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By The Skanner News | The Skanner News
Published: 30 July 2009

The 2nd Annual Peace and Unity Fest "Building Our Community" is Saturday Aug. 15, beginning at 1 p.m. at the Mallory Avenue Community Enrichment Center (M.A.C.E) parking lot located at 126 N.E. Alberta Street.
The event is sponsored by In association with the 4th Annual Youth Summit and the Millions More Movement, The Traveling Pillar, 45th Parallel Zulu, OPAL (Organizing People Activating Leaders, and NECN (Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods).
The Peace and Unity Festival serves as a fundraiser for the upcoming 4th Annual Youth Summit (February 2010) and features celebrated local and national musicians and spoken word artist as well as community activist and faith leaders. Invited speakers include: Host Pastor Fred D Woods (Calvary Christian Church), Rev. Renee Ward (Chrysalis Ministries), Representative of the Nation of Islam, DJ Grimrock (Universal Zulu Nation) and more. Guest speakers will address, Economic Development, Farming, Health, Youth and Elder relations, Education, and Religious conflict. Featured artists include Seattle's own Hip Hop Legend Silver Shadow D, Portland artist Toni Hill, Luck-One, DLUXTHELIGHT, Ro Deezy, Blacque Butterfly and DJ's from all over the Northwest. Aztec and Native Dancers will perform traditional native dance, as well as a libations, a ceremony to call on our ancestors for blessing and guidance for a successful event. Vendors will include small businesses and individuals who provide a service and need exposure and support from their community. The organizers of the event hope the Peace and Unity Fest serves as a magnet to assist in "Building Our Community." A donation of $5 per person with School Supplies (Backpacks, Pens, Pencils, Paper, Rulers, etc) All supplies will be given to families in need before the first day of school. Proceeds benefit the 4th Annual Youth Summit. For more information on how to volunteer or financially support the 4th Annual Youth Summit contact Imani Muhammad at 503-781-5313 or via email at info@travelingpillar.com. Visit their website at www.youthsummit09.blogspot.com.

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