The UmojaFest P.E.A.C.E. Center is a multi-purpose youth centered cultural facility in the heart of Seattle’s historic Central District. The mission of the center is to inspire and empower youth through Positive Education, Art, Culture & Enterprise (P.E.A.C.E.) from our African-American and Central Seattle roots.

Using a continuing education model powered by strategic partnerships, the facility will feature many courses including audio production, entrepreneurship, life skills, financial literacy, creative writing, African drumming, theatre, culinary arts, new media, music business, fashion design/merchandising, art /graphic design, journalism/publishing, civics/community development and more. Classes will be taught by experienced professionals.

The memorial peace garden recognizes the toll that violence has taken on our community while promoting harmonious sustainable living and community building through maintaining a neighborhood organic garden.

UmojaFest P.E.A.C.E Center

1107 24th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122

UMOJAFEST 2012 AUGUST 2-5, 2012

The Soul of The City Stage features two days of soulful, inspiring performances featuring artists from across the musical spectrum, including jazz, Rhythm & Blues (R&B), Blues, Neo Soul, cultural dance and…

Marketplace & Vendor Fair – Friday – Sunday Includes the Knowledge Is The Key Education Fair, Health Is Wealth Community Wellness Fair, It Takes A Village Resource Fair featuring community organizations businesses and an array of cultural and artistic…

Umoja Fest is our annual “Family Reunion”. We encourage you to join in this rich tradition by hosting a family get-together, class or other group outing at the festival and enjoy all of the great attractions. As a bonus, we have created a “friendly challenge” for groups to sign as…

The festivities kick off with Children’s Day and continues through the weekend featuring fun and educational activities including games, arts, crafts, drum, dance, storytelling, interactive exhibits and performances. Friday, 11am-3pm, Saturday & Sunday. This…

The Northwest Urban Hip-Hop Music Fest will use the influence and popularity of urban/Hip-Hop culture to promote peace, entrepreneurship, civic involvement, voter registration and community development. Highlights include the Teen Empowerment Rally (Friday, 3pm-…

Continuing the tradition that began over 60 years ago with the East Madison Mardi Gras, the parade features drill teams, African drum & dance, masquerades, floats, youth and community organizations. The parade will begin at 23rd & Union and travel south on 23rd Avenue to the…

Inspired by the legendary Rucker Tournament based in Harlem, NY, the tournament features high school age…

The goal of the Umoja Fest Community Fitness Challenge is to provide exciting and informative activities that promotes healthy lifestyles to the community. Featuring great activities such as the Austin Foundation Fitness Passport Station, Zuumba in the Park…

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John Atta Mills, President of Ghana, Dies at 68

John Atta Mills, the president of Ghana, died on Tuesday at a military hospital in the capital, Accra, five months short of finishing his first term in office. He was 68.

News of his death came on state-run television. The government gave no cause of death, but Mr. Atta Mills had recently returned from eight days of medical treatment in the United States.


Zimmerman Bond Set at $1 Million

The neighborhood watch volunteer who killed Trayvon Martin can be released from jail while he awaits trial on a second-degree murder charge.

A Florida judge on Thursday granted bond for a second time to George Zimmerman. The amount of the bond was not immediately released.

Source: http://news.yahoo.com