Luther College hosts Kwanzaa festival on Dec. 8

Luther College Center for Intercultural Engagement and Student Success will host their annual Kwanzaa festival featuring the talents of students of African descent. This event coincides with the BSU's 50th anniversary celebration.

The Kwanzaa celebration is at 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, in Peace Dining Room on the second floor of Luther's Dahl Centennial Union. The event is open to Luther students with no charge for admission; faculty, staff and community members for $5 per ticket. Signup is available at https://tinyurl.com/y79vbftl. Payments can be made at the door of the event or in the Center for Intercultural Engagement and Student Success. The signup deadline is Wednesday, Dec 5.

Kwanzaa was created in the 1960s in the point in American history where African Americans and those who supported their causes marched, organized, petitioned, demanded and shamed society into making changes to the political, economic and social landscapes to include them.

The Center for Intercultural Engagement and Student Success is a student-centered office that focuses on student engagement and success, building intercultural relationships and guiding students towards self-agency for their futures. It works with student identity and interest groups to promote inter and intra-group collaboration and understanding and strengthen leadership opportunities and intercultural competence skills.

A national liberal arts college with an enrollment of 2,005, Luther offers an academic curriculum that leads to the Bachelor of Arts degree in more than 60 majors and pre-professional programs. For more information about Luther visit the college's website: http://www.luther.edu.