Uhuru Health Fair & Flea Market

2016 Uhuru Health Festival THANK YOU!


A huge Uhuru THANK YOU to everyone who made the
2016 Uhuru Health Festival & Flea Market
a powerful community victory!

The African People's Education and Defense Fund's 5th Annual Uhuru Health Festival & Flea Market was a powerful community effort that showed what African freedom and self-determination look like! We got rained out on Saturday, but came back strong for an even better day on Sunday! The weather was perfect for the hundreds of people who came out and danced, participated in exercise programs, received free health screenings, learned about natural health resources, and shopped from the flea market vendors. This was a victory for the whole African community in our fight for health and economic development. We want to thank all of you that made this incredible event such a great success!

Thank you to our Health Partners: Refugee Health Partners from Jefferson University, Temple Pharmacy Students, Jefferson Pharmacy Students, Philadelphia FIGHT, Prevention Point, The Wedge Mental Health Recovery Center, People’s Emergency Center, Fit Gym Philly, Philly Moms Do Breast Feed, and Philadelphia College of Pharmacy.

Thank you to our Performers & Program Leaders: Keynote Speaker APEDF President Ona Zene Yeshitela, John Thomas, Tiffany Murphy, DJ Sean Smoove, CocoSol and the Chillettes, Michele Mercer, Marina Olokuni, KT Terry, Rasheed Bey, Lisa Davis, Daniel Theodore Harris, Gloria Kingcade, Mr. Diamond Burwell, Saeed Abdul Samad & Friends, and Mel the Artist.

Thank you to our Volunteers: Kerienne Huggins, Tracey K. Jones, Shango, Josh Kelley, Ameer Fearrington, Sam Mendel, Erica Bryant, Michael Dawes, Cassidy Arrington, Miranda DeBeary, Wangjie Qiu, Amit Ramsarran, Kareem Sioufi, Andre Fernandez, JoengMin Seo, Donovan Jones, Tina Johnson, Clarice Nicholson, Deanna Purnell (who brought her fiancée & daughter, her sister Alaya and their mother & father), Joe Franchi, Erica Zaveloff, Lou Fornwald, and Kristin Kenney.

Thank you to our Co-Sponsors & Donors: All African People’s Development and Empowerment Project (AAPDEP), All People’s TyRon Lewis Community Gym, Black Star Industries, Burning Spear Media (Official Media Sponsor), Dhyana Yoga, Fit Gym Philly, Steve Williams, Uhuru Furniture & Collectibles – Philadelphia, Daniel Theodore Harris, Trader Joe’s, and CDW, LLC.

Join the team to build more great African community-led programs and keep APEDF moving forward! There are 5 more Uhuru Flea Markets this year, including the Uhuru Book Fair!

Community Meetings:
Every other Wednesday from 6:30-8pm at Uhuru Furniture & Collectibles

Black Health Matters!
Black Community Control of Our Health!