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

June 01

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

DC CARIBBEAN FILM FESTIVAL

DC CARIBBEAN FILM FESTIVAL (Films)

JUNE 7-12

Visit AFI Siver Website

LEGISLATIVE WEEK

Domestic Agenda

JUNE 10 AND 11

CAPITOL HILL

JUNE 12 AND 13

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

PVS AWARDS Reception

JUNE 13

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

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.

CULTURE WEEK

CULTURE

JUNE 19 AND 20

Carnival JabJab from Around the World

MSME BUSINESS

Micro Small & Medium Enterprise Conference

JUNE 26-28