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 National Caribbean-American Heritage Month 
Marks Ninth Anniversary in 2014
In June 2005, the House of Representatives unanimously adopted H. Con. Res. 71, sponsored by Congresswoman Barbara Lee, recognizing the significance of Caribbean people and their descendants in the history and culture of the United States.  On February 14, 2006, the resolution similarly passed the Senate, culminating a two-year, bipartisan and bicameral effort.
 
Since the declaration, the White House has issued an annual proclamation recognizing June as Caribbean-American Heritage Month. This year marks the eighth anniversary of June as National Caribbean American Heritage Month.  
 
The campaign to designate June as National Caribbean American Heritage Month, was spearheaded by Dr. Claire Nelson, Founder and President of the Institute of Caribbean Studies.  Through the commemoration of this month, we hope to ensure that America is reminded that its greatness lies in its diversity, with Caribbean immigrants from founding father Alexander Hamilton, to journalist Malcolm Gladwell, who have shaped the American dream.
Celebrate June as Caribbean American Heritage Month
CAHM 2013 Schedule


TUESDAY, JUNE 25th
11:30am -1:30 pm
THE CARIBBEAN AMERICAN COUNT
A CENSUS WORKSHOP

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26th
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
FAITH LEADERS ON COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
@ Organization of American States

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
BRIEFING ON NEW RULES IN TRADEMARKS & PATENTS
for Small Businesses
@ US Patent and Trademark Office

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
UPDATE ON CARIBBEAN GROWTH FORUM
@ Inter-American Development Bank

THURSDAY, JUNE 27th
8:30 am- 5:00 pm

Speakers include:
Congresswoman Yvette Clarke
Congresswoman Barbara Lee
Hon. Hazelle Rogers
Hon. Urania Petit

FRIDAY, JUNE 28th
10:00 am-12:30 pm
CARIBBEAN AMERICA BUSINESS LEADERS
BRIEFING ON BIZ OPPS WITH FED

@Department of Commerce

1:00pm - 5:00pm
WHITE HOUSE BREIFING

3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
YOUTH LEADERSHIP DIALOGUE
@
Inter-American Development Bank

 WHO's WHO OF CARIBBEAN HERITAGE  

Cicely Tyson, Gen. Colin Powell, Sir Sidney Poitier, Jean Baptiste du Sable, Jim Russworm, Claude McKay, Malcolm X,  Gov. David Patterson,  Hon. Shirley Chisholm, Dr. Muriel Pettioni. 10 more reasons to Celebrate JUNE!

 EVENTS 
CAHM 2014 SCHEDULE 

JUNE 6-7 HRA Expo

JUNE 7 Caribbean Festival of Prince George's County

JUNE 9 Art Show

JUNE 10 Reggae Revival

JUNE 11 Book Festival

JUNE 12 The Play's The Thing

June 13-15 FIlm Festival

JUNE 14 Anansi Festival

JUNE 23-27 National Caribbean American Legislative Week

JUNE 28 DC Carnival

JUNE 29 Caribbean Comedy Festival

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National Caribbean American Heritage Foundation
dba/Caribbean American Heritage Month 

1629 K Street NW
Suite 300
Washington DC 20006
Phone: 202.638.0460202.638.0460
Email: icsdcorg@gmail.com