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Kwanzaa founder to speak on campus Nov. 4
University to host 20th celebration of cultural holiday  

Oct 29, 2009  

Maulana Karenga, founder of Kwanzaa and professor of Africana Studies at California State University-Long Beach, will speak at Ohio University at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4, in the Baker University Center Theatre.

During his speech, he will discuss how he practices Kwanzaa and how it can help people know and honor its past and imagine their future. A small reception will follow the talk and Little Professor Bookstore will be selling Karenga?s books in the lobby outside of the Theatre. The lecture and reception are free and open to the public.

Founded in 1966, Kwanzaa is a nonreligious holiday that features the Seven Principles of Nguzo Saba as a way to celebrate the culture, community, and family of African-American and Pan-African people around the world. The official holiday runs Dec. 26 through Jan. 1; however, Ohio University celebrates it early because the university?s fall quarter calendar ends in November.

The Office of Multicultural Programs and the Black Student Cultural Programming Board (BSCPB) are celebrating their 20th year of hosting a Kwanzaa celebration.

For more information on Kwanzaa or Karenga, visit the official Kwanzaa Web site at www.officialkwanzaawebsite.org.


Updated Nov. 4, 2009.


Related Links
Multicultural Programs and Multicultural Center:  http://www.ohio.edu/culturalcenter 

Published: Oct 29, 2009 8:00 AM  

Dr. Maulana Karenga  
Maulana Karenga  


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