Quotes from the 2018 Uhuru Health Festival & Flea Market

"We wanted to contribute to Uhuru's mission" - Henry household
"You can't build a dream unless you step out" - Gloski's fine arts
"I participate every month. I'm 84 years old and this gives me something to do rather than being in front of the television" - Sid Merriweather
"The atmosphere was good for our business" - Bath Fitters
"It's a great mixture of local art and treasures where you don't want to miss this event." - Mystical Creations  
“I like to participate in the Uhuru Health Festival and Flea Market to be apart of the community and support Uhuru and get to know my neighbors.” - -Michele Judge 
“Mercy Hospital is here to support our community and create awareness of the Hospital. We’re here to give information and answer questions that people in the community. Everyone is invited to the community block party on June 30th, 2018 to celebrate 100 years of Mercy Hospital in the community.” - Ada Matthews, Mercy Hospital
“We’re here to promote social justice, opportunity, and provide testing for sexually transmitted infections and HIV for young afro-latino and Latino couples” - Galaei

"I partner with Uhuru to provide good services and products to the community. Uhuru has great flea markets, do good service to the community thru the flea market. I appreciate them."




“We are here to build support and relations for refugees in and around the community. We also have blood pressure screenings and eye exams and glasses donated through community relationships.” - Left to right: Temple Progressive NAACP President Breea Gillette, Kay Dorn, and Bryce Eng
“I’m here to for the community”
Mr. Adilyahya has been attending and vending the Uhuru Festival for multiple years. Loves to see the community come together.
“All of my pieces and made from unique patterns and recycled materials”
La’Natural is used from edibles items right in her kitchen. Her hand scrubs are truly amazing. A customer of hers quoted “my hands haven’t been this soft since I was a boy.”
This is La’Naturals first year attending the Uhuru Festival.
“I am an educator, I’m here for our kids and to spread knowledge.”
Braheem mixes his own music with a soulful jazz sound. With numerous years vending, Braheem has artwork, books, documentaries and more to offer self-validity. 
This is Denise’s first year attending the Uhuru Health Fest. She has a variety of clothes, bow ties, and jewelry. She loves to see the community connect. Sewing has always been a hobby of hers. It was a pleasure having her this year.
Helped by Husband, Chris. 
This year's Festival would be a first for Sarah and her assortment of waist beads.
“Waist beads can empower women, especially with the stomach being an area of concern for some. It gives women a chance to embrace their beauty.” Sarah also had a collection of handmade jewelry.
Pamela and Andrew are big into yoga and meditation. They both enjoy environmental awareness and healthy living. “We believe everyone should have a sanctuary in their home or a place to meditate.” This would be their second year attending.
Grandfather and Grandson’s 7th year participating in the festival. All of their good are imports from Ghana. They believe in the mission of the festival and community building. 
Maggie has been attending for the 4-5 years. She loves seeing the community bring togetherness. Every one of her pieces has a meaning towards expanding and connecting with one’s heritage. 
This is the 5th year The Heirloom Bohemian Boutique has participated in the festival. They have built their foundation on natural; from the candles to incenses, to natural teas, they have it all. Meditation is important to health and essential for finding that space we call “peace.”

"I’m here giving back resources to the community since they often don’t have as many resources available. Also, there’s so much gets thrown away.Something someone might throw away is helping someone else, so I’m trying to reuse materials and cut down on all the materials that get trashed."




UHURU HEALTH FESTIVAL PROGRAM

MCs Tiffany Murphy and Diakiesse Lungisani


9:00am Music
9:50 Welcome to Uhuru Health Festival
9:55 Health Partner - Wedge Medical Center
10:00 Live Music - Ra
10:15 Bodyrock Bootcamp - Nate McIntyre
10:30 Revolutionary Poetry - Rasheed Bey
10:40 Live Music - KiKiHall
10:55 Live Music - Tsuagaido
11:15 Health Partner - Bebashi
11:20 All African People’s Development & Empowerment Project and IAMM Science - Dr. Michelle Strongfields
11:30 Live Music - Jiliyah
11:50 African People’s Solidarity Committee - Penny Hess
12:05pm MOVE and International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal - Ramona Africa
12:20 Health Partner- Women Organized Against Rape (WOAR)
12:30 Zumba - Michele Mercer
12:50 Kemetic Yoga - Jamilah MyAnn
1:10 Gettin’ Bodied Dance Fitness Revolution - Diakiesse
1:30 Live Music - Jasmine Cassell
1:50 Running & Fitness - Black Men Run
2:05 Soul Line Dance - Gloria Kingcade
2:25 Tai Chi and Qi-Gong - Gabrielle de Burke
2:45 Push-up Workshop - Darren Robinson & the Push-Up Gang
3:05 Dance with Yattah - Yattah Jones
3:25 African Drums - Saeed Abdul-Samad & Friends
3:45 Gettin’ Bodied Dance Fitness Revolution - Diakiesse
4:05 Health Partner
4:10 Jazz, Drums, and Poetry - Karen Smith & Friends
4:40 Live Music
5:00 Thank You to Everyone For Coming!



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Only 2 Days Until the 7th Annual Uhuru Health Festival!

Are you as excited for this Saturday as we are?!

Take a look at our Health Festival promo video and exciting fitness challenge with the Push-Up Gang:


 

 

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This Health Festival is an African Led Project of the African Peoples Education and Defense Fund! To find out about all APEDF institutions visit APEDF.org

2018 Uhuru Flea Market Dates



APEDF Community Meeting 
Wednesday March 7th and 21st- 6:30p-8:00p
@ Uhuru Furniture and Collectibles- 832 N Broad Street


2018 Uhuru Flea Market Dates- Mark Your Calendars!

April 21st - Uhuru Health Festival & Flea Market
May 19th
June 23rd
August 18th
September 22nd - Uhuru Book Fair and Flea Market
October 20th




Help Get Ready for the
2017 Uhuru Health Festival & Flea Market!

Participate in building the Health Festival and come to one of our community meetings - they're open to everyone, and we'd love to see you there!

Meetings are held every other Wednesday from 6:30PM-8PM at Uhuru Furniture & Collectibles, located at 832 N. Broad St., on the corner of Broad & Parrish.

Upcoming Meetings March 22nd, April 5th, April 12th, April 19th

Upcoming Markets:
April 22nd (Health Fest)
May 20th
June 17th
August 12th
September 16th
Oct. 14th (Book Fair)

* Flea Markets are on Sat.; Rain Date is the next day

Uhuru Flea Market is on and happening now in Clark Park until 5pm!



 

 

Click Here for Vendor Registration!

Quotes: 2016 Uhuru Health Festival


"We as Refugee Health Partners at Jefferson University have made it our mission to advocate for under-served and marginalized populations. The Uhuru Health Festival clearly does an amazing job at working towards this mission, and bringing to light important issues in the community. We are thankful and honored to help and serve this community!"
- George, Refugee Health Partners (Jefferson University)