While many of us are missing physical contact with family and friends, especially at this time of year during a pandemic, the elements of togetherness and unity we observe through UMOJA is ever present.
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The spirit of Kwanzaa, a weeklong cultural and heritage celebration beginning Dec. 26 and concluding Jan. 1, will continue on behind virtual screens and in the hearts of families across the nation.
On the first day of Kwanzaa, Arkansans will share this spirit in observing the first principle: UMOJA – Unity.
While many of us are missing physical contact with family and friends, especially at this time of year during a pandemic, the elements of togetherness and unity we observe through UMOJA is ever-present.
There is still much to celebrate in these unprecedented times as we charge forward into the new year with faith (IMANI), self-determination (KUJICHAGULIA) and purpose (NIA).
HOW TO CELEBRATE THIS YEAR
Learn from Arkansas native and art & culture educator Raven Cook as she shares the history of Kwanzaa and ways to get involved this season on Good Day NWA.
Discover ways to get involved in absence of community gatherings. It can be as simple as “buying Black” from a local Black-owned business.
Visit The National Museum of African American History & Culture’s webpage dedicated to Kwanzaa with learning materials and activities for the holiday.
And most important of all, don’t be afraid to embrace UMOJA today. Join virtual celebrations across the state and the nation:
Mosaic Templars Cultural Center | Dec. 26 at 6 PM