Uhuru Health Fair & Flea Market

Program

Kunde Mwamvita APEDF



Kunde Mwamvita is a representative of the African People's Education and Defense Fund and the mother of Dominique Battle. On March 31, 2016 16-year-old Dominique Battle, along with her 2 15-year-old friends were murdered by the Pinellas County Sherriff's Department. The Deputy Sherriff chased the 3 young girls at speeds of over 90 miles per hour on a dark winding road, then pushed the car the girls were driving into a pond. 17 Deputies stood there and watched the girls drown, and made no attempt to rescue them. The Uhuru Movement is leading an international campaign for Justice for the 3 Drowned Black Girls. For more info, go to JUSTICE For 3 Drowned Black Girls


Rahnda Rize - Live Music


Ranhnda Rize











Karen Smith & Friends - Live Music


Karen Smith











CocoSol & the Chillettes - Live Music


CocoSol “Chocolate Sun” Bastien from Montreal is an international songstress, multi-instrumentalist now living in Philadelphia. Since her arrival 10 years ago, she has collaborated on vocal, guitar and congas with multiple artists and genres on Main Stages and in studios all over including, Philadelphia Classical Symphony Family Program, Owen “Fidla” Brown (Jive records), Steven Wise (Wiseworld Entertainment), Xande Cruz (Brazilian Icon) and Son’s of Ace (Reggae All Star, Jamaica). Read more...


Michele Mercer – Zumba


FIT is unlike than the average fitness club. FIT gym is equipped for strength, weight, and cardiovascular training and conditioning. Thier 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. In her more than 15 years of teaching, she has given lessons and demonstrations at over 10 different institutions, and has received more than 15 different awards & recognitions. In January 2001 she founded "D.A.S.H.E.R.S. Entertainment Network" (Dancing and Singing Help Everyone Relieve Stress). Read more...

Mr. Diamond Burwell


"I'm performing at the Uhuru Health Festival because it's all about support - you may not always get paid for what you do in dollars, but the reward of giving comes back double. We should always give when we can. You can see the hard work, dedication and loyalty at Uhuru, and that's why I wanted to work with them." 







Marina Olokuni - Kemetic Yoga



Marina Olokuni, Midwife in training, Medical Qi Gong Teacher, Certified Natural Health Consultant, Certified Pangu Yoga Instructor, Massage Therapist, Energy & Bodywork specialist graduated from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey in 2002 with a bachelors degree in Urban/Regional Development and Sociology. She's currently under the tutelage of Dr. Llaila Afrika to obtain her Doctor of Naturopathy (ND Designation). Marina has studied natural healing, various forms of sound healing, mediation, pain medicine and food science with the likes of Dr. Aris Latham, Dr. Karn Sehgal, HH Rinpoche Kenpho Ratsa, HH Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and Dr. Sebi and Master Ou Wenwei to name a few. Read more...


Darren Robinson & the Push-up Gang



 

DJ Sean Smoove


DJ Sean Smoove started DJing at age 13, in West Philadelphia where he was born and raised. Smoove began DJing under DJ Jazzy Jeff, who mentored him at His Early age. Smoove was the opening DJ at local nightclubs and opened for Healine acts such as Big Daddy Kane and Schooly D. When he wasn’t DJing, Smoove was a dancer on Dancin On Air & Dance Party USA. After gaining success at house parties and night clubs, Smoove became one of the founding members of an internationally known hip-hop band, The Goats. The Goats recorded two albums with Columbia records in the early 1990s. 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



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.






Malik Wilson - Yoga for Everyone



"I'm performing at the Uhuru Health Festival because it's all about support - you may not always get paid for what you do in dollars, but the reward of giving comes back double. We should always give when we can. You can see the hard work, dedication and loyalty at Uhuru, and that's why I wanted to work with them." 






Saeed Abdul-Samad


Saeed Abdul-Samad is the founder and CEO of Africa Rocks Produtions. Saeed is a Ethnomusicologist, musician and lecturer, who has studied West African drumming and rhythms as a private student of Master drummer, Yacub Addy from Ghana West Africa from 1978 -1993. Mr. Addy is the 2010 winner of the National Endowment, American Heritage Award. Saeed has received a Certificate of Appreciation from the Smithsonian Institute as well as recommendations from the Museum of African Art and the National Endowment for the Arts in Washington D.C. 


Daniel Theodore Harris




"I'm performing at the Uhuru Health Festival because our communities have been robbed of resources, which have affected our health and overall wellbeing. We need organizations like Uhuru that will stand up against injustice and also educate our people." 







Gabrielle de Burke - Tai Chi/Qi-Gong



"The Uhuru Health Festival is all about empowering the people with practices that increase healthy lifestyles. Uhuru supports the people to be health advocates. I  am leading a Tai Chi/Qi-Gong workshop because it is an empowering method to stay healthy and maintain yourself as you age."
- Gabrielle de Burke Dragon Spirit Arts Studio


Children's Circle








A special area just for kids with face painting, balloon animals, crafts, games, exercise and more. 

















Health Partners


"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."



Philly Moms Do Breast Feed

"We decided to partner with the Uhuru Health Festival because they support the community, and provide us with healthcare needs." - Cheresa Ralls 








"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)

                                                       Black Men Run Philly

Black Men Run will be leading a 5K run and a 1 mile walk at the Uhuru Health Festival. Time TBA



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