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GCAHC BANQUET

2016GALA

GALA AND AWARD CEREMONY

The culmination of all Caribbean American Heritage Month activities is celebrated at the GALA & AWARDS CEREMONY hosted by Georgia Caribbean American Heritage Coalition.

This formal event will be held at the Atlanta Airport Marriott  Center at 7:00pm

It will be a true celebration of the Caribbean cultural influence in the city of Atlanta and patrons can expect lively entertainment.

You do not want to miss this!!

CARIBBEAN WRITERS’ SERIES BASH‘-A Literary Meet & Greet’

In observance of Caribbean American Heritage Month, the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History and the Ivan Allen Jr. Department, present a Caribbean Writers’ Series Bash: A Literary Meet and Greet with writers of Caribbean descent who will discuss their latest publications. Participating authors include Rodney Foster, Remember Wen?: Poems and Short Stories; Jonquille, My Jamaican Girl;

Dr. Glen Laman, Jamaican Entrepreneurship; Gillian Lee-Fong-Farris, Tembe;

Valrie Walker Sanders, African Hospitality: Notes and Impressions of a Caribbean Woman as She Travels Around the African Continent; and, Irvine Weekes, From the Inside Looking Out: The Coming of Age of a Boy in the African Diaspora.

CAHM Variety Show

JUNE 14th, 2015

OLDE TOWN PAVILION

949 South Main St, CONYERS, GA 30012

Price: Adults  $15/ Chidren Ages 6-12 $5/ Children <5 FREE

Time : 4:00- 7:00 PM

VENDOR & VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE

Contact Genori McCormack at gcahcinfo@gmail.com

Tickets, call 404-667-7933

 

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 youths 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 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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