If You Need Something To Do Today

Kwanzaa is a celebration growing out of the cultural tradition, experience, and values of African Americans.  According to Dr. Maulana Karenga, the holiday’s creator, the celebration is a reaffirmation of integrity, beauty, and meaning which come from and to the human family through African and African American thought and practice. 

If you’re interested in seeing and learning more about Kwanzaa or if you’re looking for something to do today, stop by WVON’s pre-Kwanzaa celebration.  Here is all the information you need:

WVON Pre-Kwanzaa Celebration
UIC Forum
725 W. Roosevelt
Saturday, December 11 at 10am
FREE Admission

Schedule of Events

10:00am – 11:00am
Betty Shabazz International Charter School Kwanzaa Kick-Off Concert choir

11:00am – 11:45pm
Drumming Interactive Performance

11:00am – 3:30pm
Children’s Pavilion (Storytellers, Instruction on Kwanzaa principals, face painting, and African dance lessons)

12:00pm – 3:30pm
Literary Pavilion

12:00pm – 1:00pm
Panel – “MIS Educating the Negro” – Moderated by Cliff Kelley (Panelist include Pam Lawrence, CEO of Meca Elementary, and Dr Carol Lee (co-founder of Institute of Positive Education)

1:00pm – 2:00pm
Natural Haircare Workshop

1:00pm – 2:00pm
Speaker – Dr Julia Hare “Black Women: Together We Stand”

2:00pm – 2:30pm
Kwanzaa Awards

2:30pm – 3:30pm
Keynote Address – Dr. Julieanne Malveaux

3:30pm – 4:30pm
Panel – “Black Men in the Age of Obama” – Moderated by Matt McGill (Panelist includes WVON personality Lenny McAllister, Attorney Ted London, and community activist Toussaint Loiser)


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