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Emergency Town Hall Meeting Called For Jamaican Diaspora – May 27th, 2010 – Brooklyn, New York

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Brooklyn, N.Y., May 19th …The Coalition to Preserve Reggae Music, Inc., (CPR) Reggae Artists, Musicians, Producers, Promoters & Songwriters (Reggae AMPPS) and Sons and Daughters of Jamaica have organized a Town Hall Meeting to allow members of the Jamaica Diaspora to share concerns with members of the Diaspora Advisory Board in preparation for the upcoming Diaspora convention in Jamaica, June 14-17. The convention will address building sustainable Diaspora communities and forging partnerships between Jamaica and its Diaspora for Jamaica’s development. The meeting takes place from 6pm to 10pm on Thursday, May 27th in Brooklyn at St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church, 331 Hawthorne Street (Nostrand and New York Aves.)

Chairman, Patrick Beckford and members of the advisory board will be present at the town hall meeting to provide a brief background about the Diaspora Advisory Board and the upcoming convention. The meeting will provide community members with the opportunity to give testimony about their concerns and offer recommendations for shaping the agenda of the delegation from the North East heading to the convention.

We invite organizations to endorse and co-sponsor the town hall meeting and invite their members to show up and share their testimony regarding their recommendations for the strengthening of the Diaspora Advisory Board and forging meaningful partnerships with Jamaica.

For further information call 718-421-6927 or email [email protected]

About CPR:
The Coalition to Preserve Reggae Music (CPR) is a charitable organization working to raise the bar in the creation, development, promotion and presentation of reggae music. CPR conducts educational forums, presents music events and conducts research to codify, curate and disseminate information about reggae music.

About Reggae AMPPS:
REGGAE A.M.P.P.S (Reggae Artists, Musicians, Producers, Promoters & Songwriters) is a membership-based organization which represents the interests of professional reggae musicians. Reggae AMPPS is committed to organizing seminars and conferences to educate members on industry issues; negotiating fair agreements on their behalf; protecting ownership of their recorded music; and developing health care and pension schemes that benefit members.

About Sons and Daughters of Jamaica:
Sons and Daughters of Jamaica is a charitable organization engaged in cultural, philanthropic and activist activities geared towards the upliftment of Jamaican people at home and abroad. www.sonsanddaughtersofja.org

1199 Ocean Avenue *Suite 407*Brooklyn, N.Y.11230
Contact: Sharon Gordon
Tel: 718-421-6927*Fax: 718-421-0522 

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