Imani

Happy New Year! Today, on the seventh and final day of Kwanzaa, we celebrate Imani (Faith) which is to believe with all our hearts in our people, our parents, our teachers, our leaders, & the righteousness & victory of our struggle.  Today’s reflection on Imani comes from our Healing Coordinator, Xan.  “Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence … Continue reading Imani

Kuumba

Habari Gani? Kuumba! Today, on the sixth day of Kwanzaa, we celebrate Kuumba (Creativity) which is to do always as much as we can, in the way we can, in order to leave our community more beautiful &beneficial than we inherited it. Falling on December 31, New Year's Eve, it is a time to celebrate! Today is the Karamu … Continue reading Kuumba

Nia

Habari Gani? Nia! Today, on the fifth day of Kwanzaa, we celebrate Nia (Purpose) which is to make our collective vocation the building & developing of our community in order to restore our people to their traditional greatness. Today’s reflection and activity comes from our Healing Justice Coordinator, Xan West. "Your purpose is the way the universe is expressed in … Continue reading Nia

Kujichagulia

Habari Gani? Kujichagulia! Today, on the second day of Kwanzaa we celebrate Kujichagulia (Self-Determination) which is to define ourselves, name ourselves, create for ourselves, & speak for ourselves. In Wakanda Forever, Queen Ramonda tells Shuri to remember who she is! Kujichagulia is an opportunity to get in touch with what makes us who we are.  Today’s reflection on Kujichagulia … Continue reading Kujichagulia

Umoja!

Happy Kwanzaa fam!  Today, on the first day of Kwanzaa we celebrate Umoja or Unity which is about striving for and maintaining unity in the family, the community, the nation, and people. Today’s reflection comes from Operations Team Lead, Kimberly Renée Williams.  The most powerful tool for Unity in my (given and chosen!) family, has been sitting down … Continue reading Umoja!