ourselves.
3.Ujima (Oo-ji-ma)  (Collective work and Responsibility) - To build and maintain our community and make our brothers’ and sisters’ problems our problems, and to solve them together.
4.Ujamaa (Oo-ja-ma) (Cooperative Economics) - To build and maintain our own stores, shops and other businesses and to profit from them together.
5.Nia (Nee-ah) (Purpose) - To make our collective vocation the building and developing of our community in order to restore our people to their traditional greatness.
6.Kuumba (Koo-um-ba) (Creativity) - To do always as much as we can, in the way that we can, in order to leave our community more beautiful and beneficial than we inherited it.
7. Imani (I-ma-ni) (Faith) - To believe with all our hearts in our people, our parents, our teachers, our leaders, and the righteousness and victory of our struggleh) .
 

    KWANZAA SEVEN SYMBOLS

1.Mkeka (placemat) represents our foundation, our faith, our history, our heritage and legacy
2.Kinara (candle holder) symbolizes our parent stalk or origins)
3.Mishumaa saba (seven candles) symbolizes the seven principles of our value system
4.Vibunzi or Muhindi (ears of corn) symbolizes the precious of children
5.Kikombe cha umoja (unity cup) -
6.Mazao (fruits and vegetables)
7.Zawadi (gifts) symbolizes our rewards of right actions