Kwanzaa celebration Dec. 27 in Bakersfield

FILE -- A Kwanzaa event is held Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016, in Bakersfield, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX photo)

A Kwanzaa celebration is set for Dec. 27 in Bakersfield.

The community event will be hosted by the Bakersfield Department of Recreation and Parks, the local NAACP and others.

The free celebration is set for 1-5 p.m. at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center on South Owens Street.

Organizers say the theme is "celebrating, building, and strengthening family, community and cultural bonds."

For more information, call Bakari Sanyu, director of The Sankofa Collective, at (661) 319-7611.

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