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Community Event - San Diego Kuumba Festival - Feb 26-28, 2021

  • 02/26/2021
  • 03/28/2021

San Diego Kuumba Festival - Feb 26-28, 2021

To Register:  www.sdrep.org 

Questions? Call 619.544.1000

THIS IS NOT AN SDPA EVENT

BLACK 2 ACTION (Not in Vain)

Each year, the City of San Diego is invited to embrace and celebrate San Diego’s diverse and provocative Black heritage and culture at the Kuumba Festival which is celebrated the last week of February.  Kuumba Festival celebrates the positive lifestyle changes made over the year, provides cultural resources in the African Market Place, positive powerful healing images and spiritual celebrations for the entire family.

Tickets are "Pay What You Can" at the price that feels right for you. The suggested price is $15 per day. If you plan on enjoying most of the festival’s offerings and you can afford to pay more, we greatly appreciate it. Your purchase directly supports the artists that make Kuumba Fest possible.



Friday, February 26th
 
Friday Night of Positive Images
6:30 PM – Annual Royal Court Community Honorees: Dr. Wilma Wooten, Dr. Shirley Weber, Jacqueline Jackson, and Mrs. Ardell Matthews. The Ceremony: Vows to lead the struggle for self-determination. For those who believe we can still do something positive in this country. To honor the ancestors, and the footprints of dignity and example created with sacrifice and a frequency that would not be diminished.
 
Saturday, February 27th
 
12:30 PM – Kuumba Kids “African American Person Chant.” Saturday School and the Community Black Book Resource Nook with Dajahn Blevins.
 
1 PM – Effective Black Media Virtual Panel Discussion hosted by Ahmed K. Dents: How Black Media Aids in Ushering Black Art into the Future feat. Chida Rebecca and Cheryl Morrow.
 
2 PM – Taste of Soul San Diego with Deshonda Roberts: San Diego’s Ujamaa discussion listing top black owned and operated restaurants and cooks in San Diego.                
 
3 PM – Dance showcase & obesity prevention performances coordinated by Stay Entertainment: Fitness showcase with Shanna Franklin
 
4 PM – Excerpts of “R New Home” Life in the Zoo, a play by Earl Hamilton Jr., performed by Community Actors Theatre
 
6 PM – Preserving Black Art Museums virtual panel discussion with Leah Goodwin & Yevette Moore: Focus on archiving and preserving black history, art, and culture
 
7 PM – The “Parade of History” Great Kings & Queens bring the Black museum history to life
 
Sunday, February 28th
 
2 PM – US Postal Service unveiling of the new heritage stamp with Wendy Dorsey.
 
2:30 PM – “Preaching the Blues” with Maisha S. Akbar: Foregrounds the importance of black feminist artist in lynching culture and interdisciplinary scholarship.
 
4 PM – Virtual Gospel Artist New Release Showcase presented byMandate Records






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