Pre-KWANZAA Celebration

Kwanzaa, an African American holiday based on the first fruit celebrations of Africa, was created by Dr. Maulana Karenga to introduce and reinforce seven basic values of African culture: Unity, Self-determination, Collective Work and Responsibility, Cooperative Economics, Purpose, Creativity, and Faith. The holiday is officially celebrated December 26 to January 1. Due to the OU calendar, it is celebrated early while students are still on campus. Kwanzaa is a collaborative cultural presentation of the Office of Multicultural Programs (MCP), the Multicultural Center (MCC) and the Black Student Cultural Programming Board (BSCPB).

Various activities and performances from the Pre-Kwanza Celebration in December 2018

Various photos of the Pre-Kwanza Celebration December 2018

Coloring Kwanza pictures with the kids at the Pre-Kwanza Celebration in December 2018

Coloring with the kids at the 2018 Kwanza Event

Pre-Kwanza kids celebration held on December 3rd, 2018.  Kids from East Elementary School Athens, OH learned about the core values of Kwanza

Woman reading to kids about the value of Kwanza