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Umoja Parade March & Day of Unity

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We are proud to honor the spirit of Umoja Fest, Black Community Festival, East Madison Mardi Gras, and the current global uprising for Black lives, justice and equity. Due to COVID19 we will not have the annual three day Umoja Fest celebration.

We will hold a Umoja Parade March & Day of Unity for Black Lives, Love, Unity, Healing & Justice on Saturday, Aug. 1. Note that the parade/march will start at 23rd & Union and head to Jimi Hendrix Park/Northwest African American Museum. Drill & Dance Teams are encouraged to step for Black love and unity. Churches, community organizations, youth groups and businesses are invited! All African diaspora communities are invited to raise your flags in unity!

The Parade March will end at Jimi Hendrix Park where there will be, powerful performances and speakers, children’s activities, and a variety of Black businesses.

Black Businesses are invited to set up at no charge. Email for details.

Let’s come together in unity and healing to build a world beyond the pain. Still we rise!

We hope that everyone is being smart, responsible, and healthy during this time of uncertainty, if you have any questions surrounding this year’s festival please feel free to send us an email at

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