CAHM Opening Ceremony

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) will feature approximately thirty-five (35) islands representing the English, French, Spanish and Dutch speaking Caribbean through national dress displays, a taste of Caribbean cuisine and cultural entertainment.  This event will feature exhibit tables for promotional display and there will also be a flag salute with the youth carrying a flag from each Caribbean nation and the USA. Additionally, several Georgia elected officials has 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 7th from 3pm-7pm.  Free and open to the public.

 

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Opening Reception & Panel Discussion for Library Programs

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.

CAHM Opening Ceremony

 

Caribbean American Heritage Month Opening Ceremony 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contacts: Christine Newton gcahcinfo@gmail.com

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 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  www.gcahcinc.org  or by emailing gcahcinfo@gmail.com.

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  www.gcahcinc.org or email gcahcinfo@gmail.com

 

 

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Past Events

Barbados Comes to Atlanta Events

Barbadoscomesto.org 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
Barbadoscomesto.org
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

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