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The Office of Accommodation and Accessibility Services within the department of Equal Opportunity, Compliance, and Title IX partner with the Tyson Center for Faith-Friendly Workplaces to host the Religious Conversation Series.

This event will explore the Kwanzaa celebration and the impact to employed during this celebratory time. It will help attendees feel more comfortable engaging in conversations regarding religious expression and observance and workplace considerations.

Kwanzaa is an annual celebration of African American and Pan-African culture from December 26 to January 1, culminating in a communal feast called Karamu, usually on the sixth day. During the holiday, families and communities organize activities around the Nguzo Saba (The Seven Principles): Umoja (Unity), Kujichagulia (Self-Determination), Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility), Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics), Nia (Purpose), Kuumba (Creativity) and lmani (Faith). Participants also celebrate with feasts (karamu), music, dance, poetry, narratives and end the holiday with a day dedicated to reflection and recommitment to The Seven Principles and other central cultural values.

Event Details

  • Benjamin Purvis
  • Jacqueline LaBarba

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