Rick Seymour

Ujima – others problems are our problems, solve them together.

Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility) To build and maintain our community together and make our brothers’ and sisters’ problems our problems and to solve them together.

This is from the African America holiday “Kwanzaa” established in only 1966 by Dr. Maulana Karenga to keep alive the traditions and ideals of social responsibility. The tag line that you see above “I am what I am because of who we all are” from the African Ubuntu makes us all aware that we are a product of our environment and the people around us, that our morals and goals are influenced from a young age.

While we form these ideals from a young age it is important to know that these ideals are very localised and that even on the European continent there are subtle yet definable differences. I am hoping that I get the opportunity to find more subtle cultural differences between communities and the socio-moral ideals that flow through them.

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Everything about Kwanzaa

Wikipedia article

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