Conversation on Community
Richard Longworth, senior fellow of The Chicago Council on Global Affairs and an expert on globalization's impact on the Midwest, spoke with WMUK in Kalamazoo leading up to his participation on the September 11 "Albion Tomorrow" panel discussion.
BSA Hosts Kwanzaa Dinner Nov. 20
Albion College celebrates Kwanzaa with Black Student Alliance (BSA), this Sunday November 20, at 4 p.m. in the Kellogg Center. African and African cuisine and entertainment will be featured along with a Kwanzaa ceremony.
Kwanzaa is an African-American celebration of cultural reaffirmation, established more than 40 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-determiniation), Ujima (collective work and responsibility), Ujamaa (cooperative economics) , Nia (purpose(, Kuumba (creativitiy), and last but not least Imani (fath).