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      PRESS RELEASE: Metro Atlanta Kwanzaa Association 20th Anniversary Celebration 12.26.0


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      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Ahmed Sekou Toure

      December 23, 2009 404-831-4811 or worldvue@comcast.net





      Metro Atlanta Kwanzaa Association Celebrates Twenty Years of Incorporation



      Atlanta, GA Saturday, December 26, 2009 - The Metro Atlanta Kwanzaa Association (MAKA) will celebrate their 20th year of legal incorporation on Saturday, December 26th from 1 PM - 8PM at the Atrium on Sweet Auburn in Atlanta, Georgia. In May of 1989, the Kwanzaa Commit*tee in Atlanta was legally incorporated as the Metro Atlanta Kwanzaa Association and they have seen the joy of watching thousands of our people experience their first Kwanzaa celebrations. The Metro Atlanta Kwanzaa Association is arguablely the oldest continuing Kwanzaa organization in the Atlanta metro area.



      Kwanzaa a value-based cultural holiday that offers a potent message and method for promoting and encouraging black achievement. One excellent way to get into the Kwanzaa Spirit, is to attend one of the dozens of Kwanzaa activities held in Atlanta each year. Most of these programs are free, and provide a wonderful introduction to Kwan*zaa. It's easy for you to join your community in the celebration. Please visit our website at Metro Atlanta Kwanzaa Association for a complete list of the dozens of Kwanzaa activities that is listed in our 2009 Kwanzaa Resource Guide. The Metro Atlanta Kwanzaa Association (MAKA) continues to publish this free Kwanzaa Resource Guide with calendar listings of major Atlanta Kwanzaa events each year!





      What: Metro Atlanta Kwanzaa Association 20th Anniversary Celebration

      When: Saturday, December 26, 2009

      Time: 1:00PM-8:00PM

      Where: The Atrium on Auburn Avenue, 236 Auburn Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

      Contact: For program and vending info (770) 471-4409 or visit Metro Atlanta Kwanzaa Association

      For more information on Metro Atlanta Kwanzaa Association's Kwanzaa activities,

      contact Ahmed Sekou Toure at 404.831.4811 or worldvue@comcast.net





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      2009

      KWANZAA CELEBRATIONS



      First Fruits of the Harvest
      USA

      ATLANTA KWANZAA
      West End Performing Arts Center at 945 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd
      , Atlanta; 404-525-1212


      First African Church at 5197 Salem Road, Lithonia; 770-981-2601

      Apex Museum at 135 Auburn Avenue, Atlanta; http://www.apexmuseum.org

      Afrikan Djeli Cultural Arts Center at 840 Ralph D. Abernathy Blvd SW, Atlanta; http://www.djeliculturalarts.com


      Shrine of the Black Madonna at 946 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd SW, Atlanta; http://www.shrinebookstore.com

      Douglasville Cultural Arts Center at 8652 Campbellton Street, Douglasville; 770-949-2787


      Akwaaba Community Center at 8045 Second Avenue, Decatur

      The Grounds Coffee House at 898 Oak Street, Atlanta; 404-753-7063

      New Morning Light Baptist Church at 1392 Conley Road, Conley

      Life's Essentials Market at 2329 Cascade Road SW, Atlanta; 678-887-7145 or 404-753-2269

      BALTIMORE
      KWANZAA
      Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture at 830 East Pratt Street, Baltimore; http://www.africanamericanculture.org

      Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive in Baltimore, http://www.artbma.org
      Chesapeake Children's Museum, 25 Silopanna Road, Annapolis; http:// www.theccm.org


      BIRMINGHAM
      KWANZAA
      Birmingham Civil Rights Institute at 520 Sixteenth Street N., Birmingham;
      http://www.bcri.org

      BOSTON
      KWANZAA
      Museum of Afro American History at 46 Joy Street; http://www.afroammuseum.org

