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Berkshire Group To Hold Virtual Kwanzaa Event

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Women of Color Giving Circle

The Women of Color Giving Circle of the Berkshiresis holding a community celebration of Kwanzaa next week.

Founder Shirley Edgerton says this year’s virtual event will explore one of the week-long holiday’s seven core principles.

“Given the year of upheaval, divisiveness that has been created, I would say, by our political differences and political leadership, we thought that it would be appropriate to choose the Kwanzaa principle of unity, Umoja,” she told WAMC.

Kwanzaa, which celebrates African and African American culture, begins December 26th and runs through January 1st. The Women of Color Giving Circle of the Berkshires virtual Kwanzaa event is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Tuesday, December 29th.

Josh Landes has been WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief since February 2018, following stints at WBGO Newark and WFMU East Orange. A passionate advocate for Western Massachusetts, Landes was raised in Pittsfield and attended Hampshire College in Amherst, receiving his bachelor's in Ethnomusicology and Radio Production. His free time is spent with his cat Harry, experimental electronic music, and exploring the woods.
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