Pasadena Public Library and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Pasadena Alumnae Chapter Presents:
Virtual Kwanzaa Celebration 2022
Tuesday, December 27, 2022
Here are images and this year’s program.
Introduction and Library Greetings: Jane Gov, Senior Librarian, Pasadena Public Library
Kuraribisha (Welcome): TyAnne Evans, President, Pasadena Alumnae Chapter – Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. (PAC)
Recognition of Dignitaries: Esther Sherrod Watkins, PAC Kwanzaa Committee Chair
Opening Prayer: Michele Bagneris, PAC Chaplain
Lift Every Voice and Sing (Black National Anthem): Retha DeJohnette, PAC Member
Ceremony: Thanayi A. Karenga, Principal, Limbiko Tembo School of African American Culture (Us), and Malaika Tawasufi, Executive Board Member, African American Cultural Center (Us)
Pouring of Libation (Tambiko)
Calling of the Ancestors
Habari gani or What’s the News? The Seven Principles of Kwanzaa: Presented by PAC Deltas: Cheryl Moody, Yvonne Brown, Latasha Jamal, DeShawn Samad, Dana Webster, and Vernetta Griffin.
Musical Performance: Isabella Jones, 3rd grade, Clairbourn School performing a piano selection Good King Wenceslas
Musical Performance: Delta Aeriel Scott, singer- songwriter/producer, solo Stand Up by Cynthia Erivio
Storyteller: Crystel Patterson, A Delta Children’s Author, Sacramento, CA (crystelpatterson.com)
Musical Performance: Brother Yusef
Candle Lighting Ceremony: (Lifting up the Light that Lasts) Thanayi A. Karenga and Malaika Tawasufi, Executive Board Member, African American Cultural Center (US)
Books as Kwanzaa Zawadi gifts) to a school: Presented by Pasadena Alumnae Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Invitation to the Karumu feast with your families and friends at home
Final announcements: Free Kwanzaa craft kits and coloring pages at La Pintoresca Branch Library (1355 N Raymond Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103
Special thanks to our local representatives and supporters:
- Mayor Victor Gordo
- Congressmember Judy Chu
- State Senator Anthony Portantino
- Assemblymember Chris Holden
- Supervisor Kathryn Barger
- Councilmember Tyron Hampton
- Vice Mayor Felicia Williams
- and all of you!
Find books by Crystel Patterson at https://www.crystelpatterson.com/books