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The week of Kwanzaa celebrations (December 26 – January 1) has arrived and we are excited to celebrate with Pyramid Arts, Books & Custom Framing, and the Central Arkansas community. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have celebrated virtually for the last two years. We are so excited to see everyone in-person again! However, due to the continuing threat of coronavirus, influenza, and RSV, masks are heavily encouraged!

Since the inception of the Central Arkansas citywide celebration, Pyramid has promoted literacy and learning by giving community zawadi (gifts) to a local organization. This year, the residents of the Pulaski County Juvenile Detention Center will be gifted with new and gently used books. These gifts can be dropped off at BCD or any one of the host sites.

Celebrate With BCD! 

Ujima (collective work & responsibility)

Wednesday, Dec. 28th

Empowerment Center
3604 W. 12th Street, Little Rock, AR 72204

12:00 pm

What is KWANZAA?

Open to ALL ages, faiths, and races that wish to participate, Kwanzaa is an African-American and Pan-African holiday that celebrates family, community, and culture. Its origins are in the first harvest celebrations of Africa from which it takes its name. Every day, we will gather at the location listed above for the official Kwanzaa ceremony. We will honor the ancestors and lift up the youth, hear from speakers on each day’s principle, and enjoy cultural expressions from our community’s most talented artisans.

The words Kwanzaa written under 3 red candles, 1 black candle, and 3 green candles

We hope to see you all soon and that you have a happy and healthy holiday season! Remember to stay safe, wear a mask, and wash your hands often. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram and turn on notifications so you don’t miss a thing. We want to give a big thank you in advance to those who have already donated books for the zawadi. If you would like to participate but haven’t yet, there’s still time! Just drop off your new or gently used book donations at the Empowerment Center or any of the host sites. From all of us here at Better Community Development, Happy Kwanzaa!