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Celebration of Kwanzaa

Every December, the Humanities 018 course (led by Dr. David Piper pictured above) , celebrates Kwanzaa with the Mission College and West Valley College community. Created in 1966 by Dr. Maulana Karenga of Cal State Long Beach, the Professor and Chairman of Black Studies combined aspects of several different harvest celebrations to form the basis of the holiday.

Photos and Video of Past Celebrations


men playing drums
2019 Celebration

Photos from the 2019 ceremony

2019 Gallery
man playing an instrument
2018 Celebration

Photos from the 2018 ceremony

2018 Gallery
woman dancing
2017 Celebration

Photos from the 2017 ceremony

2017 Gallery
student speaking with mic
2016 Celebration

Photos from the 2016 ceremony

2016 Gallery