Broward County African American Research Library and Cultural Center (AARLCC) presents yearlong Vicennial Celebrations that will span the entire year in 2022!
As our year-long celebration comes to an end we wish the best to you and your family! But before we close out our Vicennial of Black Excellence, it's Kwanzaa Time! This year we will introduce a Kwanzaa Night Market for the entire family celebrating and honoring the principles of Nguzo Saba.
Kwanzaa (/ˈkwɑːn.zə/) is an annual celebration of African American culture that is held from December 26 to January 1. This year's festival will coincide with the second day of Kwanzaa which encourages Kujichagulia, or ‘Self-Determination’. Focusing on self-determination, this event is AARLCC’s offering where we provide the community with holistic workshops on health, wellness, and purpose. Building on our past celebrations, SoFlo Kwanzaa Experience introduced programs geared towards healing and restoring our communities and as we explore the importance of health and wellness, our 2022 SoFlo Kwanzaa Experience theme is Black Health and Wellness: Supporting Holistic Entrepreneurship. Putting into practice the principles of Kwanzaa every day, we are building a collaborative network individuals, families, and communities to create a five-year Kwanzaa plan for 2021- 2026, and we are excited to reveal our 2023 theme during this year’s festivities!
For additional information on the SoFlo Kwanzaa Experience please contact 954-357-6282.
This event is presented by the Broward County African-American Research Library and Cultural Center (AARLCC); produced by Sankofa's Child Inc (Nzingah Oniwosan); and sponsored by the Friends of the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center.
About the African American Research Library and Cultural Center
The Broward County African American Research Library and Cultural Center (AARLCC) is located in the Sistrunk community, one of the oldest historically Black communities named for one of Fort Lauderdale’s first Black physicians. Opening to the public on October 26, 2002, AARLCC became the third public library of its kind in the United States dedicated to the study of Black history and culture. The 60,000 square-foot Center serves as a repository of materials related to the local, national, and international voices of the African diaspora with more than 85,000 books, manuscripts, artifacts, framed art, print, photography, audiovisual, and documents held in our Adult Services Section and Special Collections. The Youth Services Section features a special collection of Coretta Scott King Award books and the Ashley Bryan Art Collection from illustrators of African Descent. AARLCC also features a 5,000 sq. ft. museum, a 300-seat state-of-the-art theatre, and a Computer Training Center.