Kwanzaa 2021

Kwanzaa is a seven-day celebration of the Black and African American community and culture that occurs from December 26 through January 1. Kwanzaa will be celebrated November 29 through December 8 at UNC Pembroke while classes are in session. Everyone is welcome to attend the celebration.

Kwanzaa celebrates the Nguzo Saba (seven principles of African Heritage):

  • Umoja (unity)
  • Kujichagulia (self-determination)
  • Ujima (collective work and responsibility)
  • Ujamaa (cooperative economics)
  • Nia (purpose)
  • Kuumba (creativity)
  • Imani (faith)

November 29

  • Umoja: A Conversation about Identity
  • 4 p.m., UC Annex
  • Join us for a panel of students, faculty, and staff to discuss social and cultural barriers that impede unity in the Black and African American community.

November 30

  • Kujichagulia: Visualize Your Success
  • Create a social media post (or use the virtual vision board at which describes where you see yourself (or the things you hope to be doing) in the future.
  • Tag #UNCPKwanzaa, @inclusiveuncp, and @uncp_bsu.

December 1

  • Ujima: A Seat for Everyone
  • 4 p.m., UC Annex
  • A panel of students, faculty, and staff will lead a discussion on the importance of amplifying the voices of young Blacks and African Americans and the intersectionalities of their identities.

December 2

  • Ujamaa: Black Excellence in Business
  • 4 p.m., UC 208
  • A panel of entrepreneurs will discuss how their businesses aid Black, African American, and minoritized communities.

December 6

December 7

  • Kuumba: Paint Your World
  • 4 p.m., UC Annex
  • RSVP required; space is limited.

December 8

  • Imani: Faith and You in 2022
  • What are your hopes for 2022? Create a social media post that reflects on faith and hope for the upcoming year.
  • Tag #UNCPKwanzaa, @inclusiveuncp, and @uncp_bsu.