Public invited to CLU Kwanzaa celebration

Annual event features ceremony, entertainment, food

November 9, 2012

CLU students will perform a Kwanzaa ceremony.

(THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – Nov. 9, 2012) California Lutheran University’s free annual Kwanzaa celebration will feature food, performances and a ceremony from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, in Gilbert Arena.

CLU students will perform a Kwanzaa ceremony, and NAACP Saturday School students will make presentations. The celebration will also include authentic African and African-American food, gospel music, dancers and vendors selling arts and crafts. The public is invited to attend.

Millions of African Americans observe Kwanzaa from Dec. 26 to Jan. 1 each year. It is a special time when families and friends unite to strengthen and encourage one another.

Gilbert Arena is located in the Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center, which is north of Olsen Road near Mountclef Boulevard on the Thousand Oaks campus.

The NAACP Saturday School, the Afro-Centric Committee of Ventura County, and CLU’s Black Student Union and Office of Multicultural Programs and International Student Services are sponsoring the event. For more information, call Multicultural Programs at 805-493-3489.

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