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Kwanzaa Celebration in Miami: Black Lives Matter All Year Long


It’s beginning to look a lot like Kwanzaa!!! On December 27th, the Miami-Dade Chapter of the Florida A&M University National Alumni Association and friends will celebrate their 25th year of Kwanzaa via the Mary Williams Woodard Legacy Kwanzaa Celebration. This year’s theme is “Practicing the Culture of Kwanzaa: Living the Seven Principles”

SATURDAY. 12/27/2014 . 4PM
6161 NW 22ND AVENUE, MIAMI, FL 33142
In light of the recent civic unrest in this country due to the travesties in this year alone in Ferguson, MO with the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, the videotaped chokehold death of Eric Garner in New York, the shooting of 12 year-old Tamir Rice in Cleveland, OH and others, practicing the seven principles of Kwanzaa: Unity; Self-Determination; Collective Work & Responsibility; Cooperative Economics; Purpose; Creativity and Faith is essential for the uplift and progress of people of African descent living in the United States of America. 
During the Remembering segment, a special tribute will be made to victims of violence and to Dr. George Ellis; Queen Hall; Terri-Lynn Kelly; Arthur L. "Jake" Simms and Dr. Art Woodard, all members of the Miami-Dade Chapter of the FAMU National Alumni Association who transitioned since last year's Kwanzaa Celebration. 
Providing words of wisdom on living the principles of Kwanzaa and community uplift will be local civic activist and advocate William "DC" Clark and author/actor/model Adrian Jules. Entertainment will be provided by Prince Emmanuel Abiodun Aderele, artist-in-residence of the Osun's Village & African Caribbean Cultural Arts Corridor; the Osundara Dance Theater; the Next Generation Dance Academy and the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center Performing & Visual Arts Academies. Don't miss the Doll-Give-Away by Zoe's Dolls. Zoe mission is to make sure every little brown girl has a brown doll.

Through the generosity of a coalition of community organizations, this is presentation is FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC. Donations of new books and new unwrapped educational toys are appreciated that will be shared with deserving youth in the community. Families are encouraged to attend to enjoy the feast, music and culture. 
If you are an entrepreneur, bring your business card and we will give you a shout out. African drummers; dancers; and spoken word artists are welcome to join us and enhance the festivities. We are “Practicing the Culture of Kwanzaa: Living the Seven Principles”.

Special thanks to the Miami-Dade Chapter of the Florida A&M University National Alumni Association; Dr. Arthur & Mary Woodard Foundation for Education and Culture, the Osun's Village & African Caribbean Cultural Arts Corridor, a project of Community Builders Holistic Development Corporation; and the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center.
Share this widely with your network of family and friends. For more information email Vanessa Byers at or call (786) 294-5013.

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