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Umoja Parade March on Saturday

Starts 1 p.m. at 23rd and Union, heading for Jimi Hendrix Park.

Coronavirus made the three day Umoja Fest impossible this year, but Saturday is still going to be a celebration of Black community.

At 1 p.m. a Parade March will set off from 23rd and Union for Jimi Hendrix Park and the 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!” says the Facebook event notice for the event.

The park will host a Day of Unity for Black Lives, Love, Unity, Healing & Justice. There’s a long lineup of speakers and performers. There will also be children’s activities, and participating Black businesses. Masks, social distancing and safety precautions will be in effect.




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