CARIBBEAN AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH

Celebrating Caribbean Contributions to American History, Life and Culture

In June 2005, the House of Representatives unanimously adopted H. Con. Res. 71, sponsored by Congresswoman Barbara Lee, recognizing the significance of Caribbean people and their descendants in the history and culture of the United States. On February 14, 2006, the resolution similarly passed the Senate, culminating a two-year, bipartisan and bicameral effort. The Proclamation was issued by President George W. Bush on June 6, 2006.

National Caribbean American Heritage Month June 2024

May 31, 2024

During Caribbean-American Heritage Month, we celebrate the achievements and dreams of the millions of people of Caribbean origin now living in the United States while honoring the shared history of joy and perseverance that has united and enriched life across our region for centuries. There is no single Caribbean American identity. The mix of cultures, languages, and religions alive across the United States and the islands reflects the diversity of spirit that defines the American story. Meanwhile, our countries are bound by common values and a shared history — overcoming the yoke of colonialism, confronting the original sin of slavery, and charting new opportunities across borders and generations.

National Caribbean American Heritage Month 2024 Launch

MONTH OF ACTIVITIES

GOSPELFEST 2024

Book Bankra

Book List & Events

Featuring 30 Books written by Caribbean Authors

Tuesdays! June 4, 11, 18 & 25 – 7 PM EDT

Please view the book list below:

RESTAURANT WEEK

CHEF’S SELECT

MEET THE CHEF MONDAYS
JUNE 3, 10, 17, 24
7 PM EDT

CARIBBEAN REELS

Caribbean Reels (Films)

JUNE 8-14

Visit AFI Siver Website

LEGISLATIVE WEEK

Register for the event

JUNE 10-14

Domestic Agenda

JUNE 10-11

CAPITOL HILL

JUNE 12 AND 13

IN-PERSON – Pre-Registration Required, Space is Limited

Register for the event

JUNE 10-14

Domestic Agenda

JUNE 10-11

Elected officials to discuss education, health, security and crime in local US cities

Other topics include- immigration, census, NGOs and community economic development

CAPITOL HILL

JUNE 12th AND 13th

The opportunities for Diaspora and US thought-leaders to discuss foreign policy challenges and related issues facing the Caribbean and opportunities to address them.

IN-PERSON – Pre-Registration Required, Space is Limited

PVSA Reception

JUNE 13th

Pathways to Prosperity in the Era of Oil and Gas

IGNITE CARIBBEAN

JUNE 14

30 Under 30 Awards and Pitch

CULTURE WEEK

CULTURE

JUNE 18-20

Roots Rock Reggae

Juneteenth Dialogues

Carnival JabJab from Around the World

Juneteenth

JUNE 19

John B. Russwurm shaped the future of America, 3rd African American to graduate from an American college- Bowdoin College in 1826. John was of Jamaican heritage; he started the first black newspaper … Let’s REVISIT and MOVE IT FORWARD.

MSME BUSINESS

Micro Small & Medium Enterprise Conference

JUNE 26-28

Happenings Around the Country

CELEBRATIONS

Our Vision

The vision of National Caribbean American Heritage Month (NCAHM) Program is to promote the recognition of the contributions of Caribbean immigrants to the United States of America from founding father Alexander Hamilton to US Secretary of State General Colin Powell and Hon. Shirley Chisholm, the first Black woman to run as candidate for the President of the United States of America.

Through the establishment of a network of Caribbean American Heritage Councils/Organizations around the country, Americans of all backgrounds and nationalities will join in the commemoration of June as National Caribbean American Heritage Month.

Our Mission

ICS is dedicated to building bridges between Caribbean Americans and the US population at large and advocating for the wellbeing of the Caribbean American community.

The mission of the NCAHM Program is to create and disseminate knowledge about the contributions of Caribbean immigrants to America, and to be a crucible for a dialogue between Caribbean peoples and the American public.

Additionally, the NCAHM program is to ensure that Americans at large are advised of the many and great contributions of immigrants of Caribbean Heritage to the nation.

The overall mission of ICS is to serve as a catalyst to build an inclusive, prosperous, sustainable Caribbean society, and to provide our partners and stakeholders with solutions to the challenges they face, that will enable their survival, growth, and prosperity in the ever changing global marketplace, by providing world class analysis and action that supports their missions.

Partners

Working together for the Caribbean