2017 National Caribbean American Heritage Month



2017 NATIONAL CARIBBEAN AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH
 

 

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On behalf of the Caribbean Community in the Greater Houston Area and Texas, The Caribbean American Heritage Foundation of Texas (CAHFT) send you warm wishes, very best regards and a Happy National Caribbean American Heritage Month.

In Houston, we are teachers, lawyers, doctors, students, business owners, cultural organizations, promoters, Deejays (DJ), fitness enthusiast, elected officials and much much more…collectively contributing to the rich diverse culture in Houston; Caribbean Americans are roughly eight percent of the Greater Houston population.


The Caribbean American Heritage Foundation of Texas takes great pride in affirming that individuals representing many Caribbean island-nations, reside in the Greater Houston Area and Texas. Further, the following are established cultural community organizations, but not limited, in the Houston Area:

1. The Caribbean American Heritage Foundation of Texas
2. Caribbean Impact Foundation
3. Bahamas - The Bahamas Tourist Board
4. Barbados - The Barbados Association of Texas
5. Belize - The Belize Association of Houston
6. Dominica – Dominica Houston Association
7. Dominican Republic – Alianza de Organizaciones Dominicanas en Texas
8. Grenada – Grenada Houston Association
9. Haiti - Haitian Multicultural Association
10. Haiti - Houston Haitians United
11. Jamaica - The Jamaica Foundation of Houston
12. Overseas Sons & Daughters of Saint Lucia - OSADS
13. Panama - Houston Association of Panamanians, Inc.
14. Saint Kitts and Nevis - St. Kitts-Nevis Association of Houston
15. Saint Lucia – The Saint Lucia Foundation of Texas
16. Puerto Rico - Sociedad de Puertorriqueños en Houston
17. Trinidad and Tobago - The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago Association of Texas
18. Virgin Islands - Houston Virgin Islands Association

On March 10, 1983 in a speech to the Annual Meeting of the National Association of Manufacturers, President Ronald Reagan remarked, “It isn't nutmeg that's at stake in the Caribbean and Central America; it is the United States national security…that the Caribbean Sea and Central America constitute this nation's fourth border.” Every President since has acknowledged the importance of the Caribbean to national security, particularly President George W. Bush who, on June 8, 2006 signed Proclamation 8026 establishing June as National Caribbean American Heritage Month.

In 2000, Institute of Caribbean Studies (ICS) (http://www.icsdc.org/) began leading the celebration of June as Caribbean American Heritage Month in Washington DC, building on efforts started by a now defunct Ad-Hoc Group of Washington DC residents to have a Caribbean Heritage Month in Washington DC in 1999. The official Campaign for a National Caribbean American Heritage Month began on March 14, 2004, when Congresswoman Barbara Lee introduced House Resolution 570 "Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that there should be established a Caribbean-American Heritage Month."

June is National Caribbean American Heritage Month. Let us celebrate together! One Caribbean! One People!



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