The St. Joseph County Public Library and the South Bend Chapter of the Indiana Black Expo, Inc. are partnering to host a festive Kwanzaa Celebration on Wednesday, December 27, 2017. During this ceremony, attendees will explore the holiday’s core principles (Nguzo Saba), honor local elders, and share in the creation of community. Music and light refreshments will be available. This holiday event will take place in the Humphreys Multimedia Room, located in the lower level of the Main Library, 304 S. Main St., South Bend, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.
Kwanzaa is a weeklong celebration, taking place between December 26 and January 1, that concludes with a feast and gift giving. A widely observed holiday in America, it honors the heritage of people displaced during the African Diaspora. Kwanzaa commemorates African history and culture. Each of the seven days of Kwanzaa is dedicated to one of its seven core principles (Nguzo Saba). These principles include Unity, Self-Determination, Collective Work and Responsibility, Cooperative Economics, Purpose, Creativity, and Faith.
Founded in 1970, the Indiana Black Expo, Inc. (IBE) works to advance the economic and social position of African Americans in their respective communities. The IBE has 12 chapters across Indiana, including the local South Bend Chapter.
For more information about this event, please contact Shannon Belcher, Research & Technology Assistant, at 574-282-4646 or firstname.lastname@example.org.