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December 10, 2020 to December 10, 2020
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Anacostia Community Museum, 1901 Fort Place SE, Washington, District of Columbia, United States, 20020

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Thursday, December 10, 2020, 2:30 - 3:15 pm

Kwanzaa is a seven-day festival that celebrates African and African American culture and history introduced by Dr. Maulana Karenga in 1966 in the United States.  Join us as Mr. New-School, Brian Barber, walk us through the 7 principles of Kwanzaa and create a hands-on craft using easy to find materials.

Brian Barber is an educator, rapper, and author born in Washington D.C. and raised in Fort Washington, Maryland. His experience as an educator and writer allows him to effectively produce educational materials for school age children. Brian has worked in the educational field since 2003 as an educator in Prince George's County, Maryland. During those years he taught music to students in pre-kindergarten through sixth grade as well as mathematics, science, health, reading, language arts and social studies to grades two and five. Brian has also performed as a hip-hop artist for many years. The many talents that Brian developed have given him a special blend of artistry.

Brian earned a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from Bowie State University in Maryland, a second Bachelor's Degree in Visual Communication Digital Media Arts (VCDMA) from Bowie State University as well, and a Master's Degree in Education at Trinity University in Washington D.C. Through this unique combination of skills and talents Mr. New-School was created. Brian found throughout his years teaching that children respond to topics in which they relate and have an interest, thus he created Mr. New-School.

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To participate in the Kwanzaa craft activity here are the supplies you will need:
Kwanzaa Crown

Materials: Construction Paper (Red, Black, Green), Glue, Glitter Glue, Glitter, Scissors, Markers, Crayons