Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics)! Celebrate Kwanzaa with Special Guests Friends of Joda and Trini Rican Vegan

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Kwanzaa is a celebration that honors the African first fruits harvest tradition. Take part in a festive cross-cultural virtual experience highlighting the principle of Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics). The program will feature members of Friends of Joda who will welcome us into the space and provide an introduction to Kwanzaa and the co-founders of Trini Rican Vegan, who will demo Caribbean vegan and plant-based holiday recipes using ingredients that can be easily obtained here in the United States. Q&A to follow. Ideal for all ages.

Please click here on December 29 at 1:00 PM to join the program or register below if you'd like to receive an email reminder. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to join this virtual Zoom session. 

Trini Rican Vegan, co-founders, Josh and Cecilia met when he was an exchange student at Cecilia's alma mater, the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras. They moved to the Denver area in 2013 and have two sons aged 14 and 11. They had been looking for ways to eat in a way that was both mindful and better for the planet and decided to transition from a vegetarian to a vegan diet in 2016 and have never looked back. As West Indians in the diaspora, food is an essential way to stay connected to our ancestral lands. Josh and Cecilia started the Trini Rican Vegan brand in 2020 in an effort to share with their children their culture, identity, and lifestyle. Follow the Trini Rican Vegan team on FaceBook, Instagram, and their website.

*Ujamaa (oo-JAH-mah) - To build and maintain our own stores, shops, and other businesses and to profit from them.

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