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Official Jamaican 42nd Independence Activities in Atlanta

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The Jamaican Community in Atlanta will mark Jamaica’s 42nd Year of Independence. In accordance with that the Union of Jamaican Organizations in Atlanta (UJOIA) have organized a series of events to commemorate this. For General contact on all events below, call the Jamaican Consulate @ 404 297 7696 or email [email protected]



Sunday, August 1: an Independence Thanksgiving service

What: Jamaica Independence Thanksgiving Service

Where: Hillside Presbyterian Church 1879 Columbia Drive in Decatur

Time: commencing at 5:00 p.m.

Sermon: Rev. Oliver Daley, pastor of the Ridgemount United Church in Mandeville, Jamaica. The Prime Minister’s message: will be read by Vin Martin, Esquire, Jamaica’s Honorary Consul in Atlanta.

Performance: Jamaica’s songbird Dawn Marie will present a special musical rendition.

A reception will follow after the church service.



Wednesday, August 4, A Medical Forum

What: A Medical Forum

Where: Auburn Avenu e Research Library on African American History Library 101 Auburn Ave Atlanta , GA, 30303

Time: at 6:00 p.m.

Info: The Forum will look at various health issues such as HIV, that are affecting Jamaica and the wider Caribbean. Also what we can do as a Community to alleviate these issues.

Panel: Fray Gordon of the Wellness Center will head The Panel. The panelists will include a number of top health officials from the Caribbean who reside in Atlanta.

Cost: Free



Friday, August 6, Independence Day

What: The Annual Cultural Extravaganza and variety concert

Where: Columbia Middle School at 6:00 p.m.

Who: The concert will feature a number of cultural performances with special guests, ee Danja, Shola Lewis, Monty Montgomery and his band, and many others. Mistress of Ceremonies will be former Miss. World, Lisa Hanna, who now resides in Atlanta.

Time: 6:00 pm

Cost: $5.00 Children Under 12 Free. Refreshments will be served.

Saturday, August 7 AJA Independence and Emancipation Ball



What: Atlanta Jamaican Association will present it’s Annual Independence and Emancipation Ball at the Georgia International Convention Center.


Time: 7:00 p.m

Speaker: Ronnie Thwaites host of Independent Talk on Power 106 FM in Jamaica Former MP.

Performance: Fabulous Five Band.

Where: Georgia International Convention Center, College Park (off camp Creek Pkwy)

INFO: For Tickets 4 04 787 4206 / 770 931 0866


Sunday, August 8, the Annual Family Fun Day

What: the Annual Family Fun Day

Where: Columbia Middle School gro unds 3001 Columbia Drive, Decatur.

Time: 12 noon until 8pm.

Info: The Family Fun Day will feature numerous sports, entertainment and other leisure events.

VENDORS ENCOURAGE: (404) 583 5473

Music: Changez Disco

Cost: Free


Sunday August 8 Jamaica Independence After Party @ Lexus

What: Jamaica Independence After Party

Where: Lexus Restaurant & Lounge 1395 Columbia Drive Decatur

Music: Changez International

Info: Fundraiser for the UJOIA to help pay for all the Independence events.

Time: 10:00 until

Contact: 404 284 6003 / [email protected]

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