Kwanzaa is a weeklong celebration of family, community and culture, celebrated in the African American community in celebration of African heritage.
During this week-long celebration, each day is named after the seven principles of Kwanzaa that is also known as Nguzu Saba, the seven principles of African Heritage. The principles are: Umoja (Unity), Kujichagulia (Self-determination), Ujima (Collective work and responsibility), Ujamaa (Cooperative economics), Nia (Purpose), Kuumba (Creativity), and Imani (Faith).
The theater department at Utica College puts on a production for the campus, families, and the community every semester. Many students are exposed to these plays through their theater classes because they are required to attend while other students attend the shows to support their friends. Productions here at UC are produced by top theater students and the strong faculty they have behind them. Many colleges put on productions that are known very well by their audience, but the theater department strives to expose the community to new and sometimes unheard of titles.
Connections can be the jumpstart any college student may need after walking across the graduation stage.
College students often hear how important it is to keep in touch with alumni or other important people they meet because of the benefits those relationships can have. Landing that dream job can become a lot easier when they have someone in the field to provide guidance. That is what networking is about, making those connections to get connected.
“The only thing that separates women of color from anyone else is opportunity,” Viola Davis said at the 2015 Emmy Awards show.
It is no secret that women of color are often looked down upon as not good enough or discriminated against because of how their name is spelled on their resume. It is no secret that more often than not, these women are just as qualified as any other person who applied for that same job or internship.