House of UMOJA 50th Anniversary celebration
Posted by House of Umoja on October 23, 2018
Twinly, the House of UMOJA, Inc is celebrating its 50th year by protecting legacy and investing in the future.
Part of this celebration will take place this Friday, October 26th at the Wynnefield Library, 5325 Overbrook Avenue from 1:30pm to 4:00pm with film and discussion.
The films to be shown are “A Place to Call Home” and “That’s Incredible”.
The viewing of “A Place To Call Home” which was produced by the Free Library of Philadelphia, chronicles the accomplishments and history of the House of Umoja, Inc. and is written by Kimmika Williams-Witherspoon, Ph.D., Associate Professor in Temple University’s School of Theater, Film, and Media Arts. The film cast members include the Twin Poets from the Peabody Award-winning hit HBO Series Def Poets and Ms. Zuhairah McGill, an actress known for her roles in “One Of Too Many: Part One” and “Forbidden”, the Founder and Producing Artistic Director of First World Theater Ensemble, and a former Director In Residence at the Prince Music Theater. Ms. McGill has directed numerous plays; performed accolades which, include by are not limited to, the Barrymore Nomination for Outstanding Leading Actress In A Play, DC Excellence In Black Theater Award, and the Most Distinguished Director Theatre Award.
The fact that Philadelphia is a “City of Champions” and that some of the world’s preeminent Thought Leaders, creative geniuses, educators, scientists, public policy makers, journalists, sports champions, and social entrepreneurs call Philadelphia their home, was not lost on the House of Umoja, Inc. In 2015, the House of Umoja, Inc. launched the inaugural “I Love Philly” rally which was held at Love Park located across from Philadelphia’s City Hall.
Cognizant of the House of Umoja, Inc’s successful track record of transforming and working with youths, universities and institutions that include, but are not limited to, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Prevention and the Center for Disease Control, seek the expertise of Queen Mother Falaka Fattah and her husband Mr. David Fattah in the areas of gang reduction, youth programming, and community organizing. Former United States Presidents Jimmy Carter and the late Ronald Reagan have recognized the House of Umoja, Inc. for its pioneering work which has been documented in published articles such as A Summons To Life, by Robert Woodson of the American Enterprise Institute in 1981 and The Violent Juvenile Offender by Paul DeMuro and Richard Allison of the National Council On Crime and Delinquency in 1984.
For further information about the House of Umjoa, Inc.’s focus on education and its 50 anniversary, call (215) 473-5893 or send an e-mail to [email protected], or visit the organization’s website at http://www.houseofumoja.net.
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