Ujima is the third principle or day of Kwanzaa. Although Kwanzaa is rooted in African-American culture, the principles of Kwanzaa support our belief that we are all connected and we must address the needs of our brothers and sisters regardless of our differences.
"To build and maintain our community together and to make our brother's and sister's problems, our problems and to solve them together." - Ujima principle
The Ujima Institute was founded by
Dr. Lisa VanHoose. As a physical therapist and scientist, she believes that individual and societal wellness requires village-like efforts.
However, the Institute works due to the efforts of many, not just its owner and founder.