August 12, 13, & 14 - Friday through Sunday
This year's Black Family Reunion will feature three days of cultural activities - Basketball Tournament, Town Hall Meeting, Block Party, and an all out celebration on Sunday will activities, vendor booths, food and live music! See our full line up for this weekend below. CEA will also being collecting donations for school supplies at each event; bring a few items for school kids with you to help a child in our community.
Weekend Event Schedule
Friday, August 12th
Kicking off our Black Family Reunion weekend will be our Youth Summit and Peace in the Hood Basketball Tournament.
Youth Summmit - 11:00am
at CEA, 7120 Kelly St. Pittsburgh, PA 15208
A youth discussion on Race, Power, & Community
Workshops and Panel Discussions
Peace in the Hood Basketball Tournament - 3pm - 6pm at YMCA
Basketball Showcase & Celebrity Game
Full Court, Full Press. Sponsored by Coach Anwar, Julie Williams, and Marcus Robinson.
Register your team Call (412) 371 - 3689 ext. 44
Saturday, August 13th
Town Hall - 11:00am at CEA, 7120 Kelly St. Pittsburgh, PA 15208 A community town hall meeting to discuss race, power, politics, and community. Unfilitered Conversation topics include: Redefining Black Leadership, The Rehabilitation of Black Leadership, Organizations, Framework for Collaborative Leadership, Community Economic Development and Building Black Wealth, Warrior Conflict: Code of the Streets, & Criminal and Educational Reform. Join us for more on A Unified Strategy, Structure and Agenda for Effective Black Mobilization, and Direct Social Justice Campaign. Please remember to bring school supplies for our Book Bag Giveaway to students in our community.
Multi-Neighborhood Bock Party - 2:00pm - 7:00pm in front of the CEA building located at 7120 Kelly Street Art, Food, Activities, & Entertainment. Live Music by Kenny Blake, Brian Woods, Imani, The Edge featuring Gemini, Friendz of Funk, and other musical guests. Celebrate Family and Community!
Sunday, August 14th
Black Family Reunion - The Big Bash - 1pm-6pm at Schenley Park Come out for a day of more live music, children's activities, vendors, plenty of food, and fun. See past year's Black Family Reunion events by visiting the related articles at the bottom of the page.
With the mission to build healthy families and communities by way of activation, education and mobilization, the Community Empowerment Association - over the last decade - has been tirelessly serving thousands of disadvantaged and minority families throughout the Greater Pittsburgh area.
Since 2003, CEA has been sponsoring the Black Family Reunion as an opportunity for Allegheny County residents to come together for two days to celebrate the Black Family. It has been extremely well attended over the years and there have been no incidents of violence reported. Thousands of people from many communities throughout Allegheny County come together, without incidence, to enjoy 2 days of recreation, entertainment, relaxation, education, & networking. It serves as a testimony to the fact that African Americans from many different walks of life can come together and enjoy each other without violence.
Aiming to build, foster, and empower individuals through jobs, education, housing, economic development, and family support services; we strive to heavily incorporate these five aspects into the two-day event. Events include the "Peace In The Hood" Three on Three Basketball and Slam Dunk Tournament, performances of dance, jazz, R&B, spoken word, vendors, family feud, panel discussions, network tents, health screenings, and mountain climbing, moon jump, arts and crafts for the youth.
Want to be a Vendor?
This year you'll have two opportunities to set up your vendor booth at either CEA on Kelly Street or at Schenley park on Saturday. All forms needed are in the link below. Please note: We do not provide tents. Water, Cotton Candy, Ice Balls, Nachos and Popcorn will be sold as a fundraiser by CEA, so you are prohibited from selling these items. We can't wait to have you join us!
Vendors: Get Your Forms & Information Here:
To electronically submit your Vendor Application: Open the Vendor Information Packet in Adobe Reader. Use Adobe's Fill & Sign tools to fill out the form, save the completed form to your desktop & attach the electronic application in your email to email@example.com.
Want to be a Sponsor?
There are many levels of sponsorship available. All proceeds will go to helping build our community. Feel free to submit full 5.375 x 8.25 (Diamond/Platinum/ Gold), half 5.5 x 4.125 (Silver) or quarter 3.7 x 1.938 (Bronze) ads and informational flyers for inclusion in our 8.5 x 5.5 program booklet.
Sponsorship: Get Your Forms & Information Here:
If you would like to sponsor the 2016 Annual Black Family Reunion,
please click here for more information.