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CAHM Opening Ceremony


Caribbean American Heritage Month Opening Ceremony 2018


Media Contacts: Christine Newton


Free event to the public celebrating 14 years of unity, heritage and culture of the thirty-five (35) Caribbean Islands.

The Caribbean American Heritage Month (CAHM) Opening Ceremony is one of the headliner events for the Caribbean community in Georgia during the month of June.  The Opening Ceremony sponsored by Georgia Caribbean American Heritage Coalition (GCAHC). This event typically attracts about 500 persons and will feature approximately 35 countries representing the English, French, Spanish and Dutch speaking Caribbean through national dress displays, a taste of Caribbean cuisine and cultural entertainment.

“The Flag salute” consist of a parade of Flags carried by the youth representing each Caribbean nation and the USA has been billed as “a major element” of the event.  Another great feature are the exhibit tables for promotional display designed to showcase Caribbean culture and products.  Additionally, The cultural presentations respectively from both of this year’s highlighted nations to commemorate their historic milestone of 50th years of Independence is said to be spectacular.  Government officials from Georgia and of the highlighted nations have been invited and are expected to attend this and other events. It will be held at City Hall Atrium (55 Trinity Avenue, Atlanta, Georgia 30303) on Sunday June 3th from 3pm-6pm. Free and Open to the public.

GCAHC was formed in 2006 and is the leading Caribbean representative organization of the Caribbean community in the state of Georgia. According to organization past President, Tony Alleyne, ‘During the past eleven years, the organization has continued to make huge strides in highlighting the impact of Caribbean culture on our community. Through business forums, health fairs, mentorship programs and a number of cultural and educational programs we continue to influence those around us. We have also partnered with the Atlanta-Fulton County Public Library to sponsor several educational forums and Caribbean film festivals.’

The opening ceremony is but one of several events happening throughout the month of June to commemorate Caribbean culture.  . GCAHC is also promoting Caribbean activities being sponsored by the Atlanta Fulton Library. More information about these events can be found at  or by emailing

About GCAHC:

GCAHC was formed in 2006 and is the leading Caribbean representative organization of the Caribbean community in the state of Georgia. GCAHC’s ongoing advocacy and community involvement includes co-authoring Resolution HR 978 the Georgia Caribbean American Heritage Month legislation, sponsored by Georgia State Representatives Billy Mitchell; partnering with the U.S. Census Bureau to achieve an accurate count for people of Caribbean ancestry in the State of Georgia in the 2010 Census; ongoing community involvement with Homeland Security re: FEMA, and USCIS immigration issues; participation in the SCLC Women’s Organization Nonpartisan Multicultural Voter Registration. For more information about the organization, go to or email




Past Events

Barbados Comes to Atlanta Events Information: 678-927-4430

Thursday May 26, 2016 9:00am to 5:00pm
Education & Health Symposium

Thursday May 26, 2016 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Barbados as a destination for Filming

Thursday May 26, 2016 6:00am to 9:00pm
Film Screening

Friday May 27, 2016 6:00PM to 9:00PM
Welcome Reception

Friday May 27, 2016 9:00am to 5:00pm
Business Forum

Friday May 27, 2016 12:00pm to 5:30pm
Travel Agent Training

Saturday May 28, 2016 @ 11:00AM-7:00PM
Re-creating Bridgetown Market
320 Irwin Street @ Jackson Street by King Center (FREE)

Sunday May 29th, 2016 2017pm-11pm
Barbados Comes To Atlanta Gala
Information: 678-927-4430
Cost $100-$125

Sunday June 5th – 3pm – 7pm
GCAHC Opening Ceremony – Including Guyana and Barbados 50th Anniversary celebration, Awards Presentation, Island Displays, Flag Salute, and Cultural Presentations.
Venue – Atlanta City Hall Atrium – Downtown Atlanta
55 Trinity Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30303
ADM (Free Admission)

Saturday, June 11 – 11:00am- 4:00pm
Youth Focus Events
Workshops for the youth, Anancy Festival and Caribbean Spelling Bee.
Metropolitan Library,
1332 Metropolitan Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30310
(Phone (404-730-1700)

Saturday June 11 – 3:30pm
Caribbean Film Festival
Venue: Metropolitan Library,
1332 Metropolitan Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30310
Film:  “’The Boys of summer’ (Curacao)’FREE

Sunday, June 12th, 2016 – 2:30pm
Caribbean Film Festival
Atlanta-Fulton County Central Library,
One Margaret Mitchell Square, Atlanta, GA 30303
Film: “’Queen Nanny: Legendary Maroon Chieftains’ Jamaica)  (Phone (404-730-1700) FREE

About Us


Strive for the economic and political empowerment of Caribbean people in the State of

Georgia, and the preservation and promotion of our cultural heritage.



Leadership Presence:

  • Partner and support all other Caribbean organization in the wider Georgia area.

Cultural Presence:

  • Foster cultural awareness in the wider community through sponsoring & supporting activities e.g.
    • Carnival Events
    • Family Days & Picnics
    • Educational Seminars

Community Presence:

  • Being a source of economic & civic empowerment for all Caribbean community members
    • Legislative Days at the State Capitol
    • Business Directory