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Student Leadership Conference Comes to South Florida for Caribbean-American Heritage Month Celebration – June 29th 2007, Pembroke Pines

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A Caribbean American Perspective
On June 29th 2007, The Institute of Caribbean Studies (“ICS”) will be welcoming the Second Annual Student Leadership Conference to South Florida. This one-day conference will empower Caribbean-American youth ages 16 – 35, providing an opportunity to have a voice in issues facing the world and the Diasporic movement with regards to creating a vision for the year 2020. Attendees at this conference will participate in live discussions with their peers and in a cross-generational environment where their voices will be heard. This year the theme is “Leadership 2020: A Caribbean American Perspective”, and will focus on our youth and the development of their future.
This FREE Conference will bring together enterprising young minds for the purpose of working collaboratively to accomplish a shared vision. The Conference will highlight four major areas and will feature both panel and breakout sessions. At the end of the conference, those in attendance will have gained an insight into the process(es) required to implement the necessary changes that will secure their goals for the future.
The areas that will be addressed are:


Through a strategic alliance with Generation Engage (http://www.generationengage.org), the conference will be transmitted via internet satellite, simulcast to two remote locations throughout the United States. This will allow for participants to interact, real time with the actual conference.
In South Florida, the Conference will be held at:

Broward Community College, South Campus
South Regional/ BCC Library
7300 Pines Boulevard
Pembroke Pines, Florida.
For further information about this facility, visit their website at: www.browardlibrary.org
Via internet satellite, those schools involved with the LIVE broadcast are:

  1. Howard University, 2400 Sixth Street., NW, Washington, DC 20059;
  2. Medgar Evers College, Caribbean Research Center, 1650 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11225.

Register NOW for a FREE leadership conference geared towards the development of your future!!
For the convenience of those interested in participating in this year’s ground-breaking youth conference, accommodations have been arranged at the following participating hotels:
(1) Grand Palms Hotel, 110 Grand Palms Drive, Pembroke Pines, FL 33027, (2) Hampton Inn, 1900 NW 150th Avenue, Pembroke Pines, FL 33028, and (3) Holiday Inn Express Suites – Pembroke Pines, 14651 NW 20th Street, Pembroke Pines, FL 33028.
For ALL travel packages please email: [email protected]
Or visit www.thetravelkey.com for rates and specials.

For more information regarding registration and/or sponsorship opportunities, visit us at www.CaribbeanAmericanHeritage.org or Fax: 954-302-8389

The Institute of Caribbean Studies (ICS) is a non-partisan, non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization established in 1993 dedicated to education, advocacy and action on issues that have impact on Caribbean –Americans. The purpose of the Institute is to provide a forum for the public and private sector, the non-government organization community, scholars and others interested in promoting a dialogue; and assist in the execution of actions that result from that dialogue.

Mr. Glenn Joseph
Executive Vice President
Institute of Caribbean Studies
Email: [email protected]

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