Sunday, July 26, 2020

National Caribbean American Heritage Month


Massachusetts Highlights National Caribbean American Heritage Month

Since 2006, June has been designated as National Caribbean American Heritage Month by Presidential Proclamation. Caribbean American have contributed to the development of the United States in extraordinary ways. Millions of people in the United States are connected to our Caribbean Neighbors.



Authentic Caribbean Foundation (ACF) held its virtual launch of “National Caribbean American Heritage Month - Massachusetts” on June 1, 2020 at 6pm in association with The Institute of Caribbean Studies (ICS). There was strong representation from the state’s elected officials, led by Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (House of Representative Massachusetts’s 7th Congressional District); Mike Vazquez (Representative of Governor Charley Baker, Massachusetts Governor’s Office); Robert F. Sullivan  (Mayor, City of Brockton); Kim Janey (Boston City Council); Julia Mejia (Boston City Council); Michelle Wu (Boston City Council); Quinton Zandorvan (Cambridge City Council); Ken Clifton (Town Council, Randolph); Gerlin Adrien (Everett City Council) and Natacha Clergy, (Town Council, Randolph).



MASSACHUSETTS FLAG RAISING


Boston Flag Raising

Boston, Massachusetts recognized Caribbean American Heritage Month
CARICOM FLAG flown at BOSTON CITY HALL June 2, 2020
Thanks to Mayor Marty Walsh and City Councilor president Kim Janey and Councilor Julia Mejia and Councilor Ricardo Arroyo for this opportunity.


Brockton Flag Raising

Brockton, Massachusetts recognized National Caribbean American Heritage Month
CARICOM FLAG flown at BROCKTON CITY HALL June 29, 2020
Thanks to Mayor Robert Sullivan for this opportunity.

Worcester Flag Raising

Worcester, Massachusetts recognized Caribbean American Heritage Month
CARICOM FLAG flown at WORCESTER CITY HALL June 15, 2020
Thanks to Mayor Joseph Petty for this opportunity.



CARIBBEAN AMERICAN WOMEN EMPOWERMENT


Authentic Caribbean Foundation (ACF) presented the second Caribbean-American Women’s Empowerment Conference on Saturday June 27, 2020 at 6.00 pm. CAWF believes that Women of Caribbean descent should have a community to which they can turn, to address issues important to them. CAWF also seeks to provide resources for women of Caribbean descent through a network of Caribbean-American women who are positioned to offer solutions.
The impressive line-up of panelists include: Monica Cannon Grant- Violence In Boston Inc; Ambassador Thelma Phillip- Browne - St. Kitts & Nevis; Keisha Greaves- Owner of Girls Chronically Rock LLC; Dr. Patricia M. Cedeno-Zamor PhD. MHA, MSW and Illouise Murillo-Tucker, DNP, RN, NPP who will speak on mental health issues. Speaking on Business Entrepreneurship and Caribbean Women in the Future are: Safiya Leslie-Riddim, Symphony & Pet Business; Minister Josline Croes, Aruba; Miranda Alexander, Caribbean Community In Philadelphia; Andrea Lawful-Sanders, The Source- Wurd Radio and Dr. Louise Michelle Vital, Assistant Professor Of International Higher Education, Lesley University. 




CARIBBEAN MEN SPEAK


Authentic Caribbean Foundation (ACF) presented the annual Caribbean Men Speak on Saturday June 30, 2020 at 7.00 pm. Caribbean Men Speak virtually event highlighted Caribbean men in leadership and innovation.
Caribbean Men are leaders, educators, fathers, strong figures in our communities however, some struggle with finding like-minded men to speak on life, upbringing, entrepreneur skills and becoming the successful man in their own rights.
The impressive line-up of panelists include: Professor Justin Petty of broadcast media and technology at Roxbury Community College, Ambassador Aubrey Webson of Antigua & Barbuda, Reginald Thelemaque fireman and paramedic, Eddy Chrispin Boston police office, Owin Farrell CEO of Soca Lion Entertainment, T Michael the People Academy Inc., Dominic Christopher CEO Deh Abroad & Bickle App, Tyrone Buckmire director legal aid & counselling clinic and Darryl Huggins director of School Based Services with moderator Darren Fenty.  





Caribbean March for Justice for Black Lives

Big up Larry Jordan Char Char Councilor Julia Mejia Sackeena Richards-Jean Pierre Orville E. Joseph Brianna Millor Councilor Michelle Wu, our committee members Lisa and Anita and our Caribbean people who supported our Caribbean March for Justice for Black Lives.


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