The George Washington Carver Museum will host a Kwanzaa celebration on Friday, December 29, from 6:30 pm- 8:00 pm at 1165 Angelina Street. Elizabeth Kahura, proprietor of the African Safari Program, will conduct the celebration that focuses on the principle of Ujamaa, “cooperative economics,” which is recognized on the fourth day of Kwanzaa.
Kwanzaa, a seven-day holiday, reaffirms community-focused significant values to African cultures. These values can also contribute to the restoration of people in the African Diaspora. Each day features a different principle that promotes community growth and well-being.
As founder Dr. Maulana Karenga notes,the fourth principal emphasizes “cooperative economics and encourages the building and maintaining of our own stores, shops and businesses, and to profit from them together.”
This Kwanzaa celebration is free, and open to the public. To RSVP, please call 512-974-4926.
The George Washington Carver Museum, Cultural and Genealogy Center is dedicated to the collection, preservation and exhibition of historical and cultural material reflecting all dimensions of experiences of persons of African decent living in Austin and the United States. The Museum is also a key source of information on the history and celebration of Juneteenth. For more information, please visit www.austintexas.gov/carvermuseum and connect on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @CarverMuseumATX, or give their front desk a call to schedule a tour at 512-974-4926.