press advisory: A LEGACY OF PEACE… FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2022 AT 12 NOON AN INDELIBLE IMPRINT ON HISTORY AND PHILADELPHIA’S FUTURE WILL BE MADE AS STREET RENAMING CEREMONY MARKS HOPE & HEALING WITH THE USHERING IN OF THE FATTAH PEACE ACADEMY
The 5700 Block of W. Master Street to be renamed David Fattah Way and the 1400 Block of N. Frazier Street to be renamed Queen Mother Falaka Fattah Way
PHILADELPHIA, PA (USA) – 14 June 2022 -- By resolution of the City Council of Philadelphia, Friday, June 17, 2022 at 12:00 noon at the corner of Frazier and Master Streets, the City of Philadelphia will host a ceremony as the city renames the 5600 block of Master Street as David Fattah Way and the 1400 block of Frazier Street as Queen Mother Falaka Fattah Way.
“RESOLVED, BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA, That the legacy and dedicated service of David Fattah and Queen Mother Falaka Fattah to Philadelphia youth be memorialized and the 5600 block of W. Master Street shall henceforth be known as “David Fattah Way” and the 1400 block of N. Frazier Street shall henceforth be known as “Queen Mother Falaka Fattah Way.”
Under the leadership of Queen Mother Falaka Fattah and her late husband Mr. David Fattah and headquartered at 5625 Master Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the fifth largest metropolitan area in the United States, the House of Umoja is an internationally acclaimed institution that has a fifty-four-year successful track record of positively transforming the lives of over 3,000 urban male youths and reducing gang violence. The House of Umoja, Inc. has designed and implemented innovative and solutions-based initiatives that are heralded as Global Models that promote peace, address many of the key challenges confronting boys and adolescent males which prevent them from maturing into productive and successful adults, foster community development and economic sustainability, and create intergenerational collaborations.
“WHEREAS, both David Fattah and Queen Mother Falaka Fattah founded the House of Umoja to serve as a sanctuary for Philadelphia youth involved in gang activity to give them a support system based on a family;
WHEREAS, After founding the House of Umoja, David Fattah served as its Director of Community Outreach for 50 years. In 1974, he negotiated the Imani Pact between members of several rival gangs in an effort to bring about peace in the city;
WHEREAS, Queen Mother’s work with the House of Umoja earned her over 100 awards and the respect of and admiration of two U.S. Presidents: Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan;
The House Of Umoja, Inc.’s indelible imprint in history will continue. Cognizant of the fact that our children are our “Next Generation Of Leaders,” the House Of Umoja discloses it’s transition plan and priority for the next two (2) years, the programmatic and physical development of Fattah Peace Academy. The transition began with the model program the UMOJA INTENTIONAL COMMUNITY developed by Queen Mother Falaka Fattah based on the experiences and success of the House of Umoja. April 19, 2022, the House of Umoja launched its “A Value Of Human Life After School Program,” the Umoja Youth Peace Corps, a component of the dynamic and multi-faceted curriculum offered by the Fattah Peace Academy.
WHEREAS, David Fattah’s and Queen Mother Falaka Fattah’s dedication to teaching, mentoring, and nurturing over 3,000 young African Americans. David Fattah’s unwavering commitment to the strength and safety of Philadelphia communities and Queen Mother Falaka Fattah’s serve to the No Gag War in 74 Campaign, which influenced the lives of thousands, should be memorialized;”
Queen Mother Falaka Fattah states, “As the House of Umoja embarks on its 54th anniversary, the honor and acknowledgement of the street renaming ushers in an era of Hope and Healing for the House of Umoja.”
For further information about the House of Umoja, Inc., visit the organization’s website at www.houseofumoja.net or call (215) 473-5893 or send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Queen Mother Falaka Fattah
President and Chief Executive Officer
House of Umoja, Inc.