One cosmic night in ages past,
The council of elders called forth the youth of the future.
“Behold, we give you seven seeds.”
“We do not wish to farm,” said the youth.
Then the Elders explained, “Wherever you go, sow these seeds and you will reap the best from life.”
UJIMA-COLLECTIVE WORK AND RESPONSIBILITY
The Elders are the traditions of Africa,
We African-Americans are the Youth,
and the Seven Seeds are the Principles of Kwanzaa.
We believe that the values reflected in the seven principles should be apart of everyone’s lives.
KWANZAA YENU IWE NA HERI
Now, this is a huge competition. Here we ask for a true Kwanzaa celebration. An event each night. Each night of Kwanzaa represents one of the seven seeds. Each BSU is the host of one night. Your event can be a breakfast, lunch, brunch, supper, or dinner celebration. The depth of your event will be seen in your collaboration. Can you get someone to help you host your event? Your church, your mosque, your youth center. Can you get people in your community to bring a dish, buy the food? This is your one event that you must pull off. If you did well with community organizing you have a terrific community from which this flows.
It will be interesting to see how we support each other at this time. I look forward to being at each event and celebrating Kwanzaa the entire week.
And whatever you do. Take this opportunity to mention your service project.