Free event to the public headlines activities celebrating 10 years of unity through 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) 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.
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 ten 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. There will also be a variety show highlighting the talent within the Caribbean community. And the culminating gala event on Saturday, June 27, 2015, GCAHC Invitations have been extended to United States Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke (9th District of New York) and former New York City Council Member Dr. Una S. T. Clarke to be guests of honor at this event. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.