Kwanzaa People of Color Will Celebrate the 46th Annual Kwanzaa Gwaride (Parade) On December 26th, 2022
People of Color Founder R.W. Akile brings the Cultural Festival to the Crenshaw District of Los Angeles
On Monday, December 26, the People of Color will host the 46th Annual Kwanzaa Gwardie Parade and Celebration in the Crenshaw District of Los Angeles.
People of Color founder, R.W. Akile has spent a lifetime dedicated to the cultural and economic betterment of inner-city communities. For over 45 years, he has produced the Kwanzaa Gwardie Parade and Celebration in Los Angeles and surrounding cities.
The theme of this year’s celebration is Kila Kitu (Everything) Kwanzaa, and it will feature the history, origins, spirituality, and impact of Kwanzaa on the diaspora in communities nationwide. The Kwanzaa New Year celebration reminds the community and families to renew their spirits and strengthen the family unit.
Past participants King and Queens have included – Stevie Wonder, Danny Bakewell, and Roderick Mosley, Marla Gibbs, and Esther Rolle. Past Community Sponsors included BP Oil, Black Employees Association, and The Los Angeles City Council.
This year the organization is proud to honor Torre Brannon Reece, Founder and Director of The Family as Oba (King), and Crystal Mitchell, Co-Director of RBD, as Iyada (Queen).
The Parade will travel south on Crenshaw, from Adams Boulevard to Leimert Park. It will culminate and evolve into a Kita Kitu (All Kwanzaa) Vendor and Entertainment Festival, sponsored by the Art Walk. Local Jazz, R & B, Reggae, and African Drummers will provide festive music and dance.
For more information about the celebration contact R.W.Akile at (323)799-8409
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