Kwanzaa's 50th Anniversary - Our Inheritance
Monday 26th Dec, 2016 → Sunday 1st Jan, 2017

Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts
450 Masten Ave, Buffalo, NY 14209
Time: 7:00 - 9:00pm
Cost: Free
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This year's theme is "Our Inheritance." All evening scheduled programs will be from *7:00 PM – 9:00 PM* at Buffalo Academy of Visual and Performing Arts (BAVPA) unless otherwise noted.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2016

UMOJA ~ UNITY

**Daytime Program**

Kwanzaa Dedication!!

Black Liberation Flag Raising!! 12:00pm @ Niagara Square

*Evening Program* Opening Ceremony

"Kwanzaa in Buffalo - A Historical Perspective" ~ presented by Kenneth & Sharon Holley

Tribute to the Ancestors & Elders ~ presented by Tradition Keepers Storytellers

Issiatou Afrikan Dance Ensemble of Miss Barbara’s Dance School

Project Access to A-Free-Ka Eye ~ On History Award ~ Honors Ceremony

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2016

KUJICHAGALIA ~ SELF DETERMINATION

*Evening Program*

An Evening of Electrifying Performances presented by African American Cultural Center (AACC)

Daughters of Creative Sound

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Honorable Dr. Maulana Karenga, Founder of Kwanzaa

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2016

UJIMA ~ COLLECTIVE WORK & RESPONSIBILITY

*Evening Program*

50th Anniversary Commemoration of the Black Panther Party

***KEYNOTE PRESENTERS: Kamau Fields & Cariole Horne***

Arts & Cultural Performances 

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2016

UJAMAA ~ COOPERATIVE ECONOMICS

*Evening Program*

Panel Discussion on Cooperative Economics

Keynote Presentation

Art & Culture Performance

FRIDAY DECEMBER 30, 2016

NIA ~ PURPOSE

*Evening Program*

NiaSOUL CONCERT!!!!

Enjoy a night of soul music, food, vendors, and love for one another! Party with a Purpose! Right on!

“A Piano and A Voice" ~ Presented By Drea D’Nur and Toney Rhodes

{Purchase the featured NiaSoul Menu -Jamaican Meh Sweat Jerk Chicken, Island Rice & Beans, Kale Saute, and Baked Macaroni & Cheese ~ Prepared by Kafe InterNational

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2016

KUUMBA ~ CREATIVITY

**Daytime Program**

**Children’s Kwanzaa 11AM - 4 PM**

• Afrikan Cultural Education

• Art Activities

• Storytelling

• Marcus Garvey Math & Science Expo

*Evening Program*

50th Anniversary Karamu Feast

Location: (TBA) 6:00 PM ~ 9:00 PM

Featured Performance by FragranceandJuan Cosmic Energy: Melodic Love Therapy

>>>>>>FREE POTLUCK! Please bring a dish to share with the ComeUnity ... Please respect that dishes should be without red meat, pork or alcohol<<<<<<

FRIDAY, JANUARY 1, 2016

IMANI ~ FAITH 

**Daytime Program**

**Eye on History Presentation:

“Black Woman in Leadership from Antiquity to the Modern Day Era”

Presented by Queen Mother Eva M. Doyle 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM**

@ CAO Alphonso “Rafi” Green Jr. Masten Resource Center ~ 1423 Fillmore Avenue, Buffalo, NY

***Schedule subject to change***

KWANZAA IS ALWAYS FREE ... Your donations are always appreciated!!!

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