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BSCPB to host annual 'K is for Kwanzaa' event

The Black Student Cultural Programming Board (BSCPB) will host its annual community service project, "K is for Kwanzaa," Tuesday, Nov. 16, in the Baker University Center Multicultural Center. 

The event runs 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and a free lunch will be provided to participating students.

More than 80 first graders from West and East elementary schools have been invited to participate in the event that will utilize educational and interactional tactics to teach students about the seven principles of Kwanzaa, a non-religious African-American holiday celebrated between Dec. 26  and Jan. 1.

The seven principles of Kwanzaa are Ujamma (Cooperative Economics), Kuumba (Creativity), Umoja (Unity), Nia (Purpose), Kujichagulia (Self-Determination), Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility), and Imani (Faith).

Students will experience numerous activities that encompass at least one of the seven Kwanzaa principles. The activities include cookie decorating, coloring, storytelling, song and dance, musical chairs, and creating Kwanzaa bracelets.

The goal of "K is for Kwanzaa" is to teach young people about this holiday so that they can share it with others.

BSCPB has empowered Ohio University students and community members through cultural awareness since it became active in the 1970s.