Kwanzaa Event Celebrates Family, Community and Culture

Umoja and the Ethnic Studies Department welcomes the campus community to join in this annual cultural tradition on Thursday, Dec. 3 in the Wilshire Auditorium. Kwanzaa, inspired by the first harvest celebrations of Africa, celebrates family, community and culture in the African American community. Activities for this event include an opening ritual, discussion of the seven principles of Kwanzaa, dancing, singing and more.

Professor of Educational Leadership at Cal State Fullerton Dr. Dawn Person will be the guest speaker at this event. Person has served as faculty, counselor, advisor and administrator of student affairs. She has coordinated programs and services in support of students of color, international students, first-year students and student athletes. For this celebration, Person will speak about the first principle of Kwanzaa, umoja which means unity.

For more information, contact Kwanzaa coordinator and FC faculty member Ernest Bridges by email at

Author: Fullerton College

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