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The Ghana Caribbean Association (GCA) Presents Caribbean Week Celebration – Nov. 20 – 26, 2006 Du Bois Memorial Centre, Cantoments, Accra, Ghana

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Caribbean Week Celebration Nov. 20 – 26, 2006

The objective of these events is to help create greater awareness of the Caribbean, its people and their contribution to and relationship with Ghana from the end of slavery to present. As the community expands, we feel this programme will go a long way in fostering peaceful co-existence between the two groups.

The theme for the week’s event is “Ghana Caribbean Relations: From Slavery to Present.

Activities for the week are:

Mon. Nov. 20, 2006 A Presentation and Photo Exhibition
Topic: Ghana Caribbean Relations – From Slavery to present
Guest speakers: Professor Tony C. Martin, Professor of African Studies, Wellesby College, U.S.A and Professor Anaqundah, Professor of Archaeology, University of Ghana, Legon

Tue. Nov. 21, 2006 – Symposium & Book Launch
Topic: Ghana Caribbean Relations – From Slavery to present
Guest speakers: Professor
Book Launch Title: Amy Ashwood Garvey: Pan-Africanist, Feminist and Wife No. 1 Author: Professor Tony C. Martin

Wed. Nov. 22, 2006 – Cultural Night.
Venue: The Du Bois Centre for Pan-African Culture

Thur. Nov. 23, 2004 – Anansie Story Telling Caribbean Version
Venue: Efua Sutherland Centre, University of Ghana, Legon.

Fri. Nov. 24, 2006 – Movie Night

Sat. Nov/ 25, 2006 – Food Fair and Carnival
Venue: The Du Bois Centre
Featuring Caribbean Food, Music, limbo dancing, Jumble Sale, arm wrestling contest, Spin-Off of the best of Caribbean music etc. (Special attractions: Preparing of Caribbean dishes which are similar to Ghanaian dishes and a Come Chat Patois wid mi corner. Variety of Caribbean food on sale

November 26, 2004 – Thanksgiving Service at Joint Church in Tema

About The Ghana Caribbean Association (GCA)

The Ghana Caribbean Association (GCA) was founded in 1964 out of the need to forge closer links with Ghanaians and peoples of the Caribbean. It’s main objectives are:

  • To foster, preserve and expand cultural and social links between Ghanaians and Caribbean nationals.
  • To encourage the interchange between cultural groups and educational institutions in the two areas.
  • To create a better understanding among the youth of the two areas by such means as competitions, pen pal correspondence and exchange of ideas.
  • In the discretion of the Executive Committee, to donate to charities, disaster funds and cases of personal distress.
  • To assist in providing hospitality for visitors from Ghana to the Caribbean and from the Caribbean to Ghana.

Membership is open to all Caribbean nationals and persons of Caribbean descent in Ghana, including those of British, Spanish, French and Dutch heritage, and all Ghanaians with recognized ties with the Caribbean.

The Ghana Caribbean Association meets the first Saturday of each month at the Du Bois Memorial Centre, Cantoments, Accra.

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