2021

Kwanzaa Events

PRE- KWANZAA EVENTS

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2021

THE HARAMBEE DIVISION 369 PRESENTS THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNIA–ACL RC 2020 PRE-KWANZAA PROGRAM: ‘NGUZO SABA 7 PRINCIPLES IN ACTION IN AFRICA AND ABROAD. 

The program will feature 1st Asst. President-General Senghor Jawara Baye UNIA-ACL RC 2020, Mama Tendai Paula Johnson, Kathy English Holt, children’s book author James Wilson Jr., Heru Ofori Atta of the 25th Dynasty Group, and UNIA-ACL RC 2021 President-General Akili Malik Nkrumah. The event will be streamed live at www.facebook.com/uniadivision330

For info, call 301.802.4022. Time: from 7:00pm-9:30pm (EST).


SUNDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2021

JOIN US IN A PRE-KWANZAA — WINTER SOLSTICE — HOLY DAYS CELEBRATION.

FAMILY FRIENDLY, OUTSIDE–DRUMMERS, VENDORS, FULL MOON FIRE CIRCLE–HEATED TENT, HOT CIDER, SIP, AND SHOP. GUEST SPEAKER: THE ANOINTED AHKAN HIGH PRIEST REVEREND LUMUMBA. LOCATED AT 5137 ASTOR PL. SE DC 20019. SPONSORED BY ECHOELAW: 202.560.6394 OR 281.905.8556 TIME: FROM 2:00PM-5:00PM (EST).


KWANZAA EVENTS

UMOJA (UNITY) SUNDAY, DEC. 26TH

THE ANNUAL UMOJA CANDLE-LIGHTING CEREMONY AND UMOJA CELEBRATION BY LCPAN.

Join LCPAN and the Kwanzaa Planning Committee in celebration of Umoja

Night–‘Global African Celebrations: Ancient to the Future’. Now more than ever we

must continue to live by the guiding principle of the Nguzo Saba. Join us via Zoom as

we celebrate the first night of Kwanzaa. Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82768679781?pwd=VXZvYzNtekI5Rzdna3ZvWi9tbkx6UT09. Passcode: 209402. Call 202.529.3635 for more information. Starts at 7:00pm (EST).


KUJICHAGULIA (SELF-DETERMINATION) MONDAY, DEC 27TH

THE KUJICHAGULIA NIGHT CANDLE-LIGHTING CELEBRATION & PROGRAM BY THE AUSAR AUSET SOCIETY. 

The Kujichagulia Night theme: ‘Traveling Through Black Excellence in Time, Witnessing the Self-Determination of Our Ancestors!’. Visual spoken word artist performances, traditional Kwanzaa songs, and more. Join us via Zoom. Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82768679781?pwd=VXZvYzNtekI5Rzdna3ZvWi9tbkx6UT09. Passcode: 209402. Contact Ausar Auset at 202.630.2507 for more information. Time: from 7:00pm-9:00pm (EST).


UJIMA (COLLECTIVE WORK AND RESPONSIBILITY) TUESDAY, DEC 28th

The Ujima Joint Virtual Kwanzaa Event & Candle-Lighting Service presented by House of Ra, Obi, Amenika, and AfiSoul. 

Tune In and Enjoy artists featuring Hip-Hop, R&B, GoGo, Neo-Soul, Spoken Word, Dance and so much more! Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82768679781?pwd=VXZvYzNtekI5Rzdna3ZvWi9tbkx6UT09. Passcode: 209402. Contact 424.533.2868 or ujimajoint@gmail.com for more info. 

Time: 7:00pm until! (EST)/4:00 pm (PST).


UJAMAA (COOPERATIVE ECONOMICS) WEDNESDAY, DEC. 29TH

THE UJAMAA NIGHT KWANZAA CANDLE-LIGHTING CELEBRATION AND PROGRAM BY APPEAL.

