Celebrating June as Caribbean-American Heritage Month, Film Director Euzhan Palcy is among the four notables of Caribbean heritage that will be honored for their accomplishments in film, business and media at the 2019 Salute to Hollywood & Excellence gala, set for Saturday, June 15 in Los Angeles. Selected by theCaribbean Heritage Organization (CHO) and the Institute of Caribbean Studies, DC (ICS-DC), the 2019 honorees are be celebrated for their pioneering professional accomplishments and their dedication to the progress of the Diaspora.
“Each year for the Caribbean Heritage Salute to Hollywood and Excellence, the selection committee combs through rumors and minutiae to identify those among the Caribbean family, in what some term America’s most powerful industry, outside of politics – entertainment, business, and media. This year they got it right yet again,” says Dr. Claire Nelson, the architect of Caribbean-American Heritage Month and founder of the Institute of Caribbean Studies.
“The 2019 honorees are exemplars of the power of America’s immigrant journey and truly represent our pride in our contributions to American culture and society” added Marva Griffiths Herman, Founder & Executive Director for Caribbean Heritage Organization.
This is a calendar of events in the DC Metro Area unless otherwise specified:
JUNE 1 A Taste of the Caribbean
Sisters in Arms Empowerment Movement Conference
JUNE 2 Voice & Verse (Coral Springs)
JUNE 3-7 Caribbean American Legislative Week begins (Census 2020: OnlineConference Call)
JUNE 5-6 Caribbean American Legislative Forum/Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill
JUNE 6-11 Caribbean Reel - 19th Annual DC Caribbean Film Festival
JUNE 7 Ignite Caribbean: 30 Under 30 Emerging Leaders Awards & Forum
JUNE 8 World Oceans Day. Become a Caribbean SEA FAN and Celebrate World Oceans Day!
JUNE 15 Salute to Hollywood & Excellence (Los Angeles)
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JOIN THE NATIONAL COMMEMORATIVE COMMITTEE
Many cities and counties are still without official commemorative committees. If you are interested in becoming a member of the National Commemorative Committee and leading the celebration of Caribbean American Heritage Month in your city or county, please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
MEDIA PARTNERS NEEDED
Print, Broadcast and New Media Partners are needed to support the growth and development of the commemoration of JUNE as National Caribbean American Heritage Month. Calling all Caribbean American owned media properties to show your pride in your heritage by displaying the Caribbean American Heritage Month Seal and broadcasting the PSAs on your programming. For more information contact email@example.com