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Okropong drum and dance group
By The Skanner News
Published: 22 December 2016

50th Anniversary
2016 KWANZAA Festival Of Events

Celebrating Family, Community and Culture

Theme: “Kwanzaa, The Nguzo Saba and Our Constant Striving: Repairing, Renewing and Remaking Our World”

All events are free.


Monday, December 26 • 1:00 pm-4:00 pm
Matt Dishman Community Center, 77 NE Knott St.

Featuring Okropong, professional musicians and dancers from Ghana 
Celebrating 50 Years of Unity in Our Family, Community, Nation and Race
Children’s Activities, Libation, Umoja Candle lighting Ceremony, Poetry, Food, African Marketplace


Tuesday, Dec. 27 • 6-7:30 pm
N. Portland Library, 512 N Killingsworth St.

KUJICHAGULIA - Self Determination
Special Kwanzaa Presentation by PassinArt Theater Company


Wednesday, Dec. 28 • 6-8 pm
Maranatha Church, Multi-Purpose Room
4222 NE 12th Ave (enter on Skidmore St.)

UJIMA - Collective Work and Responsibility
Bring a drum and work together to create 50th Kwanzaa Anniversary rhythms. Children’s activities


Thursday, Dec 29 • 5-7 pm
Billy Webb Elks Lodge, 6 N Tillamook 

UJAMAA Cooperative Economics
Diverse and Empowered Employees of Portland (DEEP)
Candlelighting Ceremony, Dancing, Food


Friday, Dec 30 • 6:30-8:30 pm
Umoja Center, 4941 NE 17th Ave.

NIA Purpose
The REAL Program - Recovery, Empowerment, Achievement in Life


Saturday, Dec 31

Express your KUUMBA with family, friends and community! 


Sunday, Jan 1

Day of Reflection, Renewal, and Recommitment with Family and Friends 


All events are free. For more information, call (503) 288-8429.

Bring a drum and work together to create 50th Kwanzaa Anniversary rhythms. Children’s activities

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