Welcome to our 2017 Midwest Black Family Reunion (BFR) website! We appreciate the thousands of people who attend, volunteer, and support our annual celebration. This year marks our 29th year, and our 2017 theme — appropriate as ever — is “Committed and Courageous.”
Our BFR nonprofit celebration is an empowering three-day cultural event that brings families, non-profit organizations, businesses, and the community together to focus on the historic strengths and values of the Black Family. The event was inaugurated in 1989 here in Cincinnati. And it has grown to be one of the city’s largest family-focused events — typically drawing over 25,000 visitors from our region and throughout the nation.
Have you joined us yet? We’re busy planning this summer’s festivities; you can expect an unparalleled 3-day experience addressing the mind, body and soul.
- a city-wide community parade
- national, regional and local musicians/performers (blues, R&B, jazz, poets, spoken word artists, gospel, etc.),
- interactive arts,
- spirituality, kids’, and seniors pavilions,
- an annual job fair,
- health screenings,
- non-profit booths/resources
- and a free Opening Ceremony Breakfast for the Community with inspiring speakers,
- and more.
We’re actively seeking sponsors, volunteers, and participants to partner with us for 2017. Please call our office at 513-247-0205 if you would like to get involved.
We hope to see you at our event!
Black Family Reunion Coordinator
The Midwest Regional Black Family Reunion Celebration was inaugurated in 1989 in Cincinnati, Ohio. This event continues to grow and is now one of Cincinnati’s largest family-focused events drawing over 20,000 patrons. It is held annually the third weekend of August.
Conceived by Dr. Dorothy I. Height, President Emerita of the National Council of Negro Women, the Black Family Reunion Celebration is a 3-day cultural week end event which brings consumers, corporations, and communities together to focus on the historic strengths and values of the Black Family. The National Council of Negro Women is dedicated to ensuring that the historic morals of the Black family are showcased and reinforced through responsive and innovative community service programs, such as the Black Family Reunion Celebration.
2017 Sponsorship Opportunities
Parade Route [Click images to enlarge]
Saturday, August 19th 2017, 10am. The parade departs from the Avondale town center at 3529 Reading Road in Cincinnati, OH 45229
Tracey Artis, Black Family Reunion Director, email@example.com
Chaka Buraimoh, Talent Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org
Phylita Boykins, Assistant young adults pavilion Coordinator, email@example.com
David Bright, Young adults Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tamika Turner-Douglas, Volunteer Coordinator, email@example.com
Craig Farley, Sponsor Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dwight Farley, Drink Vending Coordinator, email@example.com
Larry Farley, Sign/Banner Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org; Presented by Journey Steel, Inc.
Mark Farley, Food Vending Coordinator, email@example.com.
Lucinda Greene, Food Vending Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jerome Jackson, Program Pavilion Coordinator , email@example.com
Danica Johnson, Non-profit Coordinator, Danica.firstname.lastname@example.org
Craig Knight, Site Coordinator, email@example.com
Anthony Mitchell, Parade Coordinator, Anthonymitchell642@gmail.com
Yvonne Smith, Program Pavilion Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org
C. Jean Taylor, Senior Pavilion Coordinator
Darlando Dennard, Retail Coordinator, email@example.com
DeAngelo Sumler, Security, firstname.lastname@example.org