The 19th Annual 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, African 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. The Annual International Locks Conference: Natural Hair, Wholistic Health, and Beauty Expo’s main attractions feature leading experts from the natural wholistic health and wellness, and natural hair care field, world-renowned scholars, activists, 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. The original and authentic Philly Locks Conference is always held the first weekend in October. Over the years the Kuumba Family Organizing Committee and sponsors have produced and promoted a not-for-profit conference that is bigger than an Afro and more than an educational, cultural, and natural hair event; it seeks to turn around the damage created by 400 hundreds without a comb, and the conference is a memorable experience with something of value for all who attend. All this and lots of love and positive energy flowing for a donation of $7.00 per day
Kuumba Family Organizing Committee
- The Kuumba Family Organizing Committee is committed to continuing the tradition of self-determination, raising consciousness, cultural expression, spiritual growth, and Liberation. Annual International Locks Conference(AILC): Natural Hair, Wholistic Health and Beauty Expo has been consistently serving Philadelphia and beyond since 1994. AILC has been a steadfast model for cultural, educational natural hair conferences and meet-ups around the country.
- Our community based not-for-profit event is designed to be an annual gathering of natural hair artisans, Afrikan/Aboriginal Indigenous entrepreneurs, wholistic health and wellness workshops and edutainment; to promote unity of purpose, expand knowledge of natural hair care, Nubian and Aboriginal Indigenous hair care, skin, and natural health products, wholistic health, and entrepreneurship among Aboriginal Indigenous people and Afrikans in the Diaspora, members of the Hair-ITAGE Society, and attendees of the conference. www.LocksConference.com