18th annual Kwanzaa Celebration
Thursday, December 27, 2012, 3 p.m.
Cary Arts Center
Free & open to the public
Don't miss the 18th Annual Cary Kwanzaa! Cary Kwanzaa is a communal, cultural celebration that honors African-American people and their heritage. This year's theme, Social Change Through Community Involvement, will feature performances by Bradley Simmons, Director of the Duke Djembe Ensemble, Spoken Word artist Robin Mills and Ghanaian drummer Kwabena Osei Appiagyei. Brad Thompson, former Mayor Pro-Tem of Raleigh and State Director for Senator John Edwards, will deliver a keynote address on the importance of community involvement. The event will feature a special tribute to former Cary Town Councilman Jessie Ward, who passed away in 2012.
Cary Kwanzaa will also feature a craft and nonprofit fair, children’s activity and African food.
Kwanzaa is a celebration for all people, focusing on family, friends and the fruits of the earth. During Kwanzaa, people are invited to ponder the Nguzo Saba, seven powerful principles derived from African heritage, as a means of taking stock, celebrating achievements and entering the future refreshed and renewed.
Cary Kwanzaa is co-sponsored by the Ujima Group, Inc. and the Town of Cary Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department.
For more information, please contact:
Page-Walker Arts & History Center