We Promote The Treatment of The Whole Person Not Just The Illness Itself - Mind Body and Soul United As One
Culture Is One of The Most Important Aspects of One's Identity. It Provides a Definitive Context for One's Values, Morals & Heritage
Our Community Evolves Through Deliberate Effort Toward Social Justice Through Grassroots Activism and Policy Reform
Slavery and Colonialism Causing Many Indigenous People to Negate Their Physical Features For the Dominant Culture
If you have been rocking with Happily Natural Day for a couple years or longer – you may remember the time Hurricane Katia hit the same weekend as the festival. If you were there then you know it was a special year, with an amazing line up but alas (deep sigh and dramatic pause) the lights went out and we were unable to do what we do best.
More than a matter of mere social preference or taste, at Happily Natural Day we identify with this social phenomenon as a by-product of Western cultures imposition of a value upon African people and its result – African’s people negation of self as its own standard of beauty. Our concern is with the social ramifications of 400 years of negating ourselves in conformance to Western society’s mores and how that phenomenon impacts our community in a negative way today. Happily Natural Day addresses the fact that Western society influences people of indigenous descent to act outside of their own self-interest, away from self-determination and toward exploitation and oppression.
Overall, I had a wonderful experience. Really appreciated the opportunity to build with brothas and sistas from the mid-atlantic region. I thoroughly enjoyed myself and was very enlightened by every aspect of the event. The vendor fee was very reasonable and made it easier on travel expenses. I will definitely be in attendance next year. Thanks again;...peace.
I enjoyed the various speakers, and the various Vendors, and our various Family members and organizations representated in one place, all about US, The Black Family.
It brings to mind what Harlem Week, in New York, use to be like, before they became too commercial. Natural foods, the smell of incense, the sounds of the drums, what Africa once was.