Uhuru MLK Day Event & Volunteer Project
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An annual project of Uhuru Furniture & Collectibles(UFC) and the African People's Education and Defense Fund (APEDF), building economic self-reliance & carrying on the movement for African self-determination from the '60s to today!
The black community today faces homelessness, imprisonment, unemployment, poverty and early death at higher rates than in the 1960s. APEDF is struggling to end the same disparities that were fought by MLK and the Civil Rights Movement.
Make your MLK Day significant and meaningful! Participate by helping bring in resources for health and economic development in the black community.
10 - 11:30am
- Watch historic films of MLK, Malcolm X, Civil Rights, and Black Power Movements
- Videos and presentations on the work of APEDF and the movement for African self-determination today
11:30am - 2:30pm
- Volunteer Project - Volunteers will work in teams to spread the word about UFC's fast & free donation pick-up service by hanging door flyers in designated sections of the city. PLEASE DRESS WARMLY -- you will be working outside! Brief training, snacks, and water will be provided.
2:30pm - 3pm
- Pizza lunch for volunteers + Prizes
Drivers wanted for the day. If you have a car and are willing to transport others to door hanging sites, please let us know!
Everyone is welcome! Your participation makes a difference. Great opportunity for groups and individuals. We look forward to working with you on MLK Day!
About Uhuru Furniture and Collectibles
832 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19130, US
Uhuru Furniture and Collectibles is a project of the African People's Education and Defense Fund (APEDF). APEDF strives to develop and institutionalize programs to defend the human and civil rights of the African community, and to address the grave disparities in education, health, healthcare, and economic development of the African community.
Uhuru Furniture and Collectibles is a non-profit store that is a fundraiser for black community empowerment programs of APEDF. We receive a truck load of donated furniture and household items every day. This is a lively, popular Philadelphia store staffed mostly by volunteers. When you volunteer at Uhuru Furniture, you not only contribute to the success of the store, you become part of a larger movement for peace through social justice. People shop at Uhuru Furniture for low priced, top quality items and to support crucial programs for social justice for African people.
832 N. Broad St.Philadelphia, PA 19130