ALBION, Mich. — Albion College celebrates Kwanzaa with Black Student Alliance (BSA), Sunday, November 17, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the Kellogg Center. This year’s celebration is entitled “Chosen Generation”, for the youth of Albion, both on and off campus.
Sonic Boom, Albion College's hip-hop dance team, will perform at the event. Proceeds from ticket sales will go to BSA's participation in Adopt-A-Family.
Kwanzaa is an African-American celebration of cultural reaffirmation, established nearly 50 years ago. Kwanzaa, which means "first fruits of the harvest" in Swahili, is a spiritual, festive and joyous celebration of the oneness and goodness of life, which claims no ties to any religion. It’s celebrated for seven days, and has seven guiding principles, Umoja (unity), Kujichagulia (self-determination), Ujima (collective work and responsibility), Ujamaa (cooperative economics) , Nia (purpose(, Kuumba (creativity), and last but not least Imani (faith).