Kwanzaa Celebration at Cal Lutheran Thousand Oaks on Thursday, December 8, 2016

Cal Lutheran to host Kwanzaa celebration

Free event includes ceremony, food, music and dance

California Lutheran University’s Black Student Union is hosting a Kwanzaa celebration from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8.

The free community event featuring food, performances and a ceremony will be held in the Kingsmen Room of the Student Union on the Thousand Oaks campus.

Cal Lutheran students will present the principles and symbols of Kwanzaa. The celebration of heritage will include authentic African and African-American food, a libation ceremony, arts and crafts, music and dance.

Millions of African-Americans observe Kwanzaa from Dec. 26 to Jan. 1 each year. It is a special time when families and friends unite to strengthen and encourage one another.

The Student Union is located at 3391 Mountclef Blvd

Cal Lutheran’s Black Student Union and Office of Multicultural Programs are sponsoring the event. For more information, contact Linda Boberg at or 805-493-3323.