The Millikin University Center for Multicultural Student Affairs and Black Student Union will sponsor it's Annual Kwanzaa Celebration on Tuesday, December 4, 6:00pm in Lower Richards Treat University Center.
Kwanzaa is an African American and Pan-African holiday which celebrates family, community and culture. Celebrated from 26 December thru 1 January, its origins are in the first harvest celebrations of Africa from which it takes its name. The name Kwanzaa is derived from the phrase "matunda ya kwanza" which means "first fruits" in Swahili, a Pan-African language which is the most widely spoken African language.
This year's celebration will include a wonderful soulfood dinner, arts and crafts for children of all ages, a performance from Millikin's Multicultural Voices of Praise, and a presentation on "The Importance of the Principles of Kwanzaa in Our Lives" by Mr. Rory James, Director of the Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
This free event is open to the entire community. For more information, contact the Center for Multicultural Student Affairs at 217-362-6411 or firstname.lastname@example.org