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  • Kutoa is a Swahili word that means giving
  • Currently During Kwanzaa, Safe Black Space asks the community to identify and nominate families needing extra support.  We recognize seven local (Sacramento) Black families for each of the seven days/principles of Kwanzaa, a holiday that honors African Americans’ ancestral roots and highlights cultural values, family, and community.  These families receive a monetary gift card and other zawadi’s (gifts) on the last day of Kwanzaa – January 1st to usher in a yearlong celebration of the principles of Kwanzaa.