Kwanzaa creator to speak at CLC's virtual celebration

  • College of Lake County's Kwanzaa celebration

    College of Lake County's Kwanzaa celebration

Updated 11/26/2021 9:24 AM

The College of Lake County's Kwanzaa celebration welcomes the holiday's founder, Dr. Maulana Keranga, for a presentation titled "Practicing Kwanzaa & the Seven Principles: Ensuring the Well-Being of the World."

Created by Keranga in 1966, Kwanzaa is an African American and Pan-African holiday celebrated around the world. Kwanzaa brings a cultural message about what it means to be African and human in the fullest sense. It is held Dec. 26 to Jan. 1.


"To bring Dr. Keranga to the College of Lake County is a great achievement and honor," said Director of Student Activities and Inclusion Jorge Tennin.

"It is a unique Pan-African time of remembrance, reflection, reaffirmation and recommitment. It is a special time to remember and honor our ancestors, to reflect on what it means to be African and human in the most expansive and meaningful sense, and to reaffirm the sacred beauty and goodness of ourselves and the rightfulness of our relentless struggle to be ourselves, and free ourselves and contribute to an ever-expanding realm of freedom, justice and caring in the world."

The event will take place virtually from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, on Zoom.

To register for the event, visit the CLC homepage at

For more information, contact Beverly Phelps at

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