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As we close one of the most challenging times in recent history, the holiday season provides us an opportunity to reflect, renew and restore our faith. Through this lens, Kheprw Institute will host two virtual events on the seven principles of Kwanzaa.

Dec. 28 — Ujima

At 6 p.m. Dec. 28, we will continue our online discussion with Dr. Jessica Gordon-Nembhard on her book “Collective Courage.” This book documents and tells the story of African Americans practicing ujima (collective work and responsibility) using the cooperative model as its tool. In fact, the book captures how African Americans use the seven principles of Kwanzaa.

In my view Gordon-Nembhard’s work is a must read for those serious about creating and building community wealth. Please join us at 6 p.m. Dec. 28 as we continue our study with Gordon-Nembhard. We will discuss Chapter 8: “Black Rural Cooperative Activity in the Early to Mid-Twentieth Century.” Visit collectivecourage.kheprw.org to sign up to join through Zoom.

Dec. 29 — Ujamaa

On Dec. 29, join us again virtually as we highlight the work of Kheprw and others involved in building economy and community wealth building on ujamaa (cooperative economics). If you’d like to attend or present your work, please click here to access the Zoom meeting.

Dec. 18 — Celebration of Community Wealth

Finally join us again virtually 2:30-5 p.m. Dec. 18, as we celebrate this year’s annual campaign highlighting Kheprw’s community wealth building efforts (read about Kheprw’s community wealth building efforts here). The party will feature performances by community artists, testimonials and door prizes for guests, promoting the talents, gifts and knowledge that have been cultivated by young minds through the written and spoken word. Register here.

Imhotep Adisa is the executive director and co-founder of the Kheprw Institute, a nonprofit organization focused on youth development in Indianapolis.

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