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FWISD Mass Choir To Perform At Harambee Festival Saturday, October 5

A 459-member Fort Worth ISD Mass Choir will participate in the Anti-Bullying Rally at this weekend’s 10th annual Harambee Festival.

The choir, made up of students representing 21 FWISD schools, will perform at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Evans Avenue Plaza, 1050 Evans Ave. The rally, which coincides with Anti-Bullying Month, teaches students effective responses to addressing all forms of bullying and offers resources for kids and teens experiencing troubling situations.

The following schools are represented in the Fort Worth ISD Mass Choir: Bill J. Elliott, Clifford Davis, Luella Merrett, Bruce Shulkey, Hazel Harvey Peace, Seminary Hills Park, Richard J. Wilson, Glen Park, Van Zandt-Guinn, George C. Clarke, M.L. Phillips, South Hills, Atwood McDonald, Bonnie Brae and Sam Rosen elementary schools; Jacquet, McClung and Morningside middle schools; Daggett Montessori, Young Women’s Leadership Academy and World Languages Institute.

The two-day event is produced by the Tarrant County Black Historical and Genealogical Society. In Swahili, Harambee means “all come together.”

Harambee Festival activities begin at 6 p.m. Friday, October 4 with the Seafood, Chicken and Blues Fest.

Activities continue at 9 a.m. Saturday with a parade that departs from the Hazel Harvey Peace Center for Neighborhoods, 818 Missouri Ave. Evan Anderson, an NBC 5 (KXAS-TV) anchor/ reporter and Eastern Hills High School alumnus, will serve as parade grand marshal and opening ceremony host.

Other festivities throughout the two-day event include a health and wellness fair, kids’ zone, poetry slam, food, art, live music and much more.

For more details, visit or call 817-229-7778.


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