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Friday, March 30, 2018

Wakanda Comes to Dallas For Highly Anticipated African American Family Festival

The Ujamaa Family Festival will showcase performers and businesses focused on serving families from Black communities.

Ujamaa Family Festival

Dallas, TX — On April 7, 2018 the Ujamaa Family Festival, a free festival open to the public, will take place at Fair Park in Dallas, Texas. Tickets can be purchased at www.ujamaaevents.com and www.eventbrite.com. The festival is hosted by Ujamaa Events LLC and will include fun, culturally enriching activities for families to enjoy from noon to 7pm. There will also be a small business fair showcasing over 40 African American owned businesses.

“We are excited to bring a family friendly festival to the Dallas Fort Worth area that exposes youth to positive African American artists, performers and business owners,” said Alana Sutton Watkins, Vice President of Community Relations at Ujamaa Events LLC.

The Ujamaa Family Festival is sponsored by fifteen local businesses and the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs. The festival will feature entertaining and educational performances for the whole family including West African inspired fitness sponsored by afrikoPOP, a STEM workshop sponsored by HAK Electronics, line dancing demonstrations by Dancing Divas and Dudes Line Dancing, and interpretative dancing by Amberly Moore. Cultural artists for this event are sponsored by the Community Artists Program (CAP), a program of the City of Dallas, Office of Cultural Affairs. These artists include African storyteller Afiah Bey, jazz ensemble Candace Mahogany Miller, and percussionist & African drummer Len Barnett.

Guests will have a glimpse of Wakanda in the Black Panther area of the festival, from photo opportunities with life-size characters from the movie including Black Panther, Shuri, Erik Killmonger and Nakia to a special appearance by a real life Black Panther character. Additionally, children will enjoy arts and crafts sponsored by Black-Tie Babysitting and over-sized games sponsored by Jumbo Wars.

For the adults, there will be informative speakers on the Imani Sponsor Speaker Stage. These premier sponsors will speak about home purchasing from Wanna Home Loans, transportation and technology job opportunities from Look Up Innovations LLC and estate planning and financial wealth with Earl Gordon from State Farm Insurance.

The following companies have also partnered with Ujamaa Events LLC as a sponsor for the event: Mass Media Solutions, Pan African Connection, Curls, Camille Cannon Realty, Honey Be Natural Magazine, Obi Legal Group, Suddenly Forty, and Yara Imani LLC.

For more details and/or to register, visit:

About Ujamaa Events
Ujamaa Events LLC is an event planning company focused on delivering high quality events for African Americans in the Dallas and Fort Worth region. They focus on providing events that help improve outcomes for the African American community through economic empowerment. Ujamaa is a Swahili word for extended family and is a Kwanzaa principle meaning cooperative economics. They create events such as festivals, youth camps and small business events.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Alana Sutton Watkins at 214-830-7520 or email at ujamaaevents@gmail.com.

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