Green Festival Speakers
An entrepreneur and educator, Allah (born Kwame Garrett) is the founder and chief executive of Remix Marketing ; Communications, LLC, a communications firm specializing in the areas of youth and cultural program development, urban marketing and event planning. In addition to his entrepreneurial ventures, Allah has more than 20 years experience in civic involvement, community service and youth development that spans from Seattle to New York.In 2008 Allah was awarded the Martin Luther King County Executive Pioneer Award for Excellence in HipHop for outstanding service to the community. A strong advocate of community involvement and civic service, at age 21 he was runnerup for state representative in his home state of Washington. He has also served in membership, advisory and consultant capacities with a number of organizations and businesses. He is also founding director of the African American Heritage Museum and Cultural Center in Seattle, WA.For ten years Allah worked as the president/CEO of Umoja Fest African American Heritage Festival ; Parade, the Pacific Northwest's longest running AfricanAmerican community festival. In 2002 he founded the Seattle HipHop Summit Youth Council, the northwest affiliate of Russell Simmons' New York based HipHop Summit Action Network, which works to educate and empower youth academically, culturally and economically through HipHop. He is also cfounder of the United for Youth Coalition and the UmojaFest P.E.A.C.E. Center in Seattle, WA.