Black Graduate Student Association to host Kwanzaa extravaganza Dec. 4

November 27, 2019

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State’s Black Graduate Student Association (BGSA), along with the Paul Robeson Cultural Center (PRCC) will host the 21st Annual Kwanzaa extravaganza at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 4, at Heritage Hall in the HUB-Robeson Center, to celebrate self-determination, excellence and achievement in the African American community.

"The Kwanzaa celebration stands today as a prominent winter celebration focused on connecting us back to our heritage," said Latisha Franklin, president of the BGSA. "Penn State’s Kwanzaa celebration will create a special night with music, dance and discussion, with reflection on our connected histories.

“It’s the idea that we have this central belief of greenery, life and coming together to feast. It’s a means of giving members of our organization and members of the local community new grounds to connect on. And that’s a tradition we’d like to continue.”

Dinner will be provided, and the event will include performances by Penn State’s very own PSU Ambitions and Dark Storm Step Team. All are welcome to this free event, but space is limited. For tickets, contact Alexander Vera at, or Cierra Chandler at

This event is sponsored by the BGSA, PRCC, Penn State Educational Equity, the Office of Graduate Educational Equity Program, and the University Park Allocation Committee.

Last Updated December 05, 2019