Wellington will host its first Kwanzaa Celebration and Virtual Culture Experience to bring recognition and awareness of Kwanzaa from Saturday, December 26 through Friday, January 1, 2021. This celebration of life, family, community, and culture is a partnership between Freedom Fighters 4 Justice and the Village.
Wellington invites residents to tune to WellingtonTV (Comcast 18, AT&T Uverse 99) and visit Wellingtonfl.gov/Kwanzaa beginning on December 26 to view pre-recorded videos about the culture of Kwanzaa. Community members and leaders from all walks of life come together in celebration of African-American culture and traditions. The Village will also share videos via social media.
Featured Guests and Events
- Genee Tinsley, founder of Freedom Fighters 4 Justice: providing an overview of Kwanzaa
- Day 1 Kinara Lighting: Unity- Umoja
- Day 2 Kinara Lighting: Self Determination- Kujichagulia
- Day 3 Kinara Lighting: Collective Work and responsibility- Ujima
- Day 4 Kinara Lighting: Cooperative Economics- Ujamaa
- Day 5 Kinara Lighting: Purpose- Nia
- Day 6 Kinara Lighting: Creativity- Kuumba
- Day 7 Kinara Lighting: Faith- Imani
- Special performances by local musicians
- And much more
For more information on performers, vendors, and literature featured in this Kwanzaa Celebration, please visit the Freedom Fighters 4 Justice website.
Wellington residents are also invited to stop by the Kinara display at the Wellington Amphitheater (12100 Forest Hill Blvd) throughout the month of December.