Tuesday, December 24, 2013

8th Annual Kwanzaa returns

The Village Project and the Bayview YMCA are leading the local Kwanzaa celebration again this year.

The 8th annual San Francisco Kwanzaa celebration kicked off at City Hall on Dec. 26th at an event including a celebration of life for Bayview hero Linda Brooks-Burton. YMCA of San Francisco District Vice President Gina Fromer will contributed a special presentation at the Westbay Community Center.

Kwanzaa is a seven day celebration that highlights seven principles.  This year's Kwanzaa events included Yeni Lasero (pictured left) at the Bayview YMCA on December 27th, and IMANI (faith) on Tuesday January 1st at 2pm at the Bayview Opera House.

Ceremonies were led by Brotha' Clint, Kwanza Morton and Malik Seneferu. Each event included a candle lighting and pouring of libation ceremony, live entertainment, and a feast.

For more information, visit Kwanzaa San Francisco online, or call 415.424.2980.

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