LANCASTER – The 3rd annual community Kwanzaa celebration and potluck will take place from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 27 at the Center for Spiritual Living, located at 1030 West Avenue L-8 in Lancaster.
The event is free and open to the community; however, attendees are asked to bring a covered dish for the potluck (no pork).
Kwanzaa is a celebration honoring African-American culture and heritage, observed from Dec. 26 to Jan. 1 each year.
During the weeklong celebration, each of the seven days is dedicated to a principle of African heritage.
The Seven Principles (Nguzo Saba) of Kwanzaa are:
- Umoja (Unity
- Kujichagulia (Self-Determination)
- Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility)
- Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics)
- Nia (Purpose)
- Kuumba (Creativity)
- Imani (Faith)
Tuesday’s local Kwanzaa event celebrates Kujichagulia (Self-Determination). Attendees are asked to RSVP by calling Nanette Atuahene-Barrie at 510-978-5270; Willie Jenkins at 661-874-5001; or Laneay London 661-435-2351