Dec/31/2012 7th Annual San Francisco Kwanzaa Celebration: KUUMBA

Posted by cwilliams • December 31st, 2012

KUUMBA (creativity):  To do always as much as we can, in the way we can, in order to leave our community more beautiful and beneficial than we inherited it

Monday, Dec. 31st2 pm – The Jazz Heritage Center/Yoshi’s, 1330 Fillmore, performance by Soul Mechanix; 6 pm – Augusta Collins Blues Band @ Marcus Book Store, 1712 Fillmore @ Post.

 

About Kwanzaa

Created by Dr. Maulana Karenga in 1966, Kwanzaa is celebrated annually by more than 30 million people worldwide, over seven days from December 26 to January 1. The values of Kwanzaa, Nguzo Saba (The Seven Principles), are critical tools for addressing the issues facing the African-American community.

Ceremonies will be led by Brotha’ Clint, Kwanza Morton and Malik Seneferu. There will be a candle lighting & pouring of libation ceremony, live entertainment & a feast at each event.  For more information visit:

 

 

 

Community Partners

The Bayview Y, Mayor’s Office of Economics & Workforce Development MOEWD), Union of Black Episcopalians, Episcopal Charities, St. Mary’s of the Virgin Episcopal Church, Renaissance Parents of Success, Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services (MONS), West Bay Conference Center, The Bayview Opera House – The Ruth Williams Memorial Theatre, Western Addition Family Resource Center, Urban Solutions, African American Arts & Culture Center, OMI Family Resource Center, Potrero Hill Family Resource Center, Potrero Hill Rec Center, Marcus Book Store, African American Holistic Wellness Program, Black Film Festival, Planet Fillmore Communications, Minnie & Lovie Rec Center, Bayview Public Library, The Jazz Heritage Center, Yoshi’s, Hamilton Rec Center, Nia Soul Catering, St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church, Western Addition Senior Center, The Fillmore  Center, Jamie’s Graphics, Third Baptist Church, The St. John Coltrane African Orthodox Church,Diocese of California Peace, Justice, and Hunger Commission, S.N.I.G, The New Fellowship Institutional Church, The Magic Zone, Fillmore Farmers Market,

St. Augustine Episcopal Church, Africana Studies Dept. @ San Francisco State, Department of Dance – Laney College, Meadow Livingston School, Gussies Chicken and Waffles, Teri’s Boutique, Charlie’s Pharmacy, Sheba’s Lounge, Rasselas Jazz Club, The Village Dancers of Crossroads, Dance Kaiso, Malik Seneferu, Brotha’ Clint, Kwanza Morton, Carl Barnes, Glenda Smith @ Greasy Spoon Catering, Delaine Irvin, Charles Dixon & Associates, Santi Hucklaby, Cheap Pete’s Framing, The Village Project Advisory Board; funded in part by the Dept. of Public Health

 

 

 

About the Village Project

Adrian Williams is the founder of The Village Project, a youth service organization focusing on education and cultural enrichment for youth and their families in the Western Addition. She has revived the celebration of Kwanzaa throughout San Francisco, by connecting traditionally African American communities for this celebration.

 

 

 

About the Bayview Y

The YMCA has long been at the forefront of providing quality, free or low-cost programming for youth and families. Their programs are run by caring, experienced staff with a focus on youth development principles: safety, relationship building, skill building, community involvement, and meaningful youth participation.  The Bayview Hunters Point Y has been the co-sponsor for the San Francisco Kwanzaa Celebration for the past four years.

 

 

 

Donations:

 

Help us to continue this important community celebration.  Please send donations to: 

 

The Village Project

 

2097 Turk Street

 

San Francisco, CA  94115

 

415-424-2980

 

www.thevillageprojectsf.org

 

http://www.youtube.com/user/fillmovillageproject,

 

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Have a Blessed Day!
Adrian Williams, Executive Director The Village Project www.thevillageprojectsf.org 415-424-2980

 

Dec/30/2012 7th Annual San Francisco Kwanzaa Celebration: NIA

Posted by cwilliams • December 30th, 2012

NIA (purpose):  To make our collective vocation the building and developing of our community in order to restore our people to their traditional greatness

Sunday, Dec. 30th: 1 pm – Third Baptist, 1399 McAllister Street @ Pierce, featuring the Tolson Family Dancers;  6 pm – African American Arts & Culture Complex, 762 Fulton @ Webster

