About this Event
Join us for the kickoff program for Kwanzaa with storyteller Mama Ayo, who will lead us into a traditional call and response ceremony to honor our ancestors with the pouring of a libation followed by the lighting of the 1st candle in the Kinara to celebrate the Kwanzaa principle Umoja. Participants will hear stories of the history of Kwanzaa and ones that will honor heritage and family unity.
Known as “Mama Ayo”, Ayo Handy-Kendi is an author, storyteller, cultural presenter, and traditional African heritage rituals officiator. She is the Founder/Director of The African American Holiday Association (AAHA), Black Love Day – Feb. 13th, founded in 1993. Mrs. Handy-Kendi is also a sound healer, certified breathologist, laughter yoga instructor, and is a master in Reiki III.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Smithsonian's Anacostia Community Museum, 1901 Fort Pl, SE, Washington, United States