Kwanzaa: A Celebration of Unity (a virtual event)

The Robey Theatre Company is presenting a new play, Kwanzaa: A Celebration of Unity, to coincide with the seven-day celebration of the winter festival of Kwanzaa, from December 26, 2021, through January 1, 2022.

Kwanzaa is a festival of African American culture, inspired by African harvest festivals and created by Dr. Maulana Karenga, chair of Africana Studies at Cal State Long Beach.

In the play Kwanzaa: A Celebration of Unity, Dr. Agu, an American Black Studies professor, has traveled to Ghana in order to trace his own ancestral roots. Ghana is subjected to an abrupt and complete pandemic lockdown. Dr. Agu cannot leave his hotel, much less return to America. He is compelled to teach his students back in the U.S.A. via Zoom. Dr. Agu offers his students a more complete version of American history and teaches the Seven Principles of Kwanzaa as a blueprint for living a responsible, productive, and ethical life.

His Stateside class of American students is a diverse bunch. In addition to Black students, there is a young white woman, a Latinx, a Chinese American rapper, and a white supremacist nationalist. This white supremacist will prove to be a challenge to Dr. Agu and the entire class of students. However, surprises are in store, and this academic adventure will be an eye-opening experience for all.

This is a virtual event! Find more info HERE!

Free event with registration. Register HERE!

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Date and time: Mon, Dec 27, 20217:00 PM Sat, Jan 1, 20227:00 PM
Price: FREE, but a voluntary $10 donation will be gratefully accepted. Donate HERE!
Phone: 213-489-7402
E-mail: [email protected]
Location: Virtual event

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