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MTCC Joins Little Rock Kwanzaa Celebration

Mosaic Templars Cultural Center - Thursday, December 19, 2013

For more information contact:

Tameka Lee

Director of Community Relations

(501) 683 – 3620

[email protected]


MTCC Joins Little Rock Kwanzaa Celebration

Little Rock, AR (December 19, 2013) -- TheMosaic Templars Cultural Center is excited to partner with the Central HighNational Historic Site, the Hillary Rodham Clinton Children's Library and LearningCenter, Pyramid Art Books & Custom Framing, and the New Africa Alliancethis holiday season to create a city-wide Kwanzaa celebration. The weeklongcelebration will visit each partner location from noon to 1 p.m. beginningThursday, Dec. 26 and culminate in a community feast on Wednesday, Jan. 1.

MTCC’sKwanzaa celebration on Saturday, Dec. 28 from noon to 1p.m. will featuresaxophonist Ricky Howard and Deborah Bell, Director of Community Developmentfrom Better Community Developers Inc. Bell will speak about the principle ofUjima (oo-JEE-mah), which means collective work andresponsibility.

"Asa museum of African American history and culture, we are excited to partnerwith each of these organizations to celebrate Kwanzaa," said Sericia Cole,MTCC director.

Kwanzaawas founded by Dr. Maulana Karenga in 1966 as a celebration of African Americanheritage. After Christmas, continue your holiday celebration through the NewYear with the Kwanzaa week celebrating the universal values of family,community and culture.

Newand gently used books can be donated at any partner location for donation toNew Africa Alliance. The mission of New Africa Alliance is to bring togetherindividuals of all races, creeds and nationalities by way of creative artisticexpression.

Allevents are free and open to the public.at any location

Schedule of events

December26th, 2013
UMOJA - Unity

Pyramid Art, Books, and Custom Framing
1001 Wright Avenue, Suite C
Little Rock, AR 501-372-5824

December27th, 2013
KUJICHAGULIA - Self- Determination

Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site
2120 Daisy L. Gatson Bates Drive
Little Rock, AR 501-396-3000

December28th, 2013
UJIMA - Collective Work and Responsibility

Mosaic Templars Central Center
501 W. 9th Street
Little Rock, AR 501-683-3593

December29th, 2013
UJAMMA - Cooperative Economics

New Africa Alliance
4816 Asher Avenue
Little Rock, AR 501-744-91-36

December30th, 2013
NIA - Purpose

Hillary Rodham Clinton Children's Library and Learning Center
4800 W. 10th Street
Little Rock, AR 501-978-3870

December31st, 2013
KUUMBA - Creativity

Pyramid Art, Books, and Custom Framing
1001 Wright Avenue, Suite C
Little Rock, AR 501-372-5824

January1st, 2014
IMANI - Faith

New Africa Alliance
4816 Asher Avenue
Little Rock, AR 501-744-9136

The Mosaic TemplarsCultural Center, a museum of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, is dedicatedto telling the history of African Americans in Arkansas from 1870 to thepresent, especially in the areas of politics, business and the arts. Otheragencies of the Department of Arkansas Heritage include Arkansas Arts Council,Arkansas Historic Preservation, Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission, DeltaCultural Center, Historic Arkansas Museum and Old State House Museum.


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