Kwanzaa is the celebration of Black family and community, culture and traditions, history and heritage, and unbreakable hope for the future. It’s where ancestors and elders are honoured and children are cherished. Kwanzaa is where the Black past is commemorated and the Black future is celebrated. It’s where struggle is acknowledged but the persistence, resilience and transcendence of Black people are heralded.
This year especially, so many Black families are feeling in need of the strength drawn from common cultural identity, community connection and shared faith. Kwanzaa means even more as the hard work of social justice continues.
When you sign your Kwanzaa card this year, you won’t be simply wishing someone a happy holiday. You’ll be expressing cultural and emotional support as well as shared hopes for a brighter and more just future.