2013 Parade Updates!

 

Get involved early, get involved now.  We need every member of the community to be a part of this event through active involvement:  Starting now-- volunteer, make donations/contributions, spread the word.  We need your energy.  The Isis Project is yours to build and make bigger and stronger.  
Contact us and let us know how you will help.
214-946-1460 or 214-329-3820
e-mail: naturallyisis@yahoo.com

     

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The Natural Hair Parade & Festival was created as a platform for community healing; developing an avenue to usher in love, peace and unification all for the purpose of cultivating the labor of love for natural hair.  With two sucessful years behind us, the Natural Hair Parade & Festival can boast about a combined turnout of more than 3,000 attendees and participants. 

"Many people don’t understand the depths to which Black hair was enslaved in this country… we were once forced to cover our hair with rags! It was against the law for Blacks to be seen in public with natural hair. But change is here! Today we are able to celebrate and parade in the streets with our afros, locks, twists and kinky hair! It’s deeper than just surface; we are liberating a people from low self-esteem and self hate. We are educating, celebrating and ‘healing through the hair’; which is the Naturally Isis' mantra. With this parade and festival we are redefining, restoring, and refreshing the love and beauty standards of Black hair in America. The spirit of God nestles in our hair-- and it is our collective duty and responsibility to protect the integrity of our ancestors and to uplift African beauty aesthetic." –Isis Brantley Founder of Naturally Isis; The Institute of Ancestral Braiding 

This year’s parade and festival will promote black owned businesses, community development, and economic empowerment. Additionally, the primary aim of the event is to award single family parents Scholarships to attend The Institute of Ancestral Braiding, where they will learn skills that will enable them to better provide for their families. 

Our continued goal is to attract unprecedented numbers.  We want this third year to be a record breaker in turn out.  The festival is set to be highly interactive, providing the Dallas, Fort Worth community with live entertainment, hands on braiding and lock twisting workshops, children activities, speakers and poets, and a host of food and product vendors.

The NaturallyIsis Natural Hair Parade & Festival is currently in search of individuals, businesses, organizations and complementing brands interested in serving as Sponsors, Vendors and/or Volunteers. If you’d like more information, please contact the Festival Relations Committee at miji.pearse@thepremiumworld.com. 

**Media coverage is requested.**

Now scheduling interviews for Isis Brantley.

For more information about the 3rdAnnual NaturallyIsis Natural Hair Parade & Festival

Call The Isis Project: 214-329-3820 or 214-946-1460



2013 Parade Information!

When: Saturday September 7th, 2013; with the parade portion beginning promptly at 10:30am.

Where: Dallas, Texas. Scheduled to take place September 7,2013; with the parade portion beginning promptly at 10:30am. Line up for the parade is set for 8:00am at the corner of S Lamar and Cedar Crest blvd. Following the same route as the MLK Parade til we get to Malcolm X Blvd. We will turn left on Malcolm X Blvd then a right on Grand Ave and the Parade will end in front of the U.S. Post Office. The Festival will begin at 12:00 noon @ The Pan-African Connection located at 828 Fourth st across from the Fair Park Music Hall.

Fee: Admission to the 3rd Annual World Natural Hair Parade & Festival is free of charge!

THE PARADE & FESTIVAL WILL INCLUDE:

  • Vendors
  • Natural Hair Demonstrations
  • Many Activities for the entire family to enjoy
  • Poets
  • Entertainers and Dignitaries
  • Watoto Village (Children's Village)

Vendor Information & Application
Click the link below for the Early Bird Special Vendor Package
Click for package

Sponsorship Information & Application
- People that would like to volunteer for the parade please email;
Naturallyisis@yahoo.com (SUBJECT: Parade Volunteers)
- People that would like to perform in the parade please email;
Naturallyisis@yahoo.com (SUBJECT: Parade Performers)

Fill out a Sponsorship Application then scan and email to naturallyisis@yahoo.com.

Extended Press Release Information & Downloads
2013 Press Release - CLICK HERE