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The month of June is here and we’ve been planning our 2nd Annual CAHM list of activities:

We’d like to invite you to celebrate Caribbean American Heritage Month this June.  This month has been designated to celebrate the achievements and contributions of Caribbean American people to the fabric of the American society.

From Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, to leaders like Colin Powell, Eric Holder, Marcus Garvey, Stokely Carmichael, Malcolm X and Shirley Chisolm, Louis Farrakhan – to entertainers like Cicely Tyson, Gabrielle Reece, Harry Belafonte, Pitbull, Sidney Poitier, Kelsey Grammer, Rihanna, Corbin Bleu, Sean Kingston, Nicki Minaj and of course in sports there are too many to count.

This June join us in Orlando or connect with your local Caribbean Chambers and Associations to see what they are doing to Celebrate and to bring awareness to the Caribbean American Community in your area.

June 6th, join me and the rest of the Caribbean American Passport team as we honor our local community heroes – both Caribbean and American.  Susan Taylor, Editor Emeritus of Essence Magazine will be our keynote speaker at this event.    She is of Caribbean roots too, a mixture of Trinidad & Tobago and St.Kitts.  We are proud to welcome her to Orlando to celebrate with us in this special month and we invite you to celebrate with us on Wednesday with a piece of the islands.  For more information go to CaribbeanHonors

We’re only 9 days into the month and I’m having a fantastic time – tired already but trying to rest up today for the Women on the RYSE honors tonight at the Orlando Shakespeare Theater ESPECIALLY SINCE I’M ONE OF THE WONMEN ON THE RYSE IN THE ISSUE THIS JUNE AND THAT COVER SHOT LOOKS A LOT LIKE ME, BUT I HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL TONIGHT TO SEE WHO THEY CHOSE FOR THE COVER.  




June 9th – CAHM supports the Anancy Festival at the Sanford Princess Theater presented by Break Away Moments
June 9th – CAHM supports Women on the Ryse Honors, presented by Ryse Magazine, 6pm at the Orlando Shakespeare Theater.

June 10th – CAHM supports the 12th Annual Indian Arrival Day Celebrations at Lot U (next to the Citrus Bowl) from 1:00pm to 7:00pm – presented by Sur Tarang – WLAA 1600AM
June 12-13:CAHM supports the  KLF Two-Day Youth Basketball Clinic (Lake Mary Prep, Lake Mary) Led by Coach Donnie Arey (Warner University, Michael Jordan Flight School, NBA & more) with special appearance by Adonal Foyle. Mid- to advanced-level performance basketball training for youths 12 & up.

Thursday, June 14: KLF Summer Social (Ember, Downtown Orlando)
Join Adonal Foyle and friends for our summer networking happy hour to benefit our Caribbean All-Star Student-Athletes! 

June 23rd – CAHM Business Expo and Job Fair at Majestic Banquet Hall – All Associations are invited to encourage their members and supporting business partners to purchase a booth ($200) to showcase their products and services to the Greater Orlando community.

There will be Business Seminars and presentation by Chamber members organizations and we encourage Associations to reach out to their Tourist Boards to purchase a booth or provide promotional material to showcase their homeland – Majestic Banquet Hall from 10:00am to 4:00pm.  CHAMBER MEMBERS PAY ONLY $100.00 FOR THEIR BOOTH.  

June 23rd – CAHM supports the Caribbean Gospel Extravaganza at Hope Church from 6:00 pm to 10:00pm at the Hope Church of Orlando, all Associations are encouraged to come out and support ($20) showcasing Judith Gayle and DJ Nicholas.
June 24th – CAHM Festival at Lake Eola in Downtown Orlando – This is our Showcase event and all Associations are encouraged to present a Cultural presentation that portrays their unique Island Culture and Heritage. Associations are invited to purchase a booth ($200) to showcase their mission, their activities, and their membership to the Greater Central Florida community. Each Association is also encouraged to reach out their respective Tourist Boards and Consular Offices to purchase a booth that will provide a platform to showcase the tourist, travel and business opportunities available back in the homelands. There will be a VIP tent for local Government Officials, Sponsors, Consular Generals and Heads of Caribbean Organizations. The event start at 10:00am and ends at 8:00pm with the cultural presentations starting from 2:00pm.  

June 30th – CAHM supports TTAC with their “Back-In-Time” Dance at Ship Wrek – This event is part of the TTAC fund raising efforts and all Associations are encouraged to come out and support from 8:00pm to ?? at Ship Wrek (De Hut Location)
June 30th & July 1st – CAHM Supports IIC T20 Cricket West Indies vs. New Zealand – everybody who loves cricket needs to head down to Fort Lauderdale to support this effort to bring international level West Indies cricket to the USA and Florida. This is the first time that the West Indies Cricket Board have ever launched and/or played cricket at this level in the USA/Florida. We need to show our support if we want more cricket played in USA/Florida – the Islands are watching and measuring our support – ICC Cricket West Indies vs. New Zealand 1st T20 – Broward Cricket Stadium Lauderhill, Fla.
July 7th- CAHM 5K Family Walk/Run at Harbor Park in Baldwin Park – This is our Healthy Life Style event that promotes a healthy life style thru exercise and better nutrition. Each participant ($25) will receive a CAHM T-Shirt and water bottle, there will be CAHM manned (or wo-manned) water stations along the route with live steel pan music. Trophies will be presented to the fastest runner (male and female – open category) and the fastest CAHM member (male and female). We encourage all associations to come out with the family and join the fun walk/run for health.
We look forward to your support this month as we celebrate Caribbean American Heritage Month. 

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