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Aurora - You are invited to celebrate Kwanzaa (family, community, and culture). This FREE community event will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 26, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., at Prisco Community Center, 150 W. Illinois Ave. Aurora IL.

This year's KWANZAA celebration will feature Ayodele Drum & Dance, Simply Destinee Dance Troupe, Theatrical reenactment of Harriet Tubman underground railroad, and reflections on the seven principles of Kwanzaa, as told by Oba King "The Poetic Storyteller". This year’s celebration will be hosted by Mr. Earl Wallace.

Theme - “Unity” 

For more information, call Ricky Rodgers at 630-606-1910. 

More on Kwanzaa

Established in 1966, Kwanzaa is a secular holiday that honors African heritage in African-American culture and celebrates family, community and traditional values. Kwanzaa is observed from Dec. 26 to Jan. 1. 

During the week-long celebration, each day is dedicated to one of seven core principles:    umoja (unity), kujichagulia (self-determination), ujima (collective work and responsibility), ujamaa (cooperative economics), nia (purpose), kuumba (creativity) and imani (faith).

Kwanzaa derives from the Swahili phrase “matunda ya kwanza,” which means “first fruits of the harvest.”

Read more about the history and meaning of Kwanzaa here.


     Rites of Passage / Field-Trip                           - 


       Rites of Passage / Show Me The Money        -  


       Kwanzaa Kwanzaa Celebration                  - 
      
            Rites of Passage / Maat Scale Values             -     

 
        Rites of Passage / Gender Roles                     - 


         Rites of Passage / What is Hip Hop               -
  

       Rites of Passage / Field-Trip                           -



       ROP / Spoken Words, Freedom of Speech    -


       Rites of Passage / I Can't Breath                    -


       ROP / College Field Trip                                -


      Rites of Passage / Open Forum                      -


      Rites of Passage / Graduation Ceremony     -


       Juneteenth / Unity Celebration                      -


       Job Readiness Training / Ages: 14-25            -



            Back To School Fair / Free Supplies*            -     
 



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