      CHARLESTON
      KWANZAA
      Sponsored by Charleston Lowcountry Kwanzaa Planning Committee; http://ww.charleston.net

      CHARLOTTE
      KWANZAA
      Afro American Cultural Center at 401 North Myers Street, Charlotte;
      http://www.aacc-charlotte.org/calendar.htm

      CHICAGO
      KWANZAA
      DuSable Museum of African American History at 740 East 56th Place in Washington Park; http://ww.dusablemuseum.org
      Kwanzaa Celebration with Pamela Clemons at 2401 E. 100th Street, Chicago


      CINCINNATI
      KWANZAA
      Lindner YMCA at 1425 Linn Street, Cincinnati; 513-641-4955
      Northern Kentucky University, Nunn Drive, Highland Heights, KY 859-572-6684
      www.cincinnati.com


      CLEVELAND
      KWANZAA
      Karamu House at 2355 East 89th Street, Cleveland; http://www.karamu.com

      DALLAS
      KWANZAA
      South Dallas Cultural Center at 3400 South Fitzhugh, Dallas; http://www.dallasculture.org/southDallasCulturalCenter.cfm

      DETROIT
      KWANZAA
      Wright Museum of African American History at 315 East Warren Ave, Detroit; http://maah-detroit.org/events_programs/events.html
      Ujamaa Associates at 243 West Congress, Suite 350; http://www.ujamaaassociates.com

      DURHAM and RALEIGH
      KWANZAA
      Hayti Heritage Center at 804 Old Fayetteville Street, Durham; http://www.hayti.orgHerbert C. Young Community Center at 101 Wilkinson Avenue, Cary; http://www.townofcary.org/depts/prdept/facilities/hycchome.htm

      FORT LAUDERDALE
      KWANZAA
      Bass Park at 2750 N.W. 19th Street, Ft Lauderdale;
      http://ci.ftlaud.fl.us/press_releases/2008/112408petula_holidayhappenings.htm
      GREENSBORO and WINSTON-SALEM KWANZAA
      East White Oak Community Center at 1801 10th Street, Greensboro; Triad Cultural Arts
      HOUSTON KWANZAA
      SHAPE Community Center at 3815 Live Oak, Houston; http://www.shape.org
      Children's Museum of Houston at 1500 Binz, Houston; http://www.cmhouston.orgStimley Blue-Ridge Branch Library at 7007 West Fuqua Drive, Houston; 832-393-2370

      JACKSON
      KWANZAA
      Medgar Evers Community Center at 3159 Edwards Ave, Jackson; 601-960-1741

      JACKSONVILLE
      KWANZAA
      Ritz Theater and Lavilla Museum at 829 Davis Street, Jacksonville; http://www.ritzlavilla.org
      Jacksonville Beach Elementary School at 315 South 10th Street, Jacksonville Beach; 904-563-5324


      KANSAS CITY
      KWANZAA
      American Jazz Museum at 1616 East 18th street, Kansas City; http://www.americanjazzmuseum.com

      LAS VEGAS
      KWANZAA
      West Las Vegas Library Theatre at 951 West Lake Mead Blvd, Las Vegas; 702-647-2117

      LOS ANGELES
      KWANZAA
      California African American Museum at 600 State Drive in Exposition Park, Los Angeles; http://www.caamuseum.org
      Annual festival in Leimert Park Village at 4300 Degnan Blvd, Los Angeles


      MEMPHIS
      KWANZAA
      African and African American Studies department 101 Wilder Tower at University of Memphis; http://www.memphis.edu

      MIAMI
      KWANZAA
      Barry University in the Landon Events Room, 11300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami Shores; 305-899-3961
      Joseph Caleb Auditorium at 5400 NW 22nd Avenue, Miami; http://www.miamidade.gov/parks/parks/caleb_auditorium.asp

      MILWAUKEE
      KWANZAA
      Milwaukee Public Library various locations; http://www.mpl.org

