The 18thAnnual International Locks Conference: Natural Hair, Wholistic Health, and Beauty Expo in Philadelphia brings alive the essence of social change, and the benefits of wholistic health and wellness by featuring local, regional and national arts and crafts merchants exhibiting the finest quality hand crafted jewelry, natural body and hair care products, Afrikan artifacts and Aboriginal Indigenous and alluring fashions, a poetry cafe, spoken word artists, a self-defense class for women, Zumba, belly dancing, and other dance workshops; visual art and cultural edutainment, Afrikan/Kuumba marketplace, live musical performances, children’s activities, workshops, lectures, author’s roundtable, delicious healthy food, a cultural fashion show, and a natural hair showcase and competition. Ina addition to learning more about disaster preparedness, this year attendees have the opportunity to take a CPR certification class on site. The Annual International Locks Conference: Natural Hair, Wholistic Health, and Beauty Expo’s main attractions feature leading experts natural hair care field, world-renowned scholars, activists such as Minister Akbar Muhammad, Dr. Kamau Kambon, Dr. JoAnne Cornwell and artists from a myriad of professions who utilize the Expo as place to gain knowledge, make connections with like-minded people, and as an annual autumn family gathering, and spiritual renewal.
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Kuumba Family Organizing Committee
The Kuumba Family Organizing Committee is committed to continuing the tradition of self-determination, raising consciousness, and wellness, Liberation. Annual International Locks Conference: Natural Hair, Wholistic Health &Beauty Expo is the original and longest consecutive running African centered and Aboriginal Indigenous cultural, educational, and authentic natural hair conference in the country. The dedicated members of the Kuumba Family Organizing Committee have been producing this Annual International Locks Conference: Natural Hair, Wholistic Health and Beauty Expo consistently since 1994.