Dec/29/2012 7th Annual San Francisco Kwanzaa Celebration: UJAMAA

Posted by cwilliams • December 29th, 2012

UJAMAA (cooperative economics): To build and maintain our own stores, shops and other businesses and to profit from them together

Sat, Dec 29th: 1 pm – MoMagic @ Ella Hill Hutch, 1050 McAllister @ Webster (Young Entrepreneurs in Action);  4 pm – Potrero Hill Family Resource Center @ Potrero Hill Recreation Center, 801 Arkansas Street @ 22nd Street

 

Dec/28/2012 7th Annual San Francisco Kwanzaa Celebration: UJIMA

Posted by cwilliams • December 28th, 2012

UJIMA (collective work and responsibility): To build and maintain our community together and make our brother’s and sister’s problems our problems and solve them together

Friday, Dec. 28th1 pm – WAFRC/Western Addition Senior Center (Queen Adah), 1390 Turk @ Fillmore (An Inter-Generational Moment), performance by Jay’e & Friends; 5:30 pm – Bayview Y/Bayview Library, 1601 Lane Street 

Dec/27/2012 7th Annual San Francisco Kwanzaa Celebration: KUJICHAGULIA

Posted by cwilliams • December 27th, 2012

Websites: www.kwanzaasanfrancisco.com;     www.thevillageprojectsf.org

 

ALL EVENTS ARE FREE & OPEN TO THE COMMUNITY

 

 

KUJICHAGULIA (self-determination): To define ourselves, name ourselves, create for ourselves and speak for ourselves 

 

Thursday, Dec. 27th2 pm – Hamilton Recreation Center (A Celebration of Dance), 1900 Geary @ Steiner;   performances by Dept. of Dance – Laney College, The Village Dancers of Crossroads, & The San Francisco Sea Hawks;  7 pm – OMI FRC/Minnie & Lovie Rec, 650 Capitol Ave @ Montana, performance by the Jah Summit Reggae Band

 

Dec/26/2012 7th Annual San Francisco Kwanzaa Celebration: UMOJA

Posted by cwilliams • December 26th, 2012

Websites: www.kwanzaasanfrancisco.com;     www.thevillageprojectsf.org

 

ALL EVENTS ARE FREE & OPEN TO THE COMMUNITY

 

Full Calendar of Kwanzaa Events, December 26, 2012 through January 1, 2013

 

UMOJA (unity):  To strive for and maintain unity in the family, community, nation and race       Wednesday, Dec. 26th: 12 Noon – City Hall Rotunda, 1 Dr. Carlton Goodlett Way (A Pre-Celebration of The Emancipation Proclamation); Keynote speakers:  Dr. Amos C. Brown, Pastor of Third Baptist Church & Ms. Gina Fromm, District Vice President, YMCA of San Francisco; 7 pm – West Bay Conference Center, 1290 Fillmore @ Eddy, Performance by Bernard Anderson & the Old School Band

Dec/26/2012 Kwanzaa

Posted by cwilliams • December 26th, 2012

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7th Annual San Francisco Kwanzaa Celebration

Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation

December 26, 2012 through January 1, 2013


SAN FRANCISCO — The Village Project and the Bayview Y present San Francisco’s 7th Annual Kwanzaa, featuring a special celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. This year’s event will again highlight the seven principles of Kwanzaa (Nguzo Saba), with 14 free events taking place over seven days throughout San Francisco. Each celebration begins with a spiritual ceremony, followed by a feast, live entertainment, and a lighting of one of the seven candles of the Kinara. The many performers will include rhythm & blues bands such as the Soul Mechanix and Bernard Anderson & the Old School Band.

 

The seven-day celebration opens at San Francisco City Hall at noon on Wednesday, December 26th, with a keynote address from Dr. Amos C. Brown, Pastor of Third Baptist Church, and a special recognition of Tempie Priestly, Executive Director of Renaissance Parents of Success, for her service to youth, families and the community of Bayview/Hunters Point. Other highlights of this year’s Kwanzaa celebration include “A Celebration of our Elders” at Westbay Conference Center, 7:00 p.m. on December 26th; “A Celebration of Dance”, featuring The Village Dancers of Crossroads and the Laney College Dance Department at Hamilton Rec Center, 2:00 p.m. on Dec. 27th ; “A Celebration of The Emancipation Proclamation” at 2:00 p.m. on Jan 1st at The Bayview Opera House/Ruth Williams Memorial Theatre; and “A Night of Gospel” at St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church at 6 pm, featuring Emmit Powell & the Gospel Elite and Kevan Peabody leading the First Friendship Institutional Church’s Praise Team..

