Kwanzaa Events In The Triad

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Kwanzaa time is here! Check out the events happening in the Triad.

Greensboro:

The Greensboro Kwanzaa Collective is having events each day during Kwanzaa week. For more info, visit its website.

  • Dec. 26-27, 5-8:00 p.m., at Bethel AME Church - 200 Regan Street.
  • Dec. 28, 5-8:00 p.m., at International Civil Rights Center & Museum - 134 S. Elm Street.
  • Dec. 29, 5-8:00 p.m. at Bethel AME Church - 200 Regan Street.
  • Dec. 30, 5-8:00 p.m. at Bethel AME Church - 200 Regan Street.
  • Dec. 31, 3-6:00 p.m., at Bethel AME Church - 200 Regan Street.
  • Jan. 1, 5-8:00 p.m., at Bethel AME Church - 200 Regan Street.

Winston-Salem:

Thursday, December 26 - Umoja (Unity)

  • 6:00 pm-The Urban League, 201 West 5th Street
  • Affirmation:  Living In Harmony With Those Inside and Outside My Circle
  • Speaker: Judge Denise Hartsfield
  • Honorees:  Dr. Amber Baker and Ernie Pitt
  • Sponsor: Winston-Salem Urban League   Contact: 336-725-5614  

Friday, December 27 - Kujichagulia (Self Determination)

  • 6:00 pm  -  Delta Arts Center, 2611 New Walkertown Rd
  • Affirmation: Doing All That Is Set Before Me
  • Speaker: Mercedes L. Miller, Empowerment Specialist and Author
  • Honoree: Leo Rucker
  • An excerpt from the acclaimed film, "The Black Candle,"  will be shown.  This film is narrated by Dr. Maya Angelou. Gain a better understanding the meaning of Kwanzaa!

Saturday, December 28  - Ujima (Collective Works and Responsibility)

  • 4:00 pm  -  Emmanuel Baptist Church, Shalimar Drive
  • Affirmation: Never Leaving My Brother or Sister Unaided
  • Speaker: Nathan Ross Freeman, Co-Founder and Artistic Director of Authoring Action
  • Honoree: Triad Village Players
  • Sponsor: Emmanuel Baptist Church
  • Contact: 336-788-7023

Sunday, December 29 - Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics)

  • 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm  -  Carl Russell Recreation Center, 3521 Carver Road
  • Affirmation: Using My Talents in Cooperation with The Talents of Others So Together We May Prosper
  • Speaker: Dr. Felecia Piggott-Long, Educator and Author
  • Honoree: Richard Williams and Steve Nivens, Jr.
  •  Learn about area African American businesses at the Black Business Showcase!

Monday, December 30  - Nia (Purpose)

  • 6:00 pm  -  Grace Presbyterian Church, 3901 Carver School Road
  • Affirmation: Finding My Path and Purpose Through Prayer, Meditation and Spiritual Readings
  • Speaker: Ryan C. Wilson, Civil Rights Attorney - US Justice Department
  • Honoree: Renee Andrews
  • Come and learn African dance and drumming will be performed by the Otesha Creative Arts Ensemble.

Tuesday, December 31 -  Kuumba (Creativity)

  • 1:00 pm  -  Arts Council Theatre, 610 Coliseum Drive, Winston-Salem
  • Affirmation: Freeing Myself to Experience New Ideas, New Viewpoints, New Philosophies, New Understandings
  • Speaker: Dr. Carlton Eversley, Pastor of Dellabrook Presbyterian Church
  • Honorees: Patrice Toney and Luellen Curry

Wednesday, January 1 -  Imani (Faith)

  • 4:00 pm  -  Alpha and Omega Church of Faith, 1445 N Gray Ave, Winston-Salem
  • Affirmation: Sweeping Away Fear of the Unknown, Past Regrets, Concerns for the Future
  • and Meeting Each Day with Active Faith
  • Speaker:  Nigel Alston, Motivational Speaker and Columnist
  • Honoree: Denise Adams

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