Medgar Evers College and People of the Sun-Middle Passage Collective Invite Community to Celebrate Kwanzaa, Enjoy Free Holiday Meal During Difficult Times

December 17, 2009 | Medgar Evers College

Medgar Evers College, CUNY and the People of the Sun–Middle Passage Collective will hold their annual Feeding the Needy dinner from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Kwanzaa Celebration from 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 19, at 1150 Carroll Street, Brooklyn, NY 11225: dinner will be held in the cafeteria and the Kwanzaa celebration shall take place in the gymnasium. These events are free and open to the public. All those wishing to celebrate are welcomed.

“The Collective offers this day of celebration, hope and caring for residents of Central Brooklyn,” said Medgar Evers College Education Professor Dr. Nancy Lester and College Photographer Tony Akeem, in a joint statement. “Whatever circumstances people may find themselves in this year, this event promises to be a joyful, uplifting occasion.”

Feeding the Needy provides a free holiday dinner to those in homeless shelters and members of the community in need, as well as toys for children who might otherwise go without. The Kwanzaa Celebration includes an African marketplace with vendors, and a variety of artistic and cultural performances throughout the evening, including drumming, spoken-word, dance and Reggae music.

These events are sponsored by the Medgar Evers College Student Government Association, the Medgar Evers College Drama Club, the African Heritage Club, the Office of Student Life, the New Horizons Project, Akeem Collections, and the People of the Sun–Middle Passage Collective, a nonprofit, community-based organization sponsoring a variety of programs enriching the Central Brooklyn community.

For further information please call (718) 270-4902 or e-mail: nlester@mec.cuny.edu.

About Medgar Evers College, CUNY

Medgar Evers College was founded in 1970 through the efforts from educators and community leaders in central Brooklyn. The College is named after Medgar Wiley Evers, a Mississippi-born black civil rights activist who was assassinated on June 12, 1963. The College is divided into four schools: The School of Business; The School of Professional and Community Development; The School of Liberal Arts and Education; and The School of Science, Health, and Technology. Through these Schools, the College offers 29 associate and baccalaureate degree programs, as well as certificate programs in fields such as English, Nursing, and Accounting. Medgar Evers College also operates several co-curricular and external programs and associated centers such as the Male Development and Empowerment Center, the Center for Women’s Development, the Center for Black Literature, and The DuBois Bunche Center for Public Policy.