OPENING RECEPTION AND PANEL DISCUSSION CARIBBEAN AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH
Learn about the programs sponsored by the Central Library and Auburn Avenue Research Library for National Caribbean American Heritage Month, and participate in a panel discussion on the topic, ‘Caribbean Unity: Is It a Dead Ideology’?
Find out about the Caribbean Film Festival, Anancy Festival, Caribbean Spelling Bee, Caribbean Writers’ Series, Caribbean Genealogy Workshop and an Exhibition of Visual Arts by Caribbean Artists. Panelists for the discussion are Dr. Ivelaw Griffith, President of Fort Valley State University, Patricia Henry, Atlanta Caribbean Carnival Bandleaders Association, and Dr. Kelwin Thomas, Morehouse School of Medicine. The moderator will be Valrie Walker-Sanders. Light refreshments will be served. This program is also presented by the British Virgin Islands Heritage Caribbean Group.
Monday, June 1 through Friday, August 15th, 2015* Caribbean Art Exhibition (Title to be Determined) Location: An exhibition at the AARL Satellite Exhibit Gallery at the Central Library
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CARIBBEAN AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH CELEBRATES 14 YEARS OF CARIBBEAN CULTURAL INFLUENCE
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 2005 and is the leading Caribbean representative organization of the Caribbean community in the state of Georgia. According to GCAHC’s 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 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 www.gcahcinc.org or by emailing email@example.com.
GCAHC was formed in 2005 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 and 2020 Census; ongoing community involvement with Homeland Security re: FEMA, and USCIS immigration issues; hurricace relief advocacy; participation in the SCLC Women’s Organization Nonpartisan Multicultural Voter Registration. For more information about the organization, go to www.gcahcinc.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org
GCAHC invites you to an afternoon of fun, food and networking at its CARIBBEAN SPRING BRUNCH on
MARCH 22nd, 2015 at
KARIBBEAN KONNECTION from
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Strive for the economic and political empowerment of Caribbean people in the State of
Georgia, and the preservation and promotion of our cultural heritage.
HOW DO WE DO THIS:
- Partner and support all other Caribbean organization in the wider Georgia area.
- Foster cultural awareness in the wider community through sponsoring & supporting activities e.g.
- Carnival Events
- Family Days & Picnics
- Educational Seminars
- Being a source of economic & civic empowerment for all Caribbean community members
- Legislative Days at the State Capitol
- Business Directory