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Day 4: 11th Annual Kwanzaa Celebration | SF

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Thursday, December 29, 2016 - All Day | Cost: FREE
Western Addition Senior Center | 1390 Turk St, San Francisco, CA 94115



San Francisco’s 11th Annual Kwanzaa Celebration

The Village Project presents San Francisco’s 11th Annual Kwanzaa Celebration, with seven days of community events striving to unite and strengthen the family, community and nation, by highlighting each of the seven principles of Kwanzaa (the Nguzo Saba).

2016 San Francisco Kwanzaa Celebration
December 26, 2016 through January 1, 2017
All Over San Francisco
FREE

There will be 15 free celebrations in 7 different neighborhoods with exciting and enriching cultural programs, intended to both entertain and engage the entire family.

A spiritual ceremony – pouring of libations and honoring of ancestors will start each program and will be followed by a feast, live entertainment and the lighting of one of the seven candles of the Kinara.

2016 Schedule

Monday, Dec. 26th: Umoja (unity): To strive for and maintain unity in the family, community, nation and race.

  • 12 Noon: Museum of the African Diaspora (free museum admission), 665 Mission Street at 3rd
    Alabama Mike performing and an exploration of the history of Bay Area blues.
  • 7 pm: African American Arts & Culture Complex, 762 Fulton Street at Webster
    The West Coast Blues Society is the headliner, with more blues. Striving to help heal family, community and nation, each of the seven principles of Kwanzaa (the Nguzo Saba) will be highlighted.

Tuesday, Dec. 27th: Kujichagulia (self-determination): To define ourselves, name ourselves, create for ourselves and speak for ourselves.

  • 12 Noon: City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton Goodlett Way, Rotunda
  • 2 pm: Hamilton Rec Center/MoMagic, 1900 Geary @ Steiner
  • 6 pm: Bayview Y. 1601 Lane @ Revere

Wednesday, Dec. 28th: Ujima (collective work and responsibility): To build and maintain our community together and make our brother’s and sister’s problems our problems and solve them together.

  • 1 pm: Western Addition Senior Center/Western Addition Family Resource Center, 1390 Turk @ Fillmore
  • 4:30 pm: MI Family Resource Center/IT Bookman, 446 Randolph @ Arch

Thursday Dec 29th: Ujamaa (cooperative economics): To build and maintain our own stores, shops and other businesses and to profit from them together.

  • 1 pm: Western Addition Senior Center/Western Addition Family Resource Center, 1390 Turk @ Fillmore
  • 4:30: OMI Family Resource Center/IT Bookman, 446 Randolph @ Arch

Friday, Dec. 30th: Nia (purpose): To make our collective vocation the building and developing of our community in order to restore our people to their traditional greatness.

  • 1 pm: Boys & Girls Club, 380 Fulton @ Gough
  • 4 pm: Glide Memorial, 330 Ellis

Saturday, Dec. 31st: Kuumba (creativity): To do always as much as we can, in the way we can, in order to leave our community more beautiful and beneficial than we inherited it.

  • 1 pm: Success Center, SF, Jazz Heritage Center, 1330 Fillmore
  • 4 pm: Bay View Opera – Ruth Williams Memorial Theater, 4705 Third Street

Sunday, Jan. 1st: Imani (faith): To believe with all our heart in our people, our parents, our teachers, our leaders and the righteousness and victory of our struggle.

  • 1 pm: Third Baptist Church, 1399 McAllister @ Pierce

Links: Event details

Cost: FREE

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