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2011.11.17 > For Immediate Release
contact: Charley Reed - University Relations
phone: 402.554.2129 - email: cdreed@unomaha.edu

UNO to Celebrate Kwanzaa With Dec. 2 Celebration, Banquet

Omaha - Half a dozen organizations at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) will join together on Friday, Dec. 2 to celebrate Kwanzaa with a celebratory banquet in the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) Ballroom.

In addition to a free banquet, this year, UNO’s annual Kwanzaa celebration will include a special keynote speech by Rev. Kenneth Allen, senior pastor at Omaha’s Zion Baptist Church. Events will start at noon and continue until 1:30 p.m.

"Kwanzaa is a celebration of family, community, and culture,” said Helen Kang, assistant director of Cultural Programs and Student Organizations at UNO. “We welcome all UNO students, faculty and staff to join us in this celebration."

UNO’s Student Organization and Leadership Programs (SOLP), African American Organization, American Multicultural Students, Impact Movement, National Council of Negro Women, the UNO National Pen-Hellenic Council and Inter-varsity Christian Fellowship have all teamed together to bring this popular event back to campus for 2011.

Space is limited for this event so RSVPs are required to participate. If you wish to RSVP, please send your name by email to Helen Kang at helenkang@unomaha.edu by Wednesday, Nov. 23. When you RSVP, please include any dietary requirements you may have as well.

For more information on UNO’s Kwanzaa Celebration 2011, please contact Helen Kang at the email listed above.

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