If you’re still looking for a way to make Kwanzaa a part of your family’s year-end celebration, consider participating in one of our community Kwanzaa events.
Kwanzaa, a celebration that honors African-American culture, is observed from Dec. 26 to Jan 1. Each day focuses on one of seven core principles, called the Nguzo Saba. The scheduled Wichita celebrations are on the first day of Kwanzaa–Umoja or unity- and the second day of Kwanzass– Kujichagulia or Self Determination.
The events are free and family friendly. Bring your children and help them learn more about their African heritage and celebrate this event meant to strengthen Black families and culture.
December 26th: 11th Kwanzaa Celebration
Sponsored by the Council of Elders and the Wichita Branch NAACP at the Madison Avenue Clubhouse, 9th Madison, from 3-6PM. The elders will provide the greens and participants are asked to bring their favorite salad ingredient(s). Zawadi (gifts) will be given to the first 25 children.
December 26th: Community Kwanzaa Celebration
Sponsored by the Wichita Griots: Keepers of the stories, 3PM at The Kansas African American Museum, 601 N. Water. Participants will enjoy seven exciting stories told around the principles of Kwanzaa. This event is free.