Program


Karen Smith & Friends - Live Music


Musician, Playwright, Director and Event Coordinator Karen Smith was born in Brooklyn and is based in Philadelphia.
Karen made the decision to become a full-time independent artist at the start of 2012. Utilizing her theater management experience and musicianship skills, Karen operates as sole proprietor of a full-service production company, responsible for overseeing budgets, managing contracts, connecting with sponsors, interviewing and hiring performers for workshops, and facilitating a wide range of client-requested and self-directed projects. Read more...


Ra - Rap


Been doing the damn thang, and continues to bring real music for real people! The One Sun Lion Ra!




DJ Shango - Sound



DJ SHANGO, a founder of The Organic Mindz Tribe (The OM TRIBE) & Spirit Quest, brings indigenous vibrations to uplift, enlighten and open the chakras through the sounds of Indigenous beats, drums, and chanting.
A self-taught DJ hailing from New Jersey and residing in Philadelphia, DJ Shango utilizes music to heal the Mind, Body, & Soul. Shango has DJed for festivals such as Nomadico Meso Creso (Virginia) in 2016, PEX Summer Festival (Maryland) and Catharsis A Vigil for Healing (DC, Washington Monument) in 2016 and 2017, and LoveLight Yoga & Arts Festival (Maryland) and The Grounds-Sober Experience Festival (West Virginia) in 2017.
SHANGO vision is bringing ART & MUSIC together to heal our audience threw drums & traditional paint. Letting Go into a flow of Movement to feel their Highest Self Expanding their Organic MINDZ is his ultimate goal.
SHANGO has worked with many DJs to make this sound vibrate on high frequencies such as Osunlade, King Britt, DJ Dot.|Mat!c & Lil’ Dave(Record Breakin’ Music), Jelly Bean Benitez, WorldTown SoundSystem, Brookzill!, Donnerstag, Tropic Of Bass, Donny G, and many more. Hosting his own events filling the calendar up with Music, Art, Crystals & Healing.
SHANGO’s Ancient Futuristic sound brings a constant flow of energy to the people which is rapidly growing into a massive healing movement.
You can find him on Facebook, Instagram, and SounCloud!



Michele Mercer – Zumba


FIT Gym is unlike the average fitness club. FIT Gym is equipped for strength, weight, and cardiovascular training and conditioning. Their mission is to inspire and motivate each person that enters our facilities to exceed their limitations and transform the mind, body, and lifestyle. Train with the best to be the best. FIT Gym is located near the heart of University City. Read more...


Gloria Kingcade - Soul Line Dance


Gloria Kingcade started instructing line dancing in October 1998. Ms. Kingcade is a Certified Primary Aerobic Instructor, from the American Aerobic Association International (AAAI) & the International Sports Medicine Association (ISMA). She is also First Aid & CPR Certified. Read more...


Black Men Run - Plank Challenge







Black Men Run is a national organization whose mission is to encourage health and wellness among African American men by promoting a culture of running/jogging to stay fit. Read more...


Rasheed Bey - Spoken Word Poetry


Powerful revolutionary poet and artist Rasheed Bey is a long time activist and friend of the Uhuru Movement. Rasheed Bey is blind and deaf because he was brutally beaten by the Philadelphia police when he was a young man in the 1970s.







Dr. Michelle Strongfields - Speaker



Longtime member of the All African People’s Development and Empowerment Project (AAPEDP), Dr. Michelle Strongfields is a Cuban-trained medical doctor and founder of the IAMM Science Education Group. She was the leader of one of AAPDEP's first projects in Sierra Leone, where they trained community health workers on the identification, prevention and treatment of waterborne diseases. Dr. Strongfields is also one of the lead organizers of AAPDEP's new community garden collective in Philadelphia, PA.



Bodyrock Bootcamp



"At Bodyrock Bootcamp and Executive Training, we take the traditional boot camp and remix it like a DJ, for a workout experience you'll never forget. Here, we practice 'old school,' back-to-basics, time tested, core and functional training. We take classic calisthenic exercises, and seamlessly blend them with elements of yoga, strength training, martial arts, gymnastics and yes... even breakdance."
Let us Rock your Body!


Penny Hess - African People's Solidarity Committee


Penny Hess is the chairperson of the African People's Solidarity Committee, an organization of white people organizing in solidarity with the movement for the liberation of Africa and African people. APSC works under the leadership of the Uhuru Movement, led by the African People's Socialist Party.

Penny has been a member of the African People's Solidarity since its founding in 1976. She is a tireless organizer who speaks throughout the U.S. and Europe in an effort to educate people that white society everywhere owes its affluence and democracy to the enslavement and colonization of African and oppressed peoples. Read more...



Children's Circle





The Children's Circle will feature age-appropriate educational activities, arts & crafts, & more! Children can visit this area, accompanied by an adult, to participate in activities for physical fitness, emotional well-being, health education, games, and resources. There will also be face painting, coloring, and a balloon artist! Please join us at the Children's Circle, right across from the main stage at the Health Festival. Kids are a part of the movement too!

● Children's Fitness
Health Education & Games 
● Meditation
● Face Painting
● Coloring
 Resources & Giveaways!!


Health Partners

The goal of Refugee Health Partners at Thomas Jefferson University is to improve and advocate for the health and well-being of refugees and the underserved living in Philadelphia. We provide free health services such as blood pressure measurement, blood glucose tests, vision screenings, and nutrition education. We are excited to be participating in the Uhuru Health Festival, as we have collaborated with them for the past five years. It's awesome to see so many groups come together to support this community, and we're honored to be a part of this effort!

Bebashi
Why We Exist: Bebashi – Transition to Hope was founded in 1985 as a full-service HIV/AIDS organization with special interest in serving low-income people of color with HIV disease. As the second-oldest AIDS service organization in the Philadelphia region, Bebashi – Transition to Hope was the first African-American organization in the United States to address the AIDS crisis. Read more...



"We are partnering with Uhuru Health Festival to promote the importance of living a healthy lifestyle, and to help make sure everyone has access to the resources necessary to be able to do that."




Greater Philadelphia Health Action (GPHA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to offering you and your family the best in primary, dental and behavioral healthcare. First and foremost, our goal is to keep you and your family healthy by encouraging preventive health practices. When you do get sick, our providers offer expert diagnosis and treatment of your ailments.