WITH PERFORMANCES BY KUUMBA KIDS AND FARAFINA KAN. ZOOM MEETING https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82768679781?pwd=VXZvYzNtekI5Rzdna3ZvWi9tbkx6UT09. PASSCODE: 209402. FOR MORE INFO, CALL 1-800-711-7851 OR VISIT APPEALINC.ORG/EVENTS. TIME: FROM 7:00PM-9:30PM (EST).


NIA (PURPOSE) THURSDAY, DEC. 30TH

A Nia Night Celebration by UNIA-ACL RC 2020. 

We will celebrate Kwanzaa Nia with a virtual event featuring a Kwanzaa candle-lighting ceremony, spoken word, and other entertainment, and the presentation of the Marcus Mosiah Garvey Outstanding Community Service Awards 2021. The event will be streamed live at www.facebook.com/uniadivision330. Starts at 2:30 pm (EST).


THE ANNUAL KWANZAA NIA CELEBRATION BY THE OFFICIAL UNIA-ACL WOODSON

BANNEKER JACKSON-BEY DIVISION 330. 

We will Featuring libations, the candle-lighting ceremony, performances, African drumming and dancing, national and international Division Check-Ins, and a ceremony to honor Marcus Mosiah Garvey Outstanding Community Service Awardees past and present. Admission is Free. Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82768679781?pwd=VXZvYzNtekI5Rzdna3ZvWi9tbkx6UT09. Passcode: 209402. For more info, call 202.780.8443 or 202.529.3935 and visit our website at www.unia-acl330.org. Starts at 6:00pm (EST).


KUUMBA (CREATIVITY) FRIDAY, DEC 31st

Enjoy a quiet night and feast at home with your family.


IMANI (FAITH) SATURDAY, JAN. 1st

THE ANNUAL ‘FREE THE LAND’ KWANZAA 3.1 – 5 MILE FUN RUN/WALK/BIKE AT LAKE ARTEMISIA PARK. 

Located at Berwyn Rd. and 55th Ave., Greenbelt, MD. Make a healthy new start for the New Year! Bring the whole family! For more info, contact Baba Prince Kolani at 202.520.4669 or prince.kolani@yahoo.com. Starts at 12 noon (EST).

THE 52ND ANNUAL KWANZAA CHILDREN’S PARTY–CHILDREN AGES 3-12. SPONSORED BY THE KWANZAA CHILDREN’S PARTY COMMITTEE/H STREET CDC/AFRICAN FREEDOM FUND & DC KWANZAA PLANNING COMMITTEE/BLACK SEEDS. 

Featuring FaraFina Kan, Kuumba Kids, Brother Bomani, and Taritibu. Activities will include 

Libation, Candle-Lighting, Storytelling, Youth Entrepreneurs, Spoken Word, and Words of Wisdom 

from Elders. Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82768679781?pwd=VXZvYzNtekI5Rzdna3ZvWi9tbkx6UT09. Passcode: 209402. For more information, please call 202.390.3164 or 240.832.7203. Time: from 12 noon-2:00pm (EST).

COMMUNITY KWANZAA IMANI CELEBRATION AND AFRIKAN CONSCIOUSNESS AWARD

PRESENTATION, CO-SPONSORED BY THE DC PANAFRIKAN COUNCIL OF ELDERS. 

We will be honoring outstanding members of the next generation of leaders carrying the torch of freedom in this century. Ancestral Altar by ADACI. Performances by the Malcolm X Drummers & Dancers, Free Benjamin, and Ka’Ba Soulsinger, and presentation of this year’s Afrikan Consciousness Award to our distinguished Afrikan Elder and Renowned Scholar Dr. Nubia Kai. Let’s close out this year’s Kwanzaa celebration together on a positive, upbeat note. Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82768679781?pwd=VXZvYzNtekI5Rzdna3ZvWi9tbkx6UT09. Passcode: 209402. For more information, please call 240.832.7203 or 202.529.3635. Starts at 6:00pm (EST).

All events listed are FREE and Family Friendly