december, 2018

15dec11:00 am4:30 pmFestival of Photons-African American Holiday Traditions


Event Details

11:00am-2:00pm 7 Principles of LightAfrican American Holiday Traditions 

11:00-11:15am Umoja – A Creative Introduction of African American Cultures  and Traditions, lead organization, Oak Ridge Alumnae  Chapter Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. 

11:15-11:30am Ujima – Kwanza Presentation and Candle Light Ceremony, lead organization, Knoxville Chapter Jack and Jill of America, Inc. 

11:30-11:45am Kuumba – African Drum/Dance Performance, Indigenous Vibes 

11:45-11:55am Ujamaa – Cooperative Economics 

11:55-12:05am Nia – Purpose 

12:05-12:20pm Kujichagulia – Christmas Memories from Scarboro, Story Telling of Oak Ridge African American Residents, lead organization, Xi Iota Omega Chapter Alpha Kappa Alpha, Inc. 

12:20-12:35pm Imani – Christmas Spirituals – Oak Valley Baptist Church 

12:35-12:40pm Kuumba – Introduction of Yo STEM and activity demonstration 

12:40-12:45pm Closing Remarks and Introduction of Dr. Claus 

12:45-1:15pm Kuumba (activity) – STEM Light Experiments for Youth, Youth 

Outreach in Science Technology Engineering and Math 

10:30-11:30am Light on Lightwith Kris Light, hands-on activities related to light, LASERS, and optical fibers – AMSE activity in Lab I 

3:00-4:30pm Let There be Light,Award-winning documentary on ITER and the world’s pursuit of nuclear fusion as an energy source 


(Saturday) 11:00 am - 4:30 pm


American Museum of Science and Energy

115 Main Street

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