Kwanzaa Celebrations

San Francisco Kwanzaa 2014

As Kwanzaa is a 7-day holiday with 7 principles, the Kinara holds 7 symbolic candles. Candle colors are taken from a flag created by Marcus Garvey. A central black candle is flanked by three red candles and three green candles. The black candle is lit on the first night of Kwanzaa. An additional candle is lit on each succeeding night, until all seven candles are burning.

7 DAYS OF KWANZAA

12/26 Umoja = Unity
To strive for and maintain unity in the family, community, nation and race

12/27 Kujichagulia = Self-Determination
To define ourselves, name ourselves, create for ourselves and speak for ourselves.

12/28 Ujima = Collective Work & Responsibility
To build and maintain our community together and make our brother’s and sister’s problems our problems and to solve them together.

12/29 Ujamaa = Cooperative Economics
To build and maintain our own stores, shops and other businesses and to profit from them together.

12/30 Nia = Purpose
To make our collective vocation the building and developing of our community in order to restore our people to their traditional greatness.

12/31 Kuumba = Creativity
To do always as much as we can, in the way we can, in order to leave our community more beautiful and beneficial than we inherited it.

01/01 Imani = Faith
To believe with all our heart in our people, our parents, our teachers, our leaders and the righteousness and victory of our struggle.

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KWANZAA PHOTOS

INTERNATIONAL

PARIS KWANZAA
Annual celebration sponsored by the Association Pan Africaine; http://www.kwanzaa-apck.com

USA

ATLANTA KWANZAA

West End Performing Arts Center, 945 Ralph D Abernathy Blvd; Atlanta; 404-525-1212

First African Church at 5197 Salem Road; Lithonia; 770-981-2601
Apex Museum at 135 Auburn Avenue, Atlanta; http://www.apexmuseum.org

Afrikan Djeli Cultural Arts Center, 840 Ralph D. Abernathy Blvd SW; Atlanta; http://www.djeliculturalarts.com

Shrine of the Black Madonna at 946 Ralph D. Abernathy Blvd SW; Atlanta; http://www.shrinebookstore.com

BALTIMORE KWANZAA

Reginald Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture at 830 East Pratt Street; Baltimore; http://www.africanamericanculture.org

Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive, Baltimore, http://www.artbma.org

Chesapeake Children’s Museum, 25 Silopanna Road, Annapolis; http:// www.theccm.org

BIRMINGHAM KWANZAA
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, 520 Sixteenth Street N., Birmingham; http://www.bcri.org

BOSTON KWANZAA
Museum of Afro American History at 46 Joy Street; http://www.afroammuseum.org

CHARLESTON KWANZAA
Sponsored by Charleston Lowcountry Kwanzaa Planning Committee; http://ww.charleston.net

CHARLOTTE KWANZAA
Afro American Cultural Center at 401 North Myers Street, Charlotte; http://www.aacc-charlotte.org/calendar.htm

CHICAGO KWANZAA
DuSable Museum of African American History at 740 East 56th Place in Washington Park; http://ww.dusablemuseum.org

Kwanzaa Celebration with Pamela Clemons at 2401 E 100th Street, Chicago

CINCINNATI KWANZAA

Lindner YMCA at 1425 Linn Street, Cincinnati; 513-641-4955

Asili Museum& Institute at 2621 Victory Parkway, 513-742-2808

Northern Kentucky University, Nunn Drive, Highland Heights, KY 859-572-6684

CLEVELAND KWANZAA
Karamu House at 2355 East 89th Street, Cleveland; http://www.karamu.com

DALLAS KWANZAA
South Dallas Cultural Center at 3400 South Fitzhugh, Dallas; http://www.dallasculture.org/southDallasCulturalCenter.cfm

DETROIT KWANZAA
Wright Museum of African American History at 315 East Warren Ave, Detroit; http://maah-detroit.org/events_programs/events.html

Ujamaa Associates at 243 West Congress, Suite 350; http://www.ujamaaassociates.com

DURHAM and RALEIGH KWANZAA
Hayti Heritage Center at 804 Old Fayetteville Street, Durham; http://www.hayti.org

Herbert C. Young Community Center at 101 Wilkinson Avenue, Cary; http://www.townofcary.org/depts/prdept/facilities/hycchome.htm

