December 11, 2001
Kwanzaa creator to talk at CSUS
The man credited with creating Kwanzaa,
Maulana Karenga, will speak on "Kwanzaa, Peace and Justice
in the World: Cultivating and Harvesting the Good" at
6 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 16 in the University Union Ballroom at
California State University, Sacramento.
Kwanzaa is an African American and Pan African holiday celebrated
throughout the world. Karenga, a professor of black studies
at CSU Long Beach, will discuss the quest for peace and justice
in the world using the Kwanzaa concepts of cultivating, harvesting
and sharing good through the practice the Nguzo Saba or the
Seven Principles. He defines the principles as unity, self-determination,
collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics,
purpose, creativity and faith.
Karenga is chair of the president's task force on multicultural
education and campus diversity at CSU Long Beach. He is the
author of several articles and books including Kwanzaa: A
Celebration of Family, Community and Culture and Introduction
to Black Studies. He also chairs The Organization Us and the
National Association of Kawaida Organizations. He is the executive
director of the African American Cultural Center and the Kawaida
Institute of Pan-African Studies in Los Angeles.
His lecture is sponsored by the Sacramento African Cultural
Center and the Northern California Kwanzaa Planning Committee.
Tickets are $20 general and $15 for students and are available
at The Beat, 1700 J Street.
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