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Kwanzaa 2018 press release


219 Hamilton Street Rochester NY 14620-1112

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First Fruits at First Community Interfaith Institute Inc will end with the beginning of Kwanzaa according to Dr. Maulana Karenga. Starting on Wednesday, December 26, 2018  until December 31 at 6 PM, the Institute's students, members and supporters will reflect on the first six principles of the Nguzo Saba  (unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose and creativity). First Community Interfaith Institute located at 219 Hamilton Street, Rochester NY.

The highlight of the seven day Kwanzaa observance will be the Kwanzaa Feast, to be held on January 1, 2019, 6 pm,  at the Avenue Blackbox Theater, 780 Joseph Avenue, Rochester NY. The principle for the Kwanzaa Feast (karamu) is faith. All seven activities are free and open to the public

First Community Interfaith Institute Inc is a spiritual and cultural organization, plus  a teaching church. Since 1970, the Institute has used African history and culture in its educational programs for adults and students. The late Minister Lawrance Lee Evans Sr(1945-2018) was the founder of First Community Interfaith Institute Inc and the developer of the discipline of Doology. 



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