Uhuru Health Fair & Flea Market

Uhuru! (Freedom Greetings)
The African People’s Education and Defense Fund, Uhuru Furniture and Uhuru Flea Market  want to extend our deepest thank you to everyone who participated in making the Uhuru Health Fair and Flea Market a huge success. It was the best event APEDF in Philadelphia has ever held! The turn out was excellent, the weather was perfect, hundreds of people got needed health information, the vendors all had successful sales and everyone loved it!
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It doesn’t stop here… This is the beginning of ongoing health programs to end the health disparities the under-served African community in Philadelphia faces.
We want to extend a special thank you to APEDF leaders from St. Petersburg, FL who came up for the event. Princess Williams, St. Pete APEDF program coordinator who spoke, sang and mc’d and Tiffany Williams, leader of the APEDF gym and fitness programs who led a Fit Camp and coordinated the health practitioners at the festival.
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Uhuru Furniture's own Tina Mouzone did a great job as an MC, speaker and ended the day with a soulful singing performance. Tina participated on the committee and co-coordinated the program. THANK YOU TINA!
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We especially appreciate our partner organizations.  Dyana and Theda fromTurning Points for Children got their friends, family and organization involved through distributing literature, online promotions, souvenir ad sales and more. Alex from LIFT won ad sales and sponsors. Both organizations gave great presentations and we look forward to partnering in the future.
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Thank you to our guest speakers Dr. Michelle Strongfields (IAMM Science Education) and  Harris Daniels (Uhuru Solidarity Movement).
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A huge THANK YOU to our volunteer committee – meeting sine June and enthusiastically taking on everything that needed to happen to make this event successful.
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  • Kristen H: made all of the htmls & a flyer, flyered, and came for set-up at 6am
  • Kristen S: created the gorgeous logo, poster and volunteered on sales at the fair
  • Siera: took photos at the event and quotes from participants, postered
  • Janus: postered, got ads, led volunteers and participated in every exercise program
  • Ali B: won performers, souvenir ads and was the star "Save the Flea" petitioner
  • Kimberly: postered, flyered, and filmed the program
  • Salar: social media, postered, flyered and brought his dad
  • Matt: postered, flyered and video
  • Dreher: sound
  • Carter: social media and sound
  • Hye Hun: online promotions, postering and meeting reminders
  • Brenton: flyered at several events
  • Laura: produced the fact sheet
  • Rachel: facts research and got the snacks donation from Whole Foods
The exercise leaders were phenomenal, completely volunteer and added SO MUCH to the program. THANK YOU! Vonda with the Soul Line Dance got people up and moving. Erica Green who led the Zumba was energetic & popular! Our long time friend Gabrielle Plum Dragoness led Dragon Spirit Yoga and UFC friend Ron Ross with Formations Fitness Chair Exercise was perfect for people who have to sit all day on the job. A Tribe Called Masmoudi had everyone shaking it up! Malik Wilson was great in leading yoga black community style! Cachet led an exciting African dance class. We also want to thank Blakki who brought us a wonderful neo-soul performance.
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THANK YOU to all the volunteer health practitioners who brought vital health resources to this underserved community including the Jefferson Refugee Health Partners who did vision testing, blood sugar and blood pressure -  led by Alan and Jeff with more than 10 volunteers. Vince, Calvin and others from the Mazzoni Center brought out their 23 foot HIV testing unit and did free tests until they ran out of test kits! Kimya did free meditation training,  Marie brought essential oils and aromatherapy, Bani did massage and read fingernails and Ruchama did yoga therapy.
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A very special THANK YOU to Kaleema Poles who sold her feather  jewelry and donated all the proceeds to APEDF. What wonderful support!
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Besides those on the committee who we already named, we had a great volunteer team for the day of the event. Thank you to Andrew, Alyssa, Yuliya, Steve, Maraia and Mike for your outreach work and sales and oh were we glad to see the breakdown crew - Pete, Linda and Ben brought fresh energy and were incredible reinforcement to the 5am'ers.
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Our deepest apology if we left anyone out. THANK YOU!

Every Wednesday is an APEDF volunteer team meeting! Join the committee or come to learn about volunteer opportunities for health programs, Uhuru Furniture and Uhuru Flea Markets. Next meeting:
**for flea market inquiries call 215-546-1485**
The Uhuru Health Fair & Flea Market is a project of the
African People's Education and Defense Fund.
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