Local Kwanzaa celebration set for Tuesday

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:

  1. Umoja (Unity
  2. Kujichagulia (Self-Determination)
  3. Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility)
  4. Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics)
  5. Nia (Purpose)
  6. Kuumba (Creativity)
  7. 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