Happy Holidays! A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to All

To our phenomenal community – members, staff, volunteers, board, partners, clients, vendors, attendees of our programs, and all our supporters/donors across the globe, we wish you a safe, happy and wonderful holiday season as you celebrate with your loved ones!  Merry Christmas, happy Kwanzaa and Happy Hanukkah…!

As we celebrate Christmas (December 25), let us be inspired by the story of the birth of Christ, and reflect on the true meaning of humility, sacrifice, rebirth, hope, love and faith in our lives and communities.

As we celebrate Kwanzaa (December 26 to January 1), let us reflect on the 7 principles of Kwanzaa as espoused by Maulana Karenga, which represent African communal philosophy and heritage, and a celebration of our diverse and unique cultures, communities and families. (Learn more about the seven principles of Kwanzaa).

As we look forward to the new year, let us also use this period as an opportunity to re-examine and re-imagine our collective and individual histories, lived experiences and realities, and rededicate our lives to service to family, community and country. Let us continue to grow and learn as we navigate our multi-cultural, multi-ethnic and multi-religious spaces with a lens of justice, empathy, inclusion and equity, in a fast evolving, inter-connected and complex world.

May 2023 and beyond be everything we all hope for!

Once again, we appreciate your participation and support, and look forward to more celebrations and co-creation in the new year. Thank you!

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