Kwanzaa Celebration

Freeberg Hospitality Management Building

3000 Mission College Blvd.
Mission College, CA 95054

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Grammy nominated ensemble The Cultural Heritage Choir will highlight Mission College’s annual Kwanzaa celebration on Wednesday, December 6 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Freeberg Hospitality Managemeng Building on the Santa Clara campus.

The group’s first collaboration with Taj Mahal and Eric Bibb, “Shakin’ a Tailfeather,” was nominated for a Grammy in 1997, while their second collaboration, “Hippity Hop” was awarded a Parents Choice Award in 200.

Students from Mission College’s Humantities 18 class, led by Dr. David Piper, will also make a presenation.

This will be the 51st celebration of Kwanzaa in the United States. As many as 18 million people celebrate Kwanzaa world wide. 

Kwanzaa at Mission college was initiated/started by Ms. Yolanda Coleman, Ms. Priscilla Jones, Dr. Deborah LeFalle and Mr. Donnelle McGee, a group of Mission College professionals interested in preserving African/African American Heritage in academia. 

Kwanzaa is a yearly African agricultural celebration from December 26 through January 1. There are seven principles of Kwanzaa-- Umoja (unity), Kujichagulia (self-determination), Ujima (collective work and responsibility), Ujamaa (cooperative economics), Nia (purpose), Kuumba (creativity) and Imani (faith).

Wednesday, 06 December, 2017


David Piper