Inland Area Kwanzaa Group
The mission of the Inland Area Kwanzaa Group is to inform the people about the Holiday, KWANZAA; promote its celebration during the holiday period (26 December – 1 January); and urge the practice of The Seven Principles (Nguzo Saba) of KWANZAA in everyday life. The core principles are Umoja (Unity), Kujichaguilia (Self-Determination), Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility), Ujamaa (family, Nia (Purpose), Kuumba (Creativity), and Imani (Faith).The vision and values of KWANZAA revolve around the practice of fundamental activities which celebrate and reinforce family, community, and culture.
To Become A Member
Anyone who has a serious interest in promoting the study and practice of African and African-American culture can join the group.
- Benefit of membership includes becoming self-conscious agents of their own liberation, which contributes collectively to strengthening the family, community, nation, and culture.
- Members will be able to attend the regularly scheduled cultural workshops and many other scheduled business and educational workshops.
- Members will have access to other scheduled business and political education workshops
- Members will ultimately be able to inform others about Kwanzaa and its core values.
Member will be encouraged to attend three basic yearly workshops as follows:
- Introduction to Conversational Swahili
- Lecture Series: African and African-American History; Kawaida Theory
- Study of KWANZAA: Origin, concept and practice and finalize plans for the celebration (Karamu)
Members will ultimately be able to teach the practice of KWANZAA’s Seven Principles; volunteer in speakers’ bureau; and share in the rescue and reconstruction of African and African-American history and culture which is necessary to bring about liberation and a higher level of human life.
(The Seven Principles)
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