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OUR STORY

KwanzaaMe is the manifestation of our love of Black people, Black culture, and honoring Black traditions. We peeped how Juneteenth--June 19, 2020--was the first time many people on a individual, community, and corporate level recognized and celebrated how Black Ancestors got their freedom, and we wanna keep that same energy with Kwanzaa—a time when we can plan what our freedom looks like.

 

After seeing a lack of culturally responsive, Kwanzaa supplies and education, we filled the need and began to provide specially curated Kwanzaa Kits and have since expanded our offerings to include cultural programming and education.  KwanzaaMe’s mission is to play an essential role in the increase of celebrating Kwanzaa, and cultivating the Kwanzaa everyday lifestyle that is rooted in embodying the Kwanzaa principles. 

We are excited to build bridges between where we are, and where we want to go as individuals, family, and community by celebrating community, family and values. So order a Kinara, light a candle, and join ya KwaanzaMe Kin! #KwanzaaMePlease

“KwanzaaMe is more than a Kinara, it’s a cultural experience.”

-Founder, Lawrielle West

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ABOUT THE CREATOR

Lawrielle West, Creator of KwanzaaMe

 

Born and raised on the Westside of Detroit, Lawrielle  began her woodworking journey at Barnabus Youth Center, where  she learned to professionally produce wooden crafts. Combined with  years of community organizing experience, and a passion for community and shared values, she embraces a Kwanzaa everyday lifestyle with open arms  

Affiliations

  • Cass Technical High School

  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

  • University of Michigan

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