Cincy set to host 28th annual Black Family Reunion


The 28th annual Midwest Regional Black Family Reunion — the only Black Family Reunion in the U.S. — will draw individuals together for a time of celebration and togetherness this weekend.
 
This year’s theme “The Family: Strong and United” is fitting, as the accomplishments of those who are working to improve our community will receive recognition. But also because events such as a job fair and free health screenings will be offered, providing those in attendance with further opportunities for growth. 
 
“Besides the annual parade and live music draw, many people don’t realize we host Health, Arts and Spirituality Pavilions,” says Tracey Artis, Black Family Reunion event producer.
 
It’s a way to bring communities, consumers, corporations and nonprofits together to connect with one another in engaging and beneficial ways.
 
The celebration kicks off Friday and extends through Sunday, with events taking place at Sawyer Point, Yeatman’s Cove, Sharonville Convention Center and other sites throughout the city.
 
“This three-day, fun-filled weekend brings people together to honor historic strengths and values of the black family,” Artis says. “We provide a safe, positive environment emotionally and physically. The event celebrates and unifies the African American family.”

Do Good: 

•    Check out the full schedule of events here.

•    Want to get involved? Consider volunteering.

•    Invite a friend, and plan to attend this weekend's celebration.
 

Read more articles by Brittany York.

Brittany York is a freelance writer, adjunct English composition instructor and server at Orchids at Palm Court. She loves travel and photography. Keep up with Brittany on Instagram @brittbrittbrittbrittany.
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