The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture is hosting two Kwanzaa related events, a discussion on December 11th, 2018, for ages 18+, and a celebration on December 29th for everyone.
Both are free events.
Talk About It Tuesday–A Kwanzaa-Inspired Conversation on Cooperative Economics
Tuesday, December 11th, 2018
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Join us as we celebrate the fourth principle of Kwanzaa, Ujamaa, with an evening of networking and conversation around shared work and wealth. Participants will discuss the importance of small business and entrepreneurship within in Charlotte communities and next steps to expand opportunities throughout the city.
Saturday, December 29th, 2018
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Join us for a day of hands-on art, performances & conversations celebrating the principles of Kwanzaa. Create Kwanzaa keepsakes, sample local sweets – shop with some of Charlotte’s businesses of color in our museum store.
Kwanzaa is an African-American and Pan-African holiday celebrated by millions throughout the world African community. It was created to introduce and reinforce seven basic values of African culture which contribute to building and reinforcing family, community and culture among African American people as well as Africans throughout the world African community. These values are called the Nguzo Saba which in Swahili means the Seven Principles.
Developed by Dr. Karenga, the Nguzo Saba stand at the heart of the origin and meaning of Kwanzaa, for it is these values which are not only the building blocks for community but also serve to reinforce and enhance them.