25th Annual Caribbean American Heritage Awards – FRI Nov 16

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Published on October 29, 2018 with No Comments

Join the Institute of Caribbean Studies (ICS) at JW Marriott (Washington, DC) on Friday, Nov. 16 for the 25th Annual Caribbean American Heritage Awards (CARAH).  CARAH is one of the most elegant evenings celebrating the accomplishments of Caribbean Americans!
Here is this year’s list of illustrious honorees and their Caribbean heritage:
  • Jerry Butler – Bahamas
  • Alyson Cambridge (Vanguard) – Guyana
  • Dr. Andre Cropper (Science & Technology) – Trinidad/Tobago
  • Tony Harris (Forerunner) – Guyana
  • Sherry Herbert (Corporate America Award) – St. Kitts/Nevis
  • Inner Circle Reggae Band (Luminary) – Jamaica
  • Jean Claude Legagneur (Arts) – Haiti
  • Karen Nelson Ph.D. (Healthcare) – Jamaica
  • Hon. Oliver Samuels O.D. (Lifetime Achievement Award) – Jamaica

Event Details

·Date and Time: Friday, November 16, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 1:00 AM

·Location: The JW Marriott Hotel, Washington, DC

·Attire: Black Tie Optional

Attendees: Business leaders, philanthropists, elected officials, and ambassadors will attend this celebratory evening of dinner, dancing, a silent  auction and an after-hours dance party.

ICS Founder, Dr. Claire Nelson with Maxi Priest, CARAH 2015 Honoree (PHOTO:  Twitter)

ICS Founder, Dr. Claire Nelson with Maxi Priest, CARAH 2015 Honoree

Event Schedule

·   6:00 PM – 7:30 PM       Chairman’s Reception (by invitation only)

·   6:30 PM – 7:30 PM       Cocktail Reception

·   6:00 PM                      Silent Auction Gallery Opens

·   7:30 PM                      Doors Open to Dinner

·   8:00 PM – 8:45 PM       Dinner

·   8:45 PM                      Silent Auction Gallery Closes

·   8:45 PM – 10:45 PM     CARAH Awards

· 10:45 PM                      Silent Auction Cash Out and Item Pick Up

· 10:45 PM – 1:00 AM       After-Hours Dancing and Celebration


·  Valet Parking: $59

·  Self Parking: Reserve Your Parking Space via Parking Panda at 560 13th Street NW: $15-$26

There’s still time to get your ticket:  caribbeanheritageawards.org


The Caribbean American Heritage (CARAH) Awards were instituted in 1994 by the Institute of Caribbean Studies in order to demonstrate the contributions that Caribbean immigrants make to the USA.   Also honored from time to time are Friends of the Caribbean whose work contribute to the wellbeing and welfare of the Caribbean peoples.  ICS’  Founder and President, Dr. Claire Nelson cites the CARAH Awards as part of the organization’s campaign to ensure that the conversation on the future of America and immigration includes a recognition of the indivisible historical linkages between the US and the Caribbean.

ABOUT Institute for Caribbean Studies (ICS)

The Institute of Caribbean Studies (ICS), founded in 1993, is a non-partisan, non-proft, 501 (c) (3) organization dedicated to policy analysis, advocacy and education on issues that advance the interests of Caribbean Americans.  ICS is the Campaign Chair and Lead Advocate for the Commemoration of June as National Caribbean American Heritage Month.  ICS has been cited in the US Congressional Record for its outstanding leadership by several Members of Congress including Congressman Charles Rangel,  Congresswoman Barbara Lee, Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus,  and Congressman Donald Payne, Chair of the Congressional Caribbean Caucus.



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