Stockton - San Joaquin County Public Library to host California Central Valley Kwanzaa Celebration
The California Central Valley Kwanzaa celebration will be held starting at 1 p.m. Dec. 26, 2013, at the Margaret K. Troke Branch Library, 502 W. Benjamin Holt Drive, Stockton, CA.
Co-Sponsored by UC Yoga, Health and Wellness, California Black Agriculture Working Group and the Friends of the Stockton San Joaquin Public Library, the goal of our celebration is offer an education opportunity to the broader community and highlight the Pan African significance of our “California Grown” holiday, Kwanzaa.
Our Kwanzaa children's workshops are designed to help elementary and middle school-aged children understand the principles and symbols of the holiday.
Workshop times are 1:15 p.m. and 2:15 p.m.; registration for each is 15 minutes before they begin. Parents and/or guardians are welcome to participate.
Additionally, from 5-7 p.m., there will be a traditional Umoja Celebration. Umoja, (unity) to strive for and maintain unity in the family, community, nation and race, is the central principle of the first day of Kwanzaa.
“Kwanzaa continues to grow globally, it is wonderful opportunity to educate our regional community and stay connected in the spirit of Umoja”, said Khubaka, Michael Harris, Chair of the California Black Agriculture Working Group. “We are delighted to be invited by the Stockton-San Joaquin Public Library to serve as a focal point for many to learn about and indeed, celebrate Kwanzaa.”