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Kwanzaa celebration is Dec. 6 in De Pere

UW-Green Bay’s American Intercultural Center and Black Student Union are again assisting with plans for the Annual Community Kwanzaa Celebration, scheduled this year for 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6. Co-hosted by St. Norbert College and NWTC, the event takes place on the SNC campus in De Pere at the Michels Commons Ballroom, 409 Third St. The free event will include music, food and cultural education. All are welcome to attend. This year’s theme, Kujichagulia, or self-determination, encourages participants to “define ourselves, name ourselves, create ourselves, and speak for ourselves.” Africana Studies Prof. Maulana Karenga created the seven-day celebration to embrace African heritage and a strong sense of cultural values.

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Bus transportation available: There will be a bus leaving UW-Green Bay at 2 p.m. on Dec. 6 for those desiring transportation to the Kwanzaa celebration in De Pere. Please sign up in the AIC to reserve your seat. If you have any questions about the event, please contact Justin Mallett at (920) 465-2720.

Reminder: Kwanzaa celebration is Saturday


Here’s one last reminder that UW-Green Bay, in partnership with St. Norbert College and Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, will host the Community Kwanzaa Celebration from 3-5 p.m. Saturday (Dec. 7) in the Phoenix Room of the University Union. The event, which is free and open to the public, will include music, ceremony, dancing, food and more. Come early for a free African jewelry-making workshop, which will be held at 2 p.m. in the Union’s 1965 Room. Full details.

More details on campus/community Kwanzaa event, Dec. 7

Campus and community alike are invited to celebrate Kwanzaa Saturday, Dec. 7, when UW-Green Bay, St. Norbert College and Northeast Wisconsin Technical College host a celebration event from 3-5 p.m. in the University Union’s Phoenix Room. Attendees can enjoy music, dancing and food while learning about the holiday’s origins, rites and symbols. UW-Green Bay Assistant Prof. Tohoro Francis Akakpo, Social Work, will deliver the event’s keynote address, while student Tresavoya Blake will serve as co-emcee with Akeem Edmonds of St. Norbert College. The Nia, Inc. Dance Group, founded by Juliet Cole of the Institute for Learning Partnership, will perform with a group of students from Green Bay’s Keller Elementary School. Light snacks and refreshments will be served after the program. Attendees are invited to come early for a free African jewelry-making workshop, which begins at 2 p.m. in the 1965 Room. Read more.
 

UW-Green Bay, St. Norbert, NWTC to host Community Kwanzaa Celebration Dec. 7

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, together with St. Norbert College and Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, will host a Community Kwanzaa Celebration from 3-5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, in the Phoenix Room of the University Union at UW-Green Bay, 2420 Nicolet Drive.

Kwanzaa is an African-American celebration based on the tradition of the African harvest festival, which emphasizes community and cultural pride. Attendees can enjoy music, dancing and food while learning about the holiday’s origins, rites and symbols. The event is free and open to the public.

UW-Green Bay sophomore Tresavoya Blake and St. Norbert junior Akeem Edmonds will serve as emcees for the event, which will feature a performance from the Nia, Inc. Dance Group along with schoolchildren from Green Bay’s Keller Elementary School. UW-Green Bay Assistant Prof. Tohoro Francis Akakpo, Social Work, will serve as keynote speaker for the celebration, which also will include performance of the Kwanzaa Libation Ceremony and a Kinara Lighting Ceremony. Guests will enjoy music including “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” also known as the Black National Anthem, as well as selections from the Divine Temple Sunshine Choir. Light snacks and refreshments will be served after the program.

The Kwanzaa Celebration will include informational booths from KenyaHELP (http://kenyahelp.com/) and the Eat Well Program at the Mauthe Center on the UW-Green Bay campus (http://www.mcenter.org/programs/eat-well/). Event vendors will include Globally Sound Fair Trade of Appleton (http://www.globallysound.com) and St. Norbert Discoveries International student organization. Attendees are invited to arrive early for a free African jewelry-making workshop, which begins at 2 p.m. in the 1965 Room of the University Union.

Visit http://bit.ly/TZ7Q7n to view photos from the 2012 Kwanzaa celebration event.

