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All Invited to Kwanzaa Celebration, December 8

Posted on 12/3/2012 2:34:44 AM

Kwanzaa is an annual African American celebration of culture, family, friends, and community. Everyone is invited to a free Kwanzaa celebration, sponsored by the African American Cultural Center, on Saturday, December 8, 2012, at 5:00 p.m. in the HUB Ohio Room.

Besides the traditonal Kwanzaa ceremony, the program will feature IUP Voices of Joy Gospel, African Dance Ensemble, and guest performer Tobey Foyeh and Orchestra Africa of Nigeria.

Dr. Ferrera Trent is the invited guest speaker. Trent, Oprah Winfrey's "all-time guest," is the founder of Tinogona (Shona for "it is achievable"), which builds and repairs schools in rural Zimbabwe.

The event will also feature the traditional Kwanzaa Feast. In keeping with the spirit of Kwanzaa, guests are requested to bring a cover dish to share and a non-perishable food item for the Ujamaa Food Drive.

Themed "A Little Bit of History, a Little Bit of Culture," the program promises to be a relaxing and entertaining way to end the semester prior to final exams.

A special Kwanzaa craft workshop will be held on Thursday, December 6, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the HUB Susquehanna Room. Come make a special and unique gift, just in time for the holiday season. Cost is $5 per person.

All are welcome to both of these events! To RSVP or for further information, please call the AACC at 724-357-2455.