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18 August, 2008

HOUSE OF UMOJA, INC. SELECTED TO LEAD AND ORGANIZE 2008 NATIONAL MILLION FATHER MARCH IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA











5625 West Master Street
Philadelphia, PA 19131
Telephone: 215-473-5893
Facsimile: 215-879-5340
WEBSITE: www.houseofumoja.org
E-MAIL: falakafattah@aol.com


P R E S S R E L E A S E
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


CONTACT:

Mr. David Fattah
Coordinator, 2008 Million Father March for City Of Philadelphia
Telephone: (215) 473-5893
E-Mail: falakafattah@aol.com



PHILADELPHIA, PA (USA) – 18 August 2008 -- In 2007, the House Of Umoja, Inc.’s leadership and organizing role for the National Million Father March in the City of Philadelphia moved thousands of Fathers to redefine and reshape their parental roles, energized a public school system, and rekindled community spirit. As a result, The Black Star Project (www.blackstarproject.org) which orchestrates the National Million Father March and is located in Chicago, Illinois and headed up by Mr. Philip Jackson has tapped the House Of Umoja, Inc. to lead and organize the 2008 National Million Father March in the City Of Philadelphia. On 4 September 2008, the first day of the 2008-2009 academic year, the City of Philadelphia will be one of approximately 463 cities throughout the United States that will be participating in the National Million Father March.

The House Of Umoja, Inc.’s leadership and organizing role for the 2008 National Million Father March in the City of Philadelphia is supported, among others, by The Honorable Michael Nutter, Mayor of the City of Philadelphia; The School District of Philadelphia; City of Philadelphia Councilman, The Honorable Curtis Jones, Jr.; Anthony Murphy, Executive Director, Town Watch Integrated Service, (TWIS); and State Representatives Ronald Walters and Jewel Williams.

So, what is the 2008 Million Father March all about?

“Fathers throughout the United States are being asked to escort their children to school on the first day of the 2008-2009 academic year and to become and remain proactive in their children’s education. We are asking Fathers throughout the City Of Philadelphia to not only escort their child to school on the first day of school, but we are also asking them to pick up a copy of their child’s roster, and a copy of the Academic Calendar Of Events from their child’s school. We would like Fathers to meet the principal and teachers of their child’s school. Fathers are also being asked to have their child sign the Imani Pledge. We are calling on Fatherhood practitioners, social entrepreneurs, male parenting organizations, faith-based organizations, religious institutions, businesses, and concerned citizens to become involved in the 2008 National Million Father March in the City of Philadelphia,” Mr. David Fattah, the Coordinator of the 2008 National Million Father March for the City of Philadelphia and Co-Founder of the House Of Umoja, Inc. stated.

To find out how you can support the 2008 National Million Father March in the City of Philadelphia, contact Mr. David Fattah at (215) 473-5893 or via e-mail at: falakafattah@aol.com. For information about the 2008 National Million Father March which will be occurring in 463 cities throughout the United States, visit the website of the Black Star Project at www.blackstarproject.org. And for information about the House Of Umoja, Inc., visit its website at www.houseofumoja.org.

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