Milwaukee, January 1, 2019: Celebrate Kwanzaa: Imani = Faith

Hosted by Wisconsin African American Women’s Center (WAAW)

Celebrate Kwanzaa: Imani = Faith

IMANI is a FAMILY affair!!

This is the final day of Kwanzaa and we hope to see you there. Bring someone along and make it a day of community.

Join us for
A candle lighting ceremony.
Shop with our vendors.
Experience singing, dancing, drumming and poetry.
Enjoy great food and so much more!

Shop with vendors beginning at 10:00 a.m.
The ceremony will take place at 1:00 p.m.

Contact us if you would like to participate in our marketplace.

Vendor applications are available at our office.

The registration fee through December 15th is $20 and includes a table and 2 chairs.

Registration fee is $25 from December 16 through December 27, 2018. There is NO registration on the day of the event.

Set-up begins at 9:00 and ends at the start of our event.

PLEASE NOTE: There are no food vendors permitted for this event.
Other Kwanzaa events throughout the week:
Wednesday, 12/26 – Umoja = Unity
6:00 pm
Wisconsin Black Historical Society
2620 W. Center St., 414-372-7677
Contact: Clayborn Benson

Thursday, 12/27 – Kujichagulia = Self Determination
4:00 pm Milwaukee Collegiate Academy
4030 N. 29th St., 414-841-5493
Contact: Ajamou Butler

Friday, 12/28 – Ujima = Collective Work & Responsibility
6:00 pm
Africans on the Move
WAAW Center, 3020 W. Vliet St.
Contact: Dorothea Mbalia,

Saturday, 12/29 – Ujamaa = Cooperative Economics
12:00 pm
Heal the Hood!
WAAW Center, 3020 W. Vliet St.
Contact: Ajamou Butler, 414-841-5403

Sunday, 12/30 – Nia = Purpose
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Youth Night
Wisconsin Black Chamber of Commers, Inc.
WAAW Center, 3020 W. Vliet St.
Youth vendors only
Contact: Ruben, 414-306-6460

Monday, 12/31 – Kuumba = Creativity
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
O.N.F.Y.A.H. presents: Winter Recital
Wisconsin African American Women Center
3020 W. Vliet St.
Contact Akinyomi 414-676-9176

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More than 50,000 March for Public Education in LA


LOS ANGELES — In a historic march, tens of thousands of people marched through the streets of Los Angeles today to reinvest in public education, to demand that the Los Angeles Unified School District to stop hoarding the record-shattering almost $2 billion in reserves and use it immediately on our students, our schools and our classrooms.

UTLA President Alex Caputo-Pearl told the massive, picket-holding and banner-waving crowd that if there is no settlement by next month, “we will strike in the middle of January.”

“If we are forced to strike, it will be to defend our schools; but it will also be because we think our kids deserve more, we deserve more, because we dare to have high expectations,” Caputo-Pearl said to the cheering crowd. “If we strike, it is all of our strike.  When we win, it is all of our victory.  Are we going to win for our schools?  Are we going to win for our kids?”

Then tens of thousands students, parents, educators and community members began the march, chanting throughout the streets of downtown, bringing the momentum and energy of the national teacher rebellion to the doorstep nation’s second-largest school district.

The massive demonstration then walked from City Hall, chanting as they marched side by side through the streets of downtown to demand Supt. Austin Beutner and LAUSD fulfill the promise and hope of quality public education for all, not just some. The march ended in front of the Broad Museum to highlight the destructive role billionaires like Eli Broad play in draining money from our public schools by funding the corporate charter industry and privatization efforts like the portfolio model.