Community Alert: Save The Dates for Kwanzaa, 2017

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Kwanzaa, 2017

Celebrating the “Nguzo Saba”

(The Seven Principles)




UMOJA (unity):  To strive for and maintain unity in the family, community, nation and race.

Tuesday, Dec. 26th: 12 Noon, City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton Goodlett Way, Rotunda;  2 PM, Museum of African Diaspora, 685 Mission Street @ 3rd; 7 PM, African American Arts & Culture Complex, 762 Fulton Street @ Webster

KUJICHAGULIA (self-determination):To define ourselves, name ourselves, create for ourselves and speak for ourselves.

Wednesday, Dec. 27th:  2 PM, Hamilton Rec Center/MoMagic,

1900 Geary @ Steiner; 6 PM, Bayview YMCA, 1601 Lane @ Revere

UJIMA (collective work and responsibility):  To build and maintain our community together and make our brother’s and sister’s problems our problems and solve them together.

Thursday, Dec. 28th: 1 PM, Western Addition Senior Center/Western Addition Family Resource Center, 1390 Turk @ Fillmore; 4:00 PM, Glide Memorial Church, 330 Ellis

UJAMAA (cooperative economics): To build and maintain our own stores, shops and other businesses and to profit from them together.

Friday, Dec 29th:  4 PM,  OMI Family Resource Center/Minnie & Lovie Rec Center, 650 Capitol @ Montana; 6 PM, Success Center/Citizen Film, @ WestBay Conference Center, 1290 Fillmore @ Eddy

NIA (purpose):  To make our collective vocation the building and developing of our community in order to restore our people to their traditional greatness.

Saturday, Dec. 30th: 1:00 PM, Boys & Girls Club, 380 Fulton @ Gough ; 6:00 PM, Booker T. Washington Community Center, 800 Presidio @ Sutter

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.

Sunday, Dec. 31st:  1:00 PM, San Francisco Main Library, Koret Theater, 100 Larkin Street; 4:00 PM, Third Baptist Church, 1366 McAllister @ Pierce

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.

Monday, Jan. 1st:  1:00 PM, Potrero Hill Family Resource Center/Rec Center, 801 Arkansas; 6:00 pm, St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church, 2097 Turk @ Lyons

The Village Project, 2097 Turk St, San Francisco, CA 94115