6TH ANNUAL BLACK MARRIAGE DAY: MARCH 24, 2012

Black Marriage Day, in celebration of the Black family,  will be celebrated their upcoming convention on March 24, 2012, from 12:00 noon to 5:00pm.

For more on this event, continue reading below.

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Black Marriage Day (www.blackmarriageday.com), is dedicated to celebrating the institution of marriage within our community. Instituted by Nisa Muhammad of Wedded Bliss Inc in 2001 (www.weddedblissinc.com), Black Marriage Day is now celebrated in over 300 cities and neighborhoods around the country.  Marriage belongs to the community, not solely to the couple. In communities where marriages are healthy and successful property values are higher, there are better schools, lower crime rates and the people are healthier. In communities where the divorce rate is higher than the marriage rate and marriages fail to happen, lower property values, poorer schools, crime, health concerns, and many other risk factors abound. Communities have a responsibility to help change the culture of marriage by encouraging organizational collaborations between community groups and institutions of faith, celebrations that increase the value of marriage and courses that provide services to strengthen marriages.

This is our sixth year honoring Black Marriages in Richmond by providing education and resources.  We celebrate and support the development and growth of healthy families with workshops and classes that are free to the public.   This year we are partnering with JAPMEG, INC resulting in a concert featuring Kindred and the Family Soul.  Please visit our registration page and let us know if you intend to join us so that presenters can prepare an appropriate number of handouts.  


There are also vending spaces available for businesses that serve our families. There will not be any food vendors allowed;  however if you have a service that strengthens families, please inquire with us. 
 If you won’t be joining us or are out of state, it is not difficult to celebrate marriages where you are. Go towww.blackmarriageday.com for ideas.

This day of workshops is open to African-Americans of all faiths and ages. Often we as a community do not take advantage of tools made available to us when it comes to our relationships because we don’t want anyone “in our business”. Don’t pass up this opportunity to educate, yourself, your mate, and your children. Come out and receive good information and relationship skills.
If you would like information on vending or information email us at bmdrva@gmail.com or sign up for our mailing list.  Please see the links page for partners and information on curriculum.

We look forward to seeing you!

SOURCE: 

Wedded Bliss Foundation

1155 F Street NW Suite 1050

Washington, DC 20004

Phone: 202-559-8569   Fax:  202-559-8669

Via Happily Natural Day

2910 Matisse Lane

Richmond, VA23224

http://happilynaturalday.com/about.htm

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