Caribbean American Heritage Month Kicks Off in Atlanta

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Published on June 10, 2011 with No Comments

Traditional St. Lucian Dancers Kick Off Caribbean-American Month

Last weekend, Caribbeans from all over Atlanta converged at the Atlanta City Hall Atrium for the Opening Reception of Caribbean American Heritage Month. The event is one of many occurring all month long around the city of Atlanta and the nation as a whole. Attendees at the event were treated to exquisite Caribbean dishes from this year’s featured country of St. Lucia. Some of the dished served included Johnny cakes, salt fish, and more. I personally enjoyed the ginger beer! A girl’s gotta eat (and drink!). We were also treated to a traditional St. Lucian dance.

During the event, an award was presented by Jamaica Consulate, Vin Martin, to Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent, Dr. Beverly Hall and accepted on her behalf by the Honorable Jewell C. Scott. Ms. Scott was the first female and first Caribbean-American District Attorney for Clayton County.

After all the eating of that food, its probably a good idea to check up on our health too!! To that end, tomorrow there will be a health symposium at the Fulton County Public Library beginning at 11:00AM. For more information visit: www.gacaribbeanamericanheritage.org. In the meantime, check out the pics of the launch event!

By the way, I have a bone to pick with GCAHC, there was no V.I. flag on the stadium!!!!!!!


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