The 2012 Naturally Isis World Natural Hair Parade and Festival is proud to announce that Dallas’ own Erykah Badu is the Grand Marshall! She endorsed last year’s parade and festival, which hosted more than 1,500 attendees at this free community event. This year’s parade and festival is in honor of the late Bandele Tyiemba, founder of Pan-African Connection Books and Imports as well as bringing awareness to the killers of the African American community - sickle cell, cancer and AIDS.
The parade will promptly begin at 10:30 a.m. at the Wynne Wood Shopping Center in Dallas and end at the Beckley-Saner Park where the festival will start at 12:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. There will be live entertainment, hands on braiding workshops, children activities, speakers and poets, fun and a host of vendors selling items and food.
There will be a number of local and national celebrities including Naturally Isis, herself and others. The purpose and mission of this parade and festival is to cultivate the labor of love for natural hair, to empower the community and to begin healing the community through love, peace and unification. A record-breaking turnout of attendees from all over the DFW and around the country is expected to come together in peace and love for this wonderful event.
There are a host of opportunities to be involved in this parade and festival including sponsorships and partnerships. We are also seeking vendors and volunteers.