Dock Kwanzaa Celebration 2021

Event date: 
Sunday, December 26, 2021 - 5:45pm
Event address: 

 

 

 

KWANZAA is a African American cultural celebration that is observed each year from December 26-January 1.

Dec. 26 thru Jan. 1

Shop at The Dock for great "Zawadi" gifts and receive a free 2022 magnetic calendar while supplies las receive. Plus 15% off Hardcovers and 40-50% off selected items

Daily Kwanzaa Community Celebration via Zoom Call, In-store Events (Sun & Tue) and Facebook Live:  https://www.facebook.com/thedockbookshop

Zoom Call - Intro, Family Activity, Guest, Community Sharing

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86726621363?pwd=REh4cDY5cFZLOGdVcEpIS2MrRUs3UT09

Meeting ID: 867 2662 1363
Passcode: Dock

Day 1 - Sunday Dec. 26 - Umoja (Unity)

Shop The Dock 1-5p

Kwanzaa Celebration 3-4:30p at The Dock & Community Zoom Call

InStore & Online

 

Day 2 - Monday Dec. 27 - Kujichagulia (Self-Determination)

Shop The Dock: 1-7p

Kwanzaa Celebration via Community Zoom Call 5:45-7p

Guest Speaker - Minister Lee Muhammad, MM #52

 

Day 3 Tuesday Dec. 28 -Ujima (Collective Work & Responsibility)

Shop The Dock: 1-7p

Kwanzaa Celebration 5:45-7p at The Dock & Community Zoom Call 

Guest Speaker - Rickie Clark, My Brother Keeper

 

Day 4 - Wednesday Dec. 29 - Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics)

Shop The Dock: 1-7p

Kwanzaa Celebration via Community Zoom Call 5:45-7p

Guest Speaker - Ro Brumfield, Our Tribe

 

Day 5 - Thursday Dec. 30 - Nia (Purpose)

Shop The Dock: 1-7p

Kwanzaa Celebration via Community Zoom Call 5:45-7p

Guest Speaker - Dr. Dwalunda Alexander, Greater St. Stephen First Church

 

Day 6 - Friday. Dec. 31 - Kuumba (Creativity)

Shop The Dock: 1-6p

Kwanzaa Celebration Open Mic via Community Zoom Call 5:45-7p

Guest Speaker - Stephonia Roberts, Poet, Author & Entrepreneur

 

Day 7 - Saturday. Jan 1 - Imani (Faith)

Shop The Dock 1-6p

Kwanzaa Celebration via Community Zoom Call 3-4:30p

Guest Speaker - Pastor Alcee Chriss, Aletheia Temple Church

 

Jan 2 - Store Closed

 


 

 

 

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