 

Websites: www.kwanzaasanfrancisco.com; www.thevillageprojectsf.org

 

ALL EVENTS ARE FREE & OPEN TO THE COMMUNITY

 

Full Calendar of Kwanzaa Events, December 26, 2012 through January 1, 2013

 

UMOJA (unity): To strive for and maintain unity in the family, community, nation and race Wednesday, Dec. 26th: 12 Noon – City Hall Rotunda, 1 Dr. Carlton Goodlett Way (A Pre-Celebration of The Emancipation Proclamation); Keynote speakers: Dr. Amos C. Brown, Pastor of Third Baptist Church & Ms. Gina Fromm, District Vice President, YMCA of San Francisco; 7 pm – West Bay Conference Center, 1290 Fillmore @ Eddy, Performance by Bernard Anderson & the Old School Band

 

KUJICHAGULIA (self-determination): To define ourselves, name ourselves, create for ourselves and speak for ourselves

Thursday, Dec. 27th: 2 pm – Hamilton Recreation Center (A Celebration of Dance), 1900 Geary @ Steiner; performances by Dept. of Dance – Laney College, The Village Dancers of Crossroads, & The San Francisco Sea Hawks; 7 pm – OMI FRC/Minnie & Lovie Rec, 650 Capitol Ave @ Montana, performance by the Jah Summit Reggae Band

 

UJIMA (collective work and responsibility): To build and maintain our community together and make our brother’s and sister’s problems our problems and solve them together

Friday, Dec. 28th: 1 pm – WAFRC/Western Addition Senior Center (Queen Adah), 1390 Turk @ Fillmore (An Inter-Generational Moment), performance by Jay’e & Friends; 5:30 pm – Bayview Y/Bayview Library, 1601 Lane Street

 

UJAMAA (cooperative economics): To build and maintain our own stores, shops and other businesses and to profit from them together

Sat, Dec 29th: 1 pm – MoMagic @ Ella Hill Hutch, 1050 McAllister @ Webster (Young Entrepreneurs in Action); 4 pm – Potrero Hill Family Resource Center @ Potrero Hill Recreation Center, 801 Arkansas Street @ 22nd Street

 

NIA (purpose): To make our collective vocation the building and developing of our community in order to restore our people to their traditional greatness

Sunday, Dec. 30th: 1 pm – Third Baptist, 1399 McAllister Street @ Pierce, featuring the Tolson Family Dancers; 6 pm – African American Arts & Culture Complex, 762 Fulton @ Webster

 

KUUMBA (creativity): To do always as much as we can, in the way we can, in order to leave our community more beautiful and beneficial than we inherited it

Monday, Dec. 31st: 2 pm – The Jazz Heritage Center/Yoshi’s, 1330 Fillmore, performance by Soul Mechanix; 6 pm – Augusta Collins Blues Band @ Marcus Book Store, 1712 Fillmore @ Post.

 

IMANI (faith): To believe with all our heart in our people, our parents, our teachers, our leaders and the righteousness and victory of our struggle

Tuesday, Jan. 1st: 2 pm – Bayview Opera House Ruth Williams Memorial Theatre, 4705 Third Street @ Oakdale (Celebration of The Emancipation Proclamation); 6 pm – Union of Black Episcopalians/St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church, (A Night of Gospel), 2097 Turk @ Lyons; performances by Emmit Powell & The Gospel Elite, along with Kevan Peabody & the First Friendship Institutional Church’s Praise Team, Dr. Dorothy Tsuruta, Chair/Professor – Africana Studies, San Francisco State University.

 

About Kwanzaa

 

Created by Dr. Maulana Karenga in 1966, Kwanzaa is celebrated annually by more than 30 million people worldwide, over seven days from December 26 to January 1. The values of Kwanzaa, Nguzo Saba (The Seven Principles), are critical tools for addressing the issues facing the African-American community.