      NASHVILLE
      KWANZAA
      The Village Cultural Arts Center at 340 West Trinity Lane, Nashville; 615-228-9553

      NEW YORK CITY
      KWANZAA
      Charles A. Dana Discovery Center, Central Park; http://www.centralparknyc.orgAmerican Museum of Natural History Milstein Hall of Ocean Life at Central Park West and 79th Street, New York City; http://www.amnh.org/programs/specials/kwanzaa
      LeNell's Ltd, a Wine & Spirit Boutique at 416 Van Brunt Street b/t Coffey & Van Dyke, Brooklyn; 718-360-0838

      NEWARK
      KWANZAA
      Newark Museum at 49 Washington Street, Newark; http://www.newarkmuseum.org/museum_pages.aspx?id=7124

      OAKLAND KWANZAA
      Oakland Marriott Convention Center at 1001 Broadway, Oakland; http://www.kwanzaagiftshow.com

      PHILADELPHIA KWANZAA
      African American Museum 7th and Arch Streets, Philadelphia;
      http://www.aampmuseum.org

      PHOENIX KWANZAA

      Home & Garden Expo Center, 1710 East Washington Street, Phoenix; 602-999-8889
      Glendale Public Library at 5959 West Brown Street, Glendale

      PORTLAND KWANZAA
      Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center at 5340 N. Interstate Ave, Portland; http://www.ifcc-arts.org

      RICHMOND
      KWANZAA
      Elegba Folklore Society at 101 East Broad Street, Richmond; http://www.elegbafolkloresociety.org/efs_festivals.html

      ST. LOUIS
      KWANZAA
      Missouri Botanical Garden at 4344 Shaw Blvd, St. Louis;http://www.mobot.org

      SAN DIEGO
      KWANZAA
      World Beat Cultural Center in Balboa Park at 2100 Park Blvd, San Diego; http://www.worldbeatcenter.org

      SAN FRANCISCO
      KWANZAA
      Holiday Harmony Multicultural Celebration at Pier 39, San Francisco;http://www.pier39.com
      Bay Area Discovery Museum Kwanzaa Celebrations at 557 McReynolds Road in Fort Baker, Sausalito; 415-339-3936

      Bayview Branch, San Francisco Public Library;http://www.sfpl.org/news/events.htm#december

      SAVANNAH
      KWANZAA
      Savannah State University at 3219 College Street, Savannah;http://www.savstate.edu

      SEATTLE
      KWANZAA
      Winterfest celebration held at Seattle Center, Seattle; http://www.seattlecenter.com

      WASHINGTON, DC KWANZAA
      Anacostia Museum and Center for African American History and Culture; Washington DC;http://www.si.edu
      INTERNATIONAL

      PARIS
      KWANZAA
      Annual celebration sponsored by the Association Pan Africaine; http://www.kwanzaa-apck.com




      7 DAYS OF KWANZAA


      12/26 Umoja

      Unity

      To strive for and maintain unity in the family, community, nation and race

      12/27 Kujichagulia

      Self-Determination

      To define ourselves, name ourselves, create for ourselves and speak for ourselves.

      12/28 Ujima

      Collective Work & Responsibility
      To build and maintain our community together and make our brother's and sister's problems our problems and to solve them together.

      12/29 Ujamaa

      Cooperative Economics

      To build and maintain our own stores, shops and other businesses and to profit from them together.

      12/30 Nia

      Purpose
      To make our collective vocation the building and developing of our community in order to restore our people to their traditional greatness.

      12/31 Kuumba

      Creativity
      To do always as much as we can, in the way we can, in order to leave our community more beautiful and beneficial than we inherited it.

      01/01 Imani

      Faith
      To believe with all our heart in our people, our parents, our teachers, our leaders and the righteousness and victory of our struggle.


      Dr. Maulana Karenga
      Creater of Kwanzaa

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