CELEBRATE JUNE!

Caribbean American Heritage Month

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.

Since the declaration, the White House has issued an annual proclamation recognizing June as Caribbean-American Heritage Month. This year marks the fourteenth celebration of June as National Caribbean American Heritage Month.

The campaign to designate June as National Caribbean American Heritage Month was spearheaded by Dr. Claire Nelson, Founder, and President of the Institute of Caribbean Studies. Through the commemoration of this month, we hope to ensure that America is reminded that its greatness lies in its diversity, with Caribbean immigrants from founding father Alexander Hamilton, to journalist Malcolm Gladwell, who have shaped the American dream.

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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.

Our People

We represent over thirty nations, having a unique blend of heritage and culture.

Caribbean Connexions Newsletter

For the latest Happenings….

30 Under 30 Changemakers 2021

ICS will once again honor 30 Under 30 Caribbean American Emerging Leaders at an awards ceremony to be held in June.

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CovidemicX – Submission

Calling Caribbean-American Writers! What’s your story?

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NCAHM 2021 – Launch

April 1, 2021
“Our Shared History, Our Shared Future”….. the launch of the 16th Annual Caribbean American Heritage Month celebrations this June.

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National Celebrations

Highlights for the month of June

RESTAURANT WEEK

Inaugural Events and Launch of the Bickle App

30 UNDER 30 CHANGE MAKERS

Ignite Caribbean Youth Summit – Hear from the Next Generation of Leaders

SHOWCASING OUR CULTURE

Film
Art
Music
Food
Books

LEGISLATIVE WEEK

Prosperity, Trade and Industry
Energy
Health
Education
Security

Calendar of Events

View schedule of actilvies for the entire month of June.  Save the dates to your own calendar

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VIRTUAL

CONFERENCE CENTRE

Weekly events and exciting discussion forums.

Regional Celebrations

Participate in activities around the United States

NORTH WEST

ALASKA
OREGON
WASHINGTON

WEST

CALIFORNIA
NEVADA
 

MID WEST

ILLINOIS
MICHIGAN
MISSOURI

SOUTHWEST

ARIZONA
NEW MEXICO
TEXAS


SOUTH

ALABAMA
FLORIDA
GEORGIA
LOUISIANA
SOUTH CAROLINA

NEW ENGLAND

MAINE
MASSACHUSETTS
NEW HAMPSHIRE
RHODE ISLAND
VERMONT

ISLANDS/TERRITORIES

HAWAII
PUERTO RICO
VIRGIN ISLANDS

NORTH EAST

CONNECTICUT
NEW JERSEY
NEW YORK
PENNSYLVANIA

MID ATLANTIC

DELAWARE
MARYLAND
VIRGINIA
WASHINGTON, DC
WEST VIRGINIA

Our Culture

Experience the joy

Film & Festivals

Music

Food

Books

Our Partners

Working together for the Caribbean

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