Ceremonies will be led by Brotha’ Clint, Kwanza Morton and Malik Seneferu. There will be a candle lighting & pouring of libation ceremony, live entertainment & a feast at each event. For more information visit:

 

Community Partners

 

The Bayview Y, Mayor’s Office of Economics & Workforce Development MOEWD), Union of Black Episcopalians, Episcopal Charities, St. Mary’s of the Virgin Episcopal Church, Renaissance Parents of Success, Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services (MONS), West Bay Conference Center, The Bayview Opera House – The Ruth Williams Memorial Theatre, Western Addition Family Resource Center, Urban Solutions, African American Arts & Culture Center, OMI Family Resource Center, Potrero Hill Family Resource Center, Potrero Hill Rec Center, Marcus Book Store, African American Holistic Wellness Program, Black Film Festival, Planet Fillmore Communications, Minnie & Lovie Rec Center, Bayview Public Library, The Jazz Heritage Center, Yoshi’s, Hamilton Rec Center, St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church, Western Addition Senior Center, The Fillmore Center, Jamie’s Graphics, Third Baptist Church, The St. John Coltrane African Orthodox Church, Diocese of California Peace, Justice, and Hunger Commission, S.N.I.G, The New Fellowship Institutional Church, The Magic Zone, St. Augustine Episcopal Church, Africana Studies Dept. @ San Francisco State, Department of Dance – Laney College, Meadow Livingston School, Gussies Chicken and Waffles, Teri’s Boutique, Charlie’s Pharmacy, The Village Dancers of Crossroads, Dance Kaiso, Malik Seneferu, Brotha’ Clint, Kwanza Morton, Carl Barnes, Glenda Smith @ Greasy Spoon Catering, Delaine Irvin, Santi Hucklaby, Cheap Pete’s Framing, The Village Project Advisory Board; funded in part by the Dept. of Public Health

 

About the Village Project

 

Adrian Williams is the founder of The Village Project, a youth service organization focusing on education and cultural enrichment for youth and their families in the Western Addition. She has revived the celebration of Kwanzaa throughout San Francisco, by connecting traditionally African American communities for this celebration.

 

About the Bayview Y

 

The YMCA has long been at the forefront of providing quality, free or low-cost programming for youth and families. Their programs are run by caring, experienced staff with a focus on youth development principles: safety, relationship building, skill building, community involvement, and meaningful youth participation. The Bayview Hunters Point Y has been the co-sponsor for the San Francisco Kwanzaa Celebration for the past four years.

 

Donations:

Help us to continue this important community celebration. Please send donations to:

The Village Project

2097 Turk Street

San Francisco, CA 94115

415-424-2980

www.thevillageprojectsf.org

http://www.youtube.com/user/fillmovillageproject,

Dec/21/2012 Western Addition Beacon Center Holiday Celebration

Posted by cwilliams • December 21st, 2012

Hello,

 

Hope you are as excited as we are about the Holidays.

 

November is almost to an end and we are getting ready for our December activities. 

 

We are starting off with our Annual Toy Drive for our Christmas Toy Giveaway at our Community Holiday Event.  The WA Beacon Toy Drive is four weeks, Monday, November 19, through Wednesday, December 19.  We’re collecting new toys, winter clothing or gift cards with a retail value of $20 or more for all youth ages. All donations will be given to youth living in the Western Addition Community on December 21, 2012 at our Community Holiday Event. Please see the flyer attached for locations, more locations will be added.

 

Please also save the date for these upcoming events, flyers to follow.

 

  • ·         December 19th (Wednesday) 5:30 – 7:00 Holiday Arts and Crafts Family Night in the John Muir Cafeteria
  • ·         December 21st (Friday) 4:30 – 6:30 pm WA Beacon Holiday Celebration in the John Muir Auditorium

Also, please take a moment to like our WA Beacon Facebook Page for updates and event information.  We appreciate your continued support.

Thank you,

Event – Toy Drive 2012

Tulsi Pi
Family and Community Outreach Coordinator
WESTERN ADDITION BEACON CENTER

Dec/20/2012 Caroling the Fillmore

Posted by cwilliams • December 20th, 2012

I hope this finds you well! Attached is an flyer to invite youth agencies to join the Booker T. group in caroling through the Fillmore.

Caroling down the fillmore
Jerry Trotter
Programs
Booker T. Washington CSC
(415) 928-6596 office
www.btwcsc.org

Dec/19/2012 Up On Top Holiday Party Wednesday December 19th, 2012 5:30-7:30p​m

Posted by cwilliams • December 19th, 2012

Hello everyone,
This is just a friendly reminder that YOU ALL are invited to the Up On Top 2012 Holiday Party tomorrow night, Dec 19th at our 1187 Franklin Street church site.
The party will begin at 5:30pm and we’ll have some wonderful performances from students, parent raffle prizes, volunteer and staff appreciation,a delicious feast and many more holiday treats.
We are very thankful for all the love and support we have received this year and look forward to celebrating and showing you how much we appreciate you.
See you then,
Silena