Celebrating Caribbean Week with the Sounds of Caribbean Artistes
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Massachusetts Caribbean Week Law Anniversary
10th Anniversary Celebration
In November, 1991 Senator Bill Owens joined with the Massachusetts Black
Legislative Caucus, the Caribbean Ad-Hoc Committee and Ambassadors from
Caribbean nations to celebrate the passage of legislation sponsored by the
The bill, Senate 1108, proclaimed that the governor declare the last week of
August be celebrated as Caribbean Week in Massachusetts. Noting that there are
more than 300,000 Caribbean nationals residing in the Commonwealth, Senator
Owens' legislation cited people of the Caribbean as, "distinguished
residents of the state who have made significant contributions to life in
This year is the 10th Anniversary of the proclamation. A new Ad Hoc Committee,
including some of the original committee members, along with Representative
Shirley Owens-Hicks, Co-Chairs Donna Baptiste-Hardy and Paul Lewis and the
Celebration Committee invite your participation in the celebration events
Sunday, August 19 through Wednesday, August 22, 2001.
Our contact persons are Donna Baptiste-Hardy, Co-Chair, 617/740-9682 and Paul
Lewis, Co-chair, 617/541-4155.
E-mail us at CaribbeanWeek@eCaroh.com
CARIBBEAN WEEK CELEBRATION EVENTS
- Sunday, August 19, 2001: Ecumenical Service: Greenwood Church
Host: Ms Lurline Munoz-Bennett 5:00 p.m.
Location: Dorchester, MA
Kick Off Social Host: Mr. Clive D. Trait 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m
Location: Zodiac Club 1206 Blue Hill Avenue Mattapan, MA 02126
- Monday, August 20, 2001: Caribbean Business Display
- Music & Food
6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Location: Aspirers Club 385 Washington St, Dorchester, MA
- Tuesday, August 21, 2001 State House Celebration: Host State Representative Shirley Owens-Hicks
Acknowledgement Ceremony 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Cultural Display All Week - Arts and Crafts
Location: State House, Boston, MA
- Wednesday, August 22, 2001 Music/Food Festival/
Full Range of Cultural Performances
Location: Unity Sports and Cultural Center: 10 Dunbar Street, Dorchester, MA
6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.