Kwanza 2021

Kwanzaa 2021 at The African American Museum

December 26, 2021

Kwanzaa is a time for families and communities to come together to remember the past and to celebrate African American culture.


Sharon Lewis of @PennNeurology and Paul Stephens of @PennCardiology spoke about seeding wellness and self-care at last week's Kwanzaa celebration at @aampmuseum. 

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Dr. Sharon Lewis presented “Seeding Wellness and Self-Care”.  Dr. Lewis’ talk was around the Kwanzaa theme of Unity and tied it so nicely with 7 principles within the wellness wheel. She captured every age, gender, and race of the audience. Dr. Lewis’ husband, son and daughter attended as were some of our family members.  Click here to see the video.

Sonja Ogden of the CPUP Antiracism Committee and Neurology Community and Social Action Committee and Lisa Henry of the CPUP Antiracism Committee are also both members of speaker series subcommittee. They partnered with Ivan Henderson of AAMP to identify these phenomenal Penn Professors who were excited to participate in this worthy celebration. Sonja’s son Tamir Clark and Lisa’s son Peter Henry greeted guests and provided items from the Penn Resource table.  Chinwe Nwadiogbu of Family Medicine & Community Healthy also volunteered at the event and assisted with the Penn Medicine resource table.

Dr. Lewis’ participation was facilitated by the CPUP Committee for Antiracism.

​The African American Museum in Philadelphia is the first institution built by a major United States city to house and interpret the life and work of African Americans. Our doors are open for your enjoyment and enlightenment. Visit us and experience the richness and vibrancy of African American heritage and culture come alive in four magnificent exhibition galleries filled with exciting history and fascinating art.