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African American Cultural Center (Us) 
3018 West 48th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90043

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Thanayi A. Karenga 
Society for the Preservation and Promotion of African American Culture 

43rd Annual KIPAS 

 The Kawaida Institute of Pan-African Studies Seminar in Social Theory and Practice

"Kawaida Ways of Engaging the World:     
Definitions, Deep Thinking and Transformative Struggle"



A week-long seminar in Kawaida thought and practice, providing critical analysis, discussion and strategies for addressing major moral and social issues confronting African people and the world, including: the coming U.S. presidential elect6ion; reparations, the goals and struggles; socialism, African and other forms; police violence and community security; food security; human trafficking; healthcare; homelessness and gentrification; quality education, unemployment and poverty; an inclusive immigration; pan-Africanism; peace; environmental care; the centrality of male/female relations; and the interrelated overarching goals of cultural revolution, radical social change and bringing Good in the world.

Philosophical Foundation

The foundation and framework for the seminar is Kawaida philosophy. As defined by its founding theorist, Dr. Maulana Karenga, "Kawaida is an ongoing synthesis of the best of African thought and practice in constant exchange with the world."


  Master Teacher

Dr. Maulana Karenga, Professor and Chair, Department of Africana Studies, CSULB; Chair, The Organization Us; creator of Kwanzaa and Nguzo Saba; author of numerous scholarly articles and books including; Essays on Struggle: Position and Analysis; \ Maat, The Moral Ideal in Ancient Egypt: A Study in Classical African Ethics; \ Kwanzaa: A Celebration of Family, Community and Culture; \ Odu Ifa: The Ethical Teachings \ The Liberation Ethics of Malcolm X: Critical Consciousness, Moral Grounding and Transformative Struggle (forthcoming)