Greater Cleveland Kwanzaa Alliance celebrates holiday around the city

Posted at 9:16 PM, Dec 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-27 21:17:29-05

CLEVELAND — The Greater Cleveland Kwanzaa Alliance (GCKA) is in the midst of celebrating the seven-day, seven-principle holiday at different locations around the city.

On Thursday, the organization celebrated the first night of Kwanzaa and the principle Umoja (Unity) at the Trinity Cultural Arts Center, Forest Hills Presbyterian Church, South Euclid-Lyndhurst Library and Excelsior Lodge #11.

Friday marked the second night of the holiday and the celebration of the principle Kujichagulia (Self-Determination).

GCKA held celebrations at Cleveland City Hall Rotunda and Mount Zion Congregational Church.

The celebrations will continue through the remainder of Kwanzaa at multiple locations across Cleveland.

Here are the dates, times, locations and principles being celebrated in Cleveland throughout the remainder of Kwanzaa:

Saturday, Dec. 28- Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility)

  • Olivet Baptist Church- 8712 Quincy Ave. 2 p.m.- 5 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 29- Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics)

  • University Circle United Methodist Church- 1919 E. 107th St. at 11 a.m.
  • AGAPE Renaissance Center- 11713 Buckeye Rd. from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 30- Nia (Purpose)

  • Emeritus House- 4450 Cedar Ave. from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Warrensville Heights Library- 4415 Northfield Rd., from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 31- Kuumba (Creativity)

  • Larchmere Arts- 12726 Larchmere Rd. from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 1- Imani (Faith)

  • African American Museum- 1765 Crawford Rd. from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

To learn more about GCKA, click here.