Saturday, November 1, 2014

KC NBUF Celebrating Umoja Karamu 2014


(Unity Feast)

Potluck Supper: (Families please bring a covered dish)

Sunday, November 23rd from 4pm-8pm


Vineyard Neighborhood Association

4301 E. 43rd Street Kansas City, MO 64130-2107

Donations are Welcomed and Encouraged.

Please Bring Winter Wear- Coats, Hats, Gloves, Blankets, Work Wear, Heaters, Canned Goods Hygiene products For Amen Ankh Academy.

Umoja Karamu, meaning "unity feast" in Swahili, is an African American celebration begun in 1971 by Dr. Edward Sims, Jr., held on the fourth Sunday in November.

Its purpose is to instill solidarity, Afrikan values, and appreciation of Afrikan heritage into Afrikan American families. Libations to honor ancestors, historical readings, music, and a potluck feast will mark this observance.

The celebration is based on five periods of African American life, each represented by a color and a symbolic food.

1. The color black- Prior to Slavery – (black eye peas) represents black families (before slavery)

2. The color white- In Slavery – (White rice) symbolizes the scattering of black families (during slavery)

3. The color red- Upon Emancipation – (Grape Juice) marks (Black Liberation)

4. The color green- Struggle for Equality – (Greens- lettuce) significance (the struggle for civil rights and equality)

5. The color gold- Looking to the Future – (Corn) hope for (the future)

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