Awarding Ordinary Jamaicans doing Extra-Ordinary things.
We invite you and your company to help bring change by supporting the social intervention programs established by the UNIA including half way home for boys & young men, free classes in literacy, music, African martial arts, first aid and home nursing, as well as formal lessons in Garveyism.
On August 17th in 1887 Jamaica's first national hero was born. Marcus Mosiah Garvey would later emerge on the world stage as the founder of the largest pan-African mass movement ever. The Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA) was founded in the city of Kingston in 1914 and became the platform from which Garvey commanded the attention of the world. The confraternity launched a plethora of programs and ventures designed to inspire the race toward self-reliance and nationhood. From agriculture and education to business and the arts, Garvey intended an African empire that would meet the challenge of the world industrially and socially while lending its protection to Africa's sons and daughters at home and abroad.
On Sunday August 17th 2014, in celebration of the 127th anniversary of the birth of our founder and the centenary of its founding, the UNIA will host the sixth annual MARCUS Garvey Awards ceremony honouring Jamaicans who have made significant contributions in the field of Agriculture, Arts, Business, Education, Governance, Industry, Journalism, Music, Social Service, and Trade, with a special Lifetime Achievement award. Join us at 3pm on the East Lawns of Devon House in honour of our first national 100 years since the founding of our great confraternity as we recognize ordinary Jamaicans doing extra ordinary things for their country.
When & Where
UNIA-Marcus Garvey Awards -Celebrating 100 Years!
LOCATION: The East Lawns, Devon House
DATE: Sunday 17th August, 2014 (Marcus Garvey’s Birthday)
DRESS: Formal. TIME: Cocktails at 3pