The sixth day of Kwanzaa
This one is especially near to my heart: the principle of Kuumba, creativity! The only way to build a vibrant community is through the creative devotion of the people within it.
Just as the arts can help revive a dying neighborhood, so can the application of creative energy build positive bridges of hope, where before there were only walls of separation. Our whole country desperately needs this kind of creative healing.
What better, more hopeful task can we set ourselves upon than that, this New Year’s Eve?
IMAGES: Many thanks to Jeffrey St. Clair via LinkedIn’s SlideShare, for the nicely designed symbol image and “seven principles” slide, to the Pinterest board of Students at the Center Hub for the Mae C. Jemison quote, and to SororitySugar’s Tumblr (tagged Gamma-Sigma-Sigma) via Pinterest, for the Mitch Albom quote.