In that spirit, the annual Ujamaa Holiday Market, now in its fifth year, is really more about education than it is about buying things. A lot of people are interested in celebrating Kwanzaa, but they dont know how to go about it, Fard adds. To that end, the market features Kwanzaa necessities such as kinara candelabras and colored candles integral to the celebration, as well as live cultural performances, interactive demonstrations, lots of books and a mother lode of Afro-centric merchandise, much of it handmade and one-of-a-kind.
Shop this years market from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and tomorrow at Tubman Hilliard Global Academy, 2741 Welton Street, and youll leave with a new appreciation for the communal character of Kwanzaa; get more information about the market and other Kwanzaa events at www.brotherjeff.com/Pages/Kwanzaa09.html.
Sat., Dec. 12, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., Dec. 13, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., 2009