WELCOME TO THE
2021 MILLION FATHERS MARCH
FROM HOUSE OF
UMOJA TO OVERBROOK HS • #CODEBLUE I COME IN PEACE
For the past 14 years the House of Umoja has called on fathers to
take a proactive role in their children’s education. This year, we once again
ask that you join in by going to your own neighbor school and/or join us on Tuesday,
August 31st at 7:30am to gather and prepare for the Philadelphia’s march
on the 1400 block of Frazier Street (office at 5625 Master Street).
Fathers and Father figures register now at https://www.houseofumoja.net/MFM. Then sign-in
onsite and receive your packet which includes your free “I Come In Peace” T-shirt.
Line-up and the opening ceremony begin at 7:45am with libations as we acknowledge
the ancestors and remember those children we have lost from violence. Hakim
Starkey drums, street poet King Shyste will inspire, and we’ll come together in
prayer for protection over and success for our children. Then, following in his
grandfather’s, David Fattah’s footsteps, Anthony Bannister-Fattah leads the
We will march onto 5898 Lancaster Avenue, the site of Overbrook High
School, and greet the students when we arrive. We’ll march along with a
motorcade of horses, motorcycles, bikes, and cars for elders who may not be
physically able to walk. The march will also be livestreamed from the House of Umoja’s website (Umoja TV).
With the collective skills of the community and collaborators, we
feel that we all can help support our children, schools, and neighborhoods. Please
join the planning meetings at the House of Umoja on Saturdays from 12noon until
1pm on August 7, 14, 21, and 28th.
School year 2021/2022 we theme as the Year
of Intentional Peace where Fathers
Read to Lead. Fathers, custodial and non-custodial, let’s engage in reading
with children no matter their age. Also, we want to push for non-custodial and
incarcerated fathers to engage in this exercise of bonding and learning. Register
now as a volunteer and commit to the pledge. Even if you can not attend this
march, you may still volunteer and commit to be active in your child or another
On social media please use hashtags #MillionFatherMarch #CodeBlue.
Additional hashtags #IComeInPeace #PhillyMillionFatherMarch #FathersLead2Read
#PowerOfPeace #IWalkedMyChildToSchool | HOU on FACEBOOK • INSTAGRAM • YOUTUBE
Thank you so much for your consideration and participation. Please,
contact Anthony Bannister-Fattah with any questions, comments, or suggestions
you may have at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (215)
Asante Sana (Thank You!),
Queen Mother Falaka Fattah