Dec 26, “Umoja” means Unity: to strive for and maintain unity in the family, community, nation and race. On this day, we suggest creating a family mission statement reaffirming what the family stands for and affirming the heritage of one’s name. After the family agrees on its mission and guiding principles, each member then signs and agrees that this is what we stand for. Some of the questions you can ask include, what do we stand for as a family and what ways these values can be lived every day. I love doing this because it enables us to share and empower each other.