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2005.11.23 > For Immediate Release
contact: Becky Bohan Brown - University Affairs
phone: 402.554.2243 - email: rbrown@mail.unomaha.edu

10th Annual Kwanzaa Celebration Dec. 1 at UNO

Omaha - Kwanzaa, a holiday that celebrates African traditions and American customs, will be observed at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) Thursday, Dec. 1, at noon in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom.

This event is free and sponsored by the Student Programming Organizations and Leadership Programs (SOLP) in coordination with Cultural Awareness Programs (CAP).  It is open to the public.

In 1966, the Kwanzaa holiday was created by Maulana Karenga, professor and chair of the Department of Black Studies at California State University. The name "Kwanzaa" comes from the Swahili phrase "matunda ya kwanza," which means "first fruits." In ancient Africa, the time to harvest fruits and grains was a time of celebration.

Space is limited.  Individual and table reservations are available at (402) 554-2711.  R.S.V.P.s are taken on a first-come, first-served basis.

                                               

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