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Kwanzaa Celebration

The Kwanzaa celebration, coordinated annually by Makuu, invites the University and West Philadelphia communities to experience the rich cultural heritage of the African Diaspora. Centered on the Ngzo Saba (Seven Principles), Kwanzaa calls for the community to recommit to a spirit of collaboration, self-determination, and purpose. The celebratory feast (held a few weeks before the actual Kwanzaa holiday season, due to the academic calendar) brings together diverse scores of students, student groups, faculty, alumni, administrators, and community guests, to learn about the traditional values that Kwanzaa is built upon, and celebrate achievement – past, present, and future.