Wednesday, November 16, 2011

California Lutheran University's free annual Kwanzaa celebration public is invited to attend

(THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. - California Lutheran University's free annual Kwanzaa celebration will feature food, performances and a ceremony from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, in Soiland Recreation Center.

CLU students will perform a Kwanzaa ceremony and NAACP Saturday School students will make presentations. The celebration will also include authentic African and African-American food, entertainment and vendors selling arts and crafts.

The public is invited to attend to learn about this holiday. Millions of African Americans observe Kwanzaa from Dec. 26 to Jan. 1 each year. It is a special time when families and friends unite to strengthen and encourage one another.

Soiland Recreation Center is located in the Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center, which is north of Olsen Road between Mountclef Boulevard and Campus Drive on the Thousand Oaks campus.

The NAACP Saturday School, the Afro-Centric Committee of Ventura County, and CLU's Black Student Union and Office of Multicultural Programs and International Student Services are sponsoring the event. For more information, call Multicultural Programs at 805-493-3489.

Media Relations: California Lutheran University Karin Grennan Media Relations Coordinator Office: (805) 493-3512 E-Mail:

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Kwanzaa ceremonyMail: California Lutheran University, Media Relations #1800. 60 West Olsen Road. Thousand Oaks, CA 91360-2787 On-Campus Location: Pederson Administration Building Second Floor Marketing and Communications Office.

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