The University of Houston College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences African American Studies program, in partnership with the 41st National Council for Black Studies Conference (NCBS), is hosting a community event on Friday, March 10 at the Shrine of the Black Madonna (5309 Martin Luther King Blvd.) in the Third Ward neighborhood. The event is free and open to the public.
The featured speaker is Maulana Karenga, creator of Kwanzaa, an African-American and Pan-African holiday celebrated throughout the world.  The activist and author is currently a professor and chair of Africana Studies at California State University, Long Beach. He holds two Ph.D. degrees in political science and social ethics.


Free community event hosted by the UH College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences African American Studies program


Kwanzaa founder Maulana Karenga will address the topic: “Thinking Deep About Blackness: Anchoring Insights in Unsettling Times”


7 p.m., Friday March 10
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.


Shrine of the Black Madonna
5309 Martin Luther King Blvd.
Houston, TX 77021

About the University of Houston
The University of Houston is a Carnegie-designated Tier One public research university recognized by The Princeton Review as one of the nation’s best colleges for undergraduate education. UH serves the globally competitive Houston and Gulf Coast Region by providing world-class faculty, experiential learning and strategic industry partnerships. Located in the nation’s fourth-largest city, UH serves more than 43,700 students in the most ethnically and culturally diverse region in the country.

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