Wednesday, December 28, 2011

kwanzaa Day 3 Ujima Collective Work and Responsiblity

Habari Gani      Response is Ujima

Today is the third day of Kwanzaa "Ujima" which stands for collective work and responsibility. We see this happening across the country in the Local First movements, domestic violence, community gardens and so many other areas. People are trying to regain that "community feeling". We have become such a mobile society in the past 20 or thirty years that community has been lost. 

I personally love it when I see people come together to create a community garden or to refurbish a park or play field. To see folks come together for something other than a funeral. Yes it is important that we honor tragic victims and see to it that they given honorable burials. We also need to come together to create the kind of community that we are proud to live in. We can no longer hide behind closed doors and hope someone else takes care of the problems. We have to stand up and be a part of the solution. Saying ,"I'm only one person and can't make a difference " was never valid. Each of us no matter how small can make a difference. Combined we are an engine that can. (Ask Former Arizona Legislator Russell Pearce).

What are you doing to be responsible and work collectively in your community? Please share what you're doing, another community may be able to use your project or action.

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  1. An insightful blog.Best wishes for your future posts.

  2. I'm so glad that you are posting about Kwanzaa! I've always been curious about the different days and meanings, and I'm glad to learn more. Thanks for your post!

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