44th Anniversayr Kwanzaa Celebration with Dr. Maulana Karenga

44th Anniversary Kwanzaa Celebration in Brooklyn with its Creator Dr. Maulana Karenga

On Monday, the principle of Kujichagalia (Self-Determination) December 27, 2010 from 5:30 to 9:30pm the New York Chapter of the National Association of Kawaida Organizations (NAKO) will present a 44th Kwanzaa anniversary celebration.

The Creator of Kwanzaa, Dr. Maulana Karenga, will address this year’s theme – Kwanzaa and the Nguzo Saba: An Ethics of Sharing Good in the World.

Dr. Karenga is Professor of Africana Studies at California State University, at Long Beach. He  is also chair of the Organization Us and the National Association of Kawaida Organizations. He has been an activist scholar since the 60s especially in such educational and social movements as Black Studies, Black Power, Black Arts, independent schools, Afrocentricity, ancient Egyptian Studies, Ifa ethical studies, the Million Person Marches and Reparations. He is the author of numerous books, some including Kwanzaa: A Celebration of Family, Community and Culture; Kawaida and Questions of Life and Struggle,and; Introduction to Black Studies as well as numerous articles. He has earned two Ph.D.s, one in social ethics (University of Southern California, and the other in political science (U.S.International University).

Cultural entertainment will be provided by the Universal African Dance and Drum Ensemble as well as vocalists Camille Yarbrough and Zahmu.

This event will take place at Boys & Girls High School, 1700 Fulton Street (between Utica and Schnectady Aves.) in Brooklyn, New York, 11216.   

There is a $10.00 admission for adults and $7.00 for children and senior citizens.

For further information call (718) 789-3264 or email nakoinfogroup@yahoo.com, vendors should call (718) 479-4186

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