Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Celebrate Kwanzaa: Ujima.

On this, the third day of Kwanzaa, we focus on ujima (collective work and responsibility) and "build and maintain our community together and make our brother's and sister's problems our problems and to solve them together."

So what can I do is filled with ways we can pull together to improve our communities, from volunteering to giving blood to investing locally and responsibly. Peruse the archives for more ideas, then try them out and let us know the results. Your community will thank you, and your work will make it a better place for you and others to live and thrive.

As humans, we are all members of that first African Diaspora. And accordingly, the principles of Kwanzaa apply to us all. Manifest the Kwanzaa principles today, this week, and all year long.

"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy." - Martin Luther King, Jr.


Karama said...

You may want to check out these other blog posts on ujima.

Karama said...

For more on all the days of Kwanzaa, check out this Kwanzaa tutorial. Enjoy!