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Save the date: Kwanzaa is Saturday, Dec. 7

UW-Green Bay will be hosting the local higher education community’s celebration of Kwanzaa from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, in the Phoenix Room of the University Union. Kwanzaa is an African-American celebration based on the tradition of the African harvest festival, which emphasizes community and cultural pride. Enjoy music, dancing, food, and learn about this holiday’s origins, rites and symbols. There will be a free African-jewelry-making workshop at 2 p.m. in the 1965 Room. The program is presented in collaboration with Northeast Wisconsin Technical College and St. Norbert College.
 

Press-Gazette coverage of Kwanzaa highlights UW-Green Bay role

Boxing Day isn’t the only holiday being celebrated this Dec. 26, as an article in today’s Green Bay Press-Gazette reminds us. Today also marks the start of Kwanzaa, the African American holiday that focuses on the traditional African values of family, community, responsibility, commerce and self-improvement. As we told you here previously, UW-Green Bay is a co-sponsor of the annual community Kwanzaa celebration, which this year was held Saturday, Dec. 1 at the KI Convention Center. For today’s article, Press-Gazette reporter Charles Davis interviewed Education Prof. Jim Coates about the event. The paper also ran a photo of Chancellor Tom Harden speaking to celebration attendees. You can read the story, and view our full photo gallery from the event, by clicking the links below:

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Slideshow: UW Green Bay joins in Kwanzaa celebration

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, in cooperation with St. Norbert College and Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, joined with the community to celebrate Kwanzaa, a unique African-American celebration, earlier this month. The event at the KI Convention Center on Saturday featured music, food and cultural education. Chancellor Tom Harden was among the local leaders who attended and spoke at the event. Kwanzaa focuses on the traditional African values of family, community, responsibility, commerce and self-improvement. This year’s theme was “Women in Leadership.”

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Photos by Lindsey Przybylski, student photographer, Marketing and University Communication

Covering Kwanzaa: Saturday’s Community Celebration in the news

UW-Green Bay and several University departments were among the sponsors for Saturday’s (Dec. 1) Community Kwanzaa Celebration, held at the KI Convention Center in downtown Green Bay. Chancellor Tom Harden was among the local leaders who attended and spoke at the event, which is co-sponsored by St. Norbert College and NWTC. The Green Bay Press-Gazette ran a couple of photos in Sunday’s (Dec. 2) newspaper (see below), and we’ll have a larger gallery of images to share soon. WLUK, Fox 11, also was there, capturing some of the action. A link to that story is below:
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Annual community Kwanzaa celebration is Dec. 1

A host of UW-Green Bay offices are co-sponsoring the Green Bay community Kwanzaa celebration this Saturday (Dec. 1) at the KI Convention Center in downtown Green Bay. Joined by fellow co-sponsors St. Norbert College and Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, they’ve put together a terrific program of speakers, dancing, good eats and more. The theme for this year’s celebration, which kicks off at 11 a.m., is “Women in Leadership.” Joyce King-McIver, clinical instructor at Marquette University, will give the keynote address. All are welcome; hope to see you there! Read more.

UW-Green Bay among hosts for annual community Kwanzaa celebration Dec. 1

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, in cooperation with St. Norbert College and Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, is inviting campus and community members to a public Kwanzaa celebration from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1 at the KI Convention Center, 333 Main St., Green Bay.

Kwanzaa is a unique African American celebration that focuses on the traditional African values of family, community, responsibility, commerce and self-improvement. It was first celebrated in 1966. This year’s community Kwanzaa celebration will focus on the theme “Women in Leadership.”

The Dec. 1 community celebration will feature entertainment including a break-dancer from the Boys and Girls Club of Green Bay East Side, and a step show performed by UW-Whitewater’s Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (an historically African American sorority). These performances will kick off around 11:15 a.m. following a welcome and introduction at 11.

The Kwanzaa event also will feature a candle-lighting ceremony at 11:30 a.m., which will be followed by keynote speaker Joyce King-McIver at noon. King-McIver is a clinical instructor in Speech Pathology and Audiology at Marquette University in Milwaukee.

The day’s events will conclude with closing words and a time for lunch and fellowship at 12:30 p.m. The Kwanzaa celebration also will include remarks from UW-Green Bay Chancellor Tom Harden, St. Norbert President Thomas Kunkel and NWTC President H. Jeffrey Rafn.

In addition to UW-Green Bay, St. Norbert and NWTC, event sponsors include UW-Green Bay’s American Intercultural Center, Office of Student Life, Black Student Union, Diversity Task Force, Office of the Chancellor, Office of the Provost and Dean of Students Office.

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