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It is the policy of the ICS to appoint Affiliate status to organizations and/or individual membership statsu in the National Commemorative Committee to individuals or organizations that promote the mission of National Caribbean American Heritage Month (NCAHM) in their city, county or state.

The objective of this policy is to ensure articulation of varied voices and interests in the Caribbean American community around the goals of ensuring continuation into perpetuity of the commemoration of JUNE as National Caribbean American Heritage Month.   NCAHM was established  to ensure the voice, visibility and agency of the Caribbean American community.     A main goal of NCAHM is to serve as the space for the development of advocacy leadership around the country and the development of a network of committed leaders.

Given the history and status of various experiments in establishing and maintaining umbrella organizations in the Caribbean American Community, ICS has decided to establish the affiliate process as a means of addressing the critical need in Washington DC for a visible network of credible organizations in order to ensure increased access to policy makers.   The Caribbean American Community remains among the few minority cultural/ethnic groups of its size without a fulltime advocacy organization.  

As such the affiliate program is aimed at assisting in the development of a coherent, cohesive, empowered alliance of organizations that can as needed address the critical overarching policies that impact on Caribbean Americans across the nation.

Becoming an NCAHM affiliate in NO WAY authorizes ICS to control your Board and your funding.  The benefits to affiliate include: increased influence nationally and locally (strength in numbers);   increased access to power structure in corporate America and foundation community,  (note they are funding New American immigrants who are visible as a group such as Ethiopians, Somalians, Hispanics who are organized collectively);  improved coordination of voice in respect to Federal government advocacy; improved delivery of existing diaspora initiatives in home country through sharing information and doing more partnership development and training. 


If you would like to become active in the National Commemorative Committee for CAHM, or would like more information on organizing events in JUNE, please leave your name and contact information.

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EVENTS 2018 

This is a calendar of events in the DC Metro Area unless otherwise specified:

JUNE 2       A Taste of the Caribbean 

JUNE 3      Special Commemorative Church Service @ Holy Comforter Episcopal

JUNE 8       World Oceans Day. Become a Caribbean SEA FAN and Celebrate World Oceans Day!

JUNE 8-11  18th Annual DC Caribbean Film Festival

JUNE 10     DC Jerk Festival 

JUNE 18     Census 2020 Webinar - registration required

JUNE  19     To be Determined

JUNE 20      Forum on SMART ISLANDS/ SMART NATION at InterAmerican Development Bank

JUNE 21     Caribbean American Legislative Forum on Capitol Hill

JUNE 22     Ignite Caribbean: 30 Under 30 Emerging Leaders Awards  & Forum 

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National Caribbean American Heritage Foundation
dba/Caribbean American Heritage Month 

1629 K Street NW
Suite 300
Washington DC 20006
Phone: 202.638.0460 or 202.638.0460