Caribbean Heritage Month Kick off at city Hall for All Caribbean Islands
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.
Caribbean American Movers and Shakers Networking Series are hosted in prime markets of Atlanta, Georgia, New York City and Miami, Florida. The Caribbean Media Network, in conjunction with affiliates, hosts these memorable networking celebrations.
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
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Caribbean Day sponsored by the Caribbean Association of Georgia
A play written by Dr. Claire Nelson
Produced by Caribbean Association of Georgia
Directed By Chris Scott
Times: 2pm and 6pm
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.
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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 Reception with a Flag Ceremony is one of the headliner events for the Caribbean community in Georgia during the month of June. The Opening Ceremony is sponsored by Georgia Caribbean American Heritage Coalition (GCAHC). This event typically attracts about 300 persons and features 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” 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 is the exhibit tables for promotional displays designed to showcase Caribbean culture and products. Additionally, the spectacular cultural presentations help to educate the public and highlight historic milestones such as th Independence celebrations and other important anniversaries. Government officials from Georgia and from the highlighted nations have participated in the celebrations over the years through speaking engagements and presenting proclamations. For over thirteen years, the City of Atlanta has sponsored this important event in the City Hall Atrium. C (55 Trinity Avenue, Atlanta, Georgia 30303) on at the beginning of June th from 3pm-6pm. This event is 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 Reception and Flag Ceremony is one of several events occuring throughout the month of June to commemorate Caribbean culture. GCAHC has also promoted Caribbean activities being sponsored by the Atlanta Fulton Library. More information about these and other 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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