Monday, June 5, 2017

June 11, 2017 10:00AM - 8:00PM Odunde Festival at 23rd and South Sts

Celebration, Passion and Persistence….. are the words that come to mind when describing the life of Oshunbumi Fernandez, CEO of ODUNDE, Inc. ODUNDE, Inc. is a world-renowned cultural organization whose mission is to serve the need for cultural enrichment in the African American community.

The organization is known for its “staple event” - the ODUNDE festival which attracts up to 500,000 attendees, covers 12-city blocks, has over 100 arts & craft/ food vendors and has two stages of live entertainment. The festival is the largest African-American street festival in the country. The festival is known throughout the world as one of the original models for African-American festivals, hosting many internationally known African and Caribbean performers, dignitaries, folk artists and cultural leaders.

Ms. Fernandez was named by The Philadelphia Tribune as one of the TOP 10 People Under 40 to watch in 2011 and was recently named one of Philadelphia's most influential African American leaders of 2012, 2013 and 2014. Her education includes a BA in Biology from Temple University and a MBA from LaSalle University. Her dedication to cultural awareness and expression has dominated her professional life. She has been invited to lecture on her personal achievements and the accomplishments of ODUNDE by regional and national organizations.

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