Latino Education and Advocacy Days (LEAD) Video Recordings

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Video recording of the capstone address “Multicultural Unity, Education and Struggle: Some Essential Principles and Practices," with Featured Speaker Dr. Maulana Karenga.


Dr. Maulana Karenga is professor and chair of Africana Studies at California State University, Long Beach. He holds two Ph.D.s, one in political science and the other in social ethics with a focus in classical African ethics of ancient Egypt.

An activist-scholar of national and international recognition, Dr. Karenga has played a major role in Black intellectual and political culture since the 60’s, especially in Black Studies, and the Black Power, Black Arts, Million Man March/Day of Absence and other social movements. He is also the executive director of the African American Cultural Center (Us), the Kawaida Institute of Pan-African Studies and chair of the National Association of Kawaida Organizations.

Moreover, he is the creator of the pan-African cultural holiday Kwanzaa and the Nguzo Saba and the author of Kawaida philosophy out of which both were conceived and developed. He is also author of numerous scholarly articles and books, including: Kwanzaa: A Celebration of Family, Community and Culture; Introduction to Black Studies; Odu Ifa: The Ethical Teachings; Maat, The Moral Ideal in Ancient Egypt: A Study in Classical African Ethics, and Kawaida and Questions of Life and Struggle.

He is also subject of a new book by Molefi Asante titled, Maulana Karenga: An Intellectual Portrait. Currently he is writing a book on the social and ethical philosophy of Malcolm X titled, The Liberation Ethics of Malcolm X: Critical Consciousness, Moral Grounding and Transformative Practice.


  • Introduction / Moderator: Dr. Angela Clark-Louque, Professor and Chair, Department of Educational Leadership & Technology, CSUSB
  • Featured Speaker: Dr. Maulana Karenga, Professor and Chair, Department of Africana Studies at CSULB, and creator of the pan-African cultural holiday Kwanzaa