Kwanzaa is a celebration that honors the African first fruit harvest tradition. To kick off the Kwanzaa festivities and celebrate the first principle, Umoja (Unity), we're diving into an exciting presentation with Friends of Joda and Sarah Graham, Creator and Social Justice Curriculum Expert. Through interactive activities, we'll embark on a journey to explore the essence of unity within our communities. Together, we'll unravel the intricate web of intersecting identities that contribute to the vibrant tapestry of Black culture. Join us for an engaging and insightful experience! Q&A to follow.
Visit https://www.denverlibrary.org/celebratekwanzaa for the full list of DPL Kwanzaa events.
Sarah Graham uses her lived experience and intersectionalities as a Fat, Black, Queer Woman to create culturally responsive curriculum that challenges systems of oppression. She asks, "just think about which one of my identity words made you uncomfortable; how can we use that initial feeling to reflect on our own unconscious bias? Even in this one moment, there is a lesson to be learned, and through that learning we can liberate our minds thus our world." She is an expert content writer with an emphasis on Social Justice. She teaches learners to think critically about the world around us using, art, speech, kinesthesis, and technology. Connect with Sarah on LinkedIn.
*Umoja (oo-MOE-jah) - To strive for and maintain unity in the family, community, nation, and culture.