FORT LAUDERDALE KWANZAA
Bass Park at 2750 NW 19th Street, Ft Lauderdale; http://ci.ftlaud.fl.us/press_releases/2008/112408petula_holidayhappenings.htm

GREENSBORO KWANZAA
East White Oak Community Center at 1801 10th Street, Greensboro; http://www.triadculturalarts.org/events.html

Hayes-Taylor YMCA at 1101 East Market Street, Greensboro; http://www.gsokwanzaacollective.org

HOUSTON KWANZAA
SHAPE Community Center at 3815 Live Oak, Houston; http://www.shape.org

Children’s Museum of Houston at 1500 Binz, Houston; http://www.cmhouston.org

JACKSON KWANZAA
Medgar Evers Community Center at 3159 Edwards Ave, Jackson; 601-960-1741

JACKSONVILLE KWANZAA
Ritz Theater and Lavilla Museum at 829 Davis Street, Jacksonville; http://www.ritzlavilla.org

Jacksonville Beach Elementary School at 315 South 10th Street, Jacksonville Beach; 904-563-5324

KANSAS CITY KWANZAA
American Jazz Museum at 1616 East 18th Street, Kansas City; http://www.americanjazzmuseum.com

LAS VEGAS KWANZAA
West Las Vegas Library Theatre at 951 West Lake Mead Blvd, Las Vegas; 702-647-2117

LOS ANGELES KWANZAA
California African American Museum at 600 State Drive in Exposition Park, Los Angeles; http://www.caamuseum.org

Annual festival in Leimert Park Village at 4300 Degnan Blvd, Los Angeles

MEMPHIS KWANZAA
African and African American Studies department 101 Wilder Tower at University of Memphis; http://www.memphis.edu

MIAMI KWANZAA
Barry University in the Landon Events Room, 11300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami Shores; 305-899-3961

Joseph Caleb Auditorium at 5400 NW 22nd Avenue, Miami; http://www.miamidade.gov/parks/parks/caleb_auditorium.asp

MILWAUKEE KWANZAA
Milwaukee Public Library various locations; http://www.mpl.org

NASHVILLE KWANZAA
The Village Cultural Arts Center at 340 West Trinity Lane, Nashville; 615-228-9553

NEW YORK CITY KWANZAA
Apollo Theater; 253 West 125th Street; http://www.apollotheater.org

Charles A. Dana Discovery Center, Central Park; http://www.centralparknyc.org

American Museum of Natural History Museum at Central Park West and 79th Street, New York City; http://www.amnh.org/programs/specials/kwanzaa

NEWARK KWANZAA
Newark Museum at 49 Washington Street, Newark; http://www.newarkmuseum.org

OAKLAND KWANZAA
Oakland Marriott Convention Center at 1001 Broadway, Oakland; http://www.kwanzaagiftshow.com

PHILADELPHIA KWANZAA
African American Museum 7th and Arch Streets, Philadelphia; http://www.aampmuseum.org

PHOENIX KWANZAA
Home and Garden Expo Center, 1710 East Washington Street, Phoenix; 602-999-8889

Glendale Public Library at 5959 West Brown Street, Glendale

PORTLAND KWANZAA
Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center, 5340 N Interstate Ave, Portland; http://www.ifcc-arts.org

RICHMOND KWANZAA
Elegba Folklore Society, 101 East Broad Street, Richmond;http://www.elegbafolkloresociety.org/efs_festivals.html

ST. LOUIS KWANZAA
Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Blvd, St. Louis;http://www.mobot.org

SAN DIEGO KWANZAA
World Beat Cultural Center, Balboa Park at 2100 Park Blvd, San Diego;http://www.worldbeatcenter.org

SAN FRANCISCO KWANZAA
Various locations in San Francisco; http://www.kwanzaasanfrancisco.com

SAVANNAH KWANZAA
Savannah State University at 3219 College Street, Savannah; http://www.savstate.edu

SEATTLE KWANZAA
Winterfest celebration held at Seattle Center, Seattle; http://www.seattlecenter.com

WASHINGTON, DC KWANZAA
Anacostia Museum and Center for African American History and Culture; Washington DC; http://www.si.edu

WINSTON-SALEM KWANZAA
Delta Arts Center, Urban League, Arts Council Theatre and various churches; http://www.triadculturalarts.org

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