Thursday, November 16, 2006

UMOJA (unity) Village!

After much anticipation and debate, the Liberty City shantytown has a name: the Umoja Village.

Umoja is the Swahili word for "unity" and one of the principles of Kwanzaa. It is also the name of the Shantytown built in Liberty City.

The naming ceremony was attended by about 50 people, followed by a catered dinner. After the celebration and cleanup, residents are getting ready for bed and another potential rainstorm.

Thank you to everyone who attended the naming ceremony and to all else who sent their well wishes.

Forward from the Umoja Village.


Anonymous said...

I think what the residents of UMOJA are doing is great. It's that kind of pioneer spirit that makes us great and teaches valuable lessons to young people and the next generation. If all else fails - Do it yourself!

DA, Inc.

Harmony said...

Congratulations on your new name! UMOJA is great!