Kwanzaa 2015

Mosaic Templars Cultural Center - Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Little Rock, AR (Dec. 22, 2015) -- Mosaic Templars Cultural Center is excited to partner with the House of Art, Better Community Development, Inc., the Harambee Market, Sue Cowan Williams Library, Simply Najiyyah's Fish Boat and Pyramid Art, Books & Custom Framing this holiday season to create a city-wide Kwanzaa celebration. The weeklong celebration will visit each partner location (times listed below) beginning Saturday, Dec. 26 and culminate in a community feast on Saturday, Jan. 1.

MTCC’s Kwanzaa celebration on Thursday, Dec. 31 from noon to 1p.m. will feature saxophonist Ricky Howard and poet and educator Marquese McFerguson.

Kwanzaa was founded by Dr. Maulana Karenga in 1966 as a celebration of African American heritage. After Christmas, continue your holiday celebration through the New Year with the Kwanzaa week celebrating the universal values of family, community and culture.

New and gently used books can be donated at any partner location for donation to the Miss Teen Tours Program and Pageant. Miss Teen Tours is a six month character building, community service, education enrichment, and cultural awareness program from girls between the ages of 11-18.

All events are free and open to the public.

Schedule of events

12 p.m., December 26, 2015
UMOJA - Unity

Pyramid Art, Books, and Custom Framing
1001 Wright Avenue, Suite C
Little Rock, AR501.372.5824

2 p.m., December 27, 2015
KUJICHAGULIA - Self- Determination

House of Art
108 East 4th Street
North Little Rock, AR501.366.3793

12 p.m., December 28, 2015
UJIMA - Collective Work and Responsibility

Better Community Development, Inc.
3604 W. 12th Street
Little Rock, AR

12 p.m., December 29, 2015
UJAMMA - Cooperative Economics

Harambee Market
2104 North Main Street
North Little Rock, AR501.952.2125

12 p.m., December 30, 2015
NIA - Purpose

Sue Cowan Williams Library
1800 Chester Street
Little Rock, AR

12 p.m., December 31, 2015
KUUMBA - Creativity

Mosaic Templars Cultural Center
501 West Ninth Street
Little Rock, AR

3p.m., January 1, 2016
IMANI - Faith

Simply Najiyyah's Fish Boat
1717 Wright Avenue
Little Rock, AR


The Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, a museum of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, is dedicated to telling the history of African Americans in Arkansas from 1870 to the present, especially in the areas of politics, business and the arts. Other agencies of the Department of Arkansas Heritage include Arkansas Arts Council, Arkansas Historic Preservation, Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission, Delta Cultural Center, Historic Arkansas Museum and Old State House Museum.



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