FRIDAY AUGUST 17TH (MARCUS GARVEY’S 125th BIRTHDAY)
TRIBUTE TO THE HONORABLE MARCUS MOSIAH GARVEY
LENS OF LIFE & FTP MOVEMENT PRESENTS
“THE ROYAL AFFAIR”
The photographs of this exhibit portray people of Afrikan ancestry who were kings and queens. As descendants it is important that we remember our regal bloodline and own our natural birthright.
The Royal Affair kicks off Black August Weekend and is the first of an entire weekend of events including Happily Natural Day, The Crew Love:Black August Edition, The RBG Family Reunion and Block Party.
7PM to 10PM – Free Admission
City of Ink
323 Walker St., Atlanta 30313
Photos by Ree Swa
Music by DJ 4th Wurld
SATURDAY AUGUST 18TH
THE HAPPILY NATURAL DAY FESTIVAL
Happily Natural Day (HND) is an african centered business expo, cultural arts and craft trade show, and two day holistic health, cultural awareness and social change conference plus hip hop, soul and spoken word showcase featuring fashion and natural hair exhibitions. The mission of Happily Natural Day is to promote holistic health, cultural awareness and social change in the African American community. Founded in 2003; 2012 marks the 10th Annual Celebration of HND.
“The Elegba (Opening)” Professor Griff of Public Enemy
“The State of Black Science Fiction: Why Black children should read & write Science Fiction & Fantasy” Balogun Ojetade & others
“Town Hall Meeting: Reverse the Lynch Curse” Actor Tommy Ford w/special guests
“Building Complemintarity” Mwamlimu Baruti
“History of Music in the Liberation Struggle” Mausiki Scales
“Effective NTR Skin and Body Care Regimens with Plant and Mineral-based Ingredients” Honeysuckle Moon
Hair & Fashion Show Courtesy of The Good Hair Shop & DIO Original
“Hip Hop, Pressure & Youth Crisis Prevention” Minister Server of Temple of Hip Hop (ages 13-18)
“Political Prisoners: Behind Enemy Lines” Kalonji Changa of FTP Movement
“Black August Message” Dhoruba Bin Wahad, Former Political Prisoner (Black Panther Party/BLA)
There will also be performances and a “Holistic Family Fun Day” for the children courtesy of Quic Rojas (Funk Lordz/Zulu Nation) and Georgette Tonge
Some of the activities include: Tug-of-War, Kickball, 3-legged race, Chalk Art, Capoeria and Break-dancing to name a few.
Happily Natural Day Festival (Indoor/Outdoor)
Noon to 7PM – Free Admission
South Cobb Recreation Center
875 Six Flags Drive, Austell, GA 30168
CREW LOVE: BLACK AUGUST COMMEMORATION (9pm-2pm)
More than just a show, this commemoration is where some of the most necessary and accomplished freedom fighters and community activists unite with some of the most relevant artists of our time to bring about a unique form of edutainment. This is where theory meets practice!
9PM to 2AM
254 Auburn Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30303
($10 donation-$2 off if you bring a letter address to a political prisoner)
Sunday August 19TH
BLACK AUGUST BLOCK PARTY/RBG FAMILY REUNION & 5K RUN
RBG Fit Club, Red Bike & Green, HABESHA Inc., and the FTP Movement Presents…
Join Us as we kick off the inaugural 5K Run for Freedom to promote health and fitness with a cause. It’s not a race, all ages are welcome and you could run, jog or walk.
Meet-up for run and onsite registration will be 8 am at Habesha Gardens (Dunbar Center) 477 Windsor Street Southwest, Atlanta, GA 30312. All participants must pre-register to guarantee t-shirt size and availability.Registration* is $25 in which you will receive a t-shirt and other gifts. Please provide your t-shirt size with payment. Payments can be made via Paypal at email@example.com.
Red, Bike & Green Atlanta will join us with there first annual ‘Black August Bike Ride”
Afrikan Martial Arts Class (Courtesy of The Afrikan Martial Arts Institute
WRFG’s “What Good Is a Song” 25 Year Anniversary
Block August Block Party (Various DJ’s)
Workshops, Vendors & a WHOLE lot of fun!!!
Habesha Gardens at the Dunbar Center
477 Windsor St. Atlanta, GA
8AM to 7PM
THERE ARE A FEW VENDOR SLOTS AVAILABLE!!!
DO US A FAVOR AND REPOST OR TAG FRIENDS-SPREAD THE WORD!!!!
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