Kwanzaa officially kicked off on Tuesday, Dec. 26, and you can still join with others to celebrate. Mid-South Kwanzaa, Inc. is hosting events through New Year’s Day. Memphis Kwanzaa International, which historically has sponsored activities, is inactive this season after the passing of its president, Dr. Kaia Naantaanbuu, earlier this year.
Here are remaining Kwanzaa events:
DAY 3: Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility) Thursday, Dec. 28
10 a.m. – Josephine K. Lewis Senior Center, 1188 North Parkway. Sponsored by Mid-South Kwanzaa Inc. 6 p.m. – Exum Towers, 3155 Sharpe. Sponsored by Reuben and Lula Barnes.
DAY 4: Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics) Friday, Dec. 29
10 a.m. – Orange Mound Senior Service Center, 2590 Park Ave. Sponsored by Osupa Moon and Frances Barnes.
7 p.m. – The African Place, 581 N. 3rd St. Sponsored by Kike Lomo.
DAY 5: Nia (Purpose) Saturday, Dec. 30
7 p.m. – Lester Community Center, 317 Tillman. Sponsored by Osupa Williams, Frances Barnes and Tillman-Binghampton CDC.
DAY 6: Kuumba (Creativity) Sunday, Dec. 31
7 p.m. – Java Complex, 1423 Elvis Presley Blvd. Sponsored by Johari Brittenum.
DAY 7: Imani (Faith) Monday, Jan. 1, 2018
3 p.m. – University of Memphis Panhellenic Building, 384 Patterson. Sponsored by Mid-South Kwanzaa, Inc.