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Kwanzaa Nashville is back!

by PRIDE Newsdesk

Join in this Kwanzaa 2021 to celebrate Kwanzaa in Nashville, In-Person and Virtually. The 2021 Annual Kwanzaa Theme is: “Practicing Kwanzaa and the Seven Principles: Ensuring the Well-Being of the World” For more about the theme and a message from the Founder of Kwanza, Dr. Maulana Karenga, check out the website: https://www.officialkwanzaawebsite.org/

KWANZAA NASHVILLE Week is organized by a group of dedicated and passionate individuals who seek to expose and inspire Black Pride in the city of Nashville through the Celebration of Kwanzaa embodied in the practice and adoption of the Nguzo Saba (Seven-Principles of Kwanzaa). This dynamic group of creatives, entrepreneurs, and community organizers come together in the spirit of Umoja (Unity) and Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility) to curate 7 amazing nights of events filled with experiences that celebrate CommUnity, Family and Black Culture in Nashville. They are led by Maria Hall, Founder & Chair; Joseph Bazelais, Community Engagement; Marquita Holt, Marketing; Jamilla Tyrrell, Community Organizer; Rashad Donaldson, Community Organizer; and NewLee Made, Photography/Visual Historian.

Kwanzaa Nashville kicks off on Sunday, December 26 with an in-person event at the National Museum of African American Music, at 501 Broadway in downtown Nashville. The event begins at 6:00 p.m. and the entry fee is only $25.00.

On Monday, December 27, the annual program by the originators of Nashville’s Kwanzaa celebration, the African American Cultural Alliance, will be held in-person once again at the St. Luke CME Church, beginning at 6:00 p.m. the event is always free and open to the public.

Tuesday, December 28 at 6:00 p.m. brings the Collective Connection virtual event, “Navigating Grief, Trauma and Stress” on the Facebook Live and You Tube Live channels.

Wednesday, December 29 is Ujamaa Kwanzaa Crawl featuring Black-owned businesses throughout the city. You are encouraged to use this time to patronize Black businesses online and in person all day.

Thursday, December 30 attend via Zoom a special “Parenting with a Purpose” program hosted by NIA Montessori School. Advance registration is required, and it begins at 6:00 p.m.

Friday, December 31 features the “Issa Kuumba Vibe,” a virtual event beginning at 6:00 p.m. on the Facebook Live and You Tube Live channels.

Saturday, January 1, 2022, the Nashville Metro Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. want you to join them in person bringing in the New Year at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Magnet High School. “Kwanzaa with the Deltas” starts at 4:00 p.m.

For details and to register for these programs, visit the website:   https://www.kwanzaanashville.com/

To tune in virtually, make sure you ‘Like’ the Kwanzaa Nashville Facebook Page. Simply go to their page at: https://www.facebook.com/KwanzaaNashville365/  Make sure your notifications are set on Facebook for when Kwanzaa Nashville goes LIVE on Facebook. No Facebook? No Problem! You don’t need an account to see their LIVE stream. Simply go to their website under the “KWANZAA Live” tab during the streaming schedule and you will see their live video streaming appear on your screen.

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