I was asked to make this poster for the Diaspora Conference of 2009. The leaders of the conference asked that a poster be created revolving around the main beliefs of Kwanzaa, and that the definitions of these beleifs be also included into it. The 7 beliefs that Kwanzaa is based around are:
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In an attempt to include all of these beleifs in my final poster, I decided that I would create a little graphic representation of each belief and a definition of it encompassing the representation. For Ujamaa, I created a heart linking dollar signs together, representing the will of the people to share their wealth. For Kujichagulia, I decided to create a block figure of a person running much in the stance a football player does before a hard tackle. This represented perseverence and determination. For Imani, I decided to create a cloud, representing religion and faith. For Ujima, I designed a basket, which the many people of a village would put their work into as they contribute in helping their cause. Essentially, I designed what I would think would be a good representation of the belief associated with it.
The poster was chosen to be sold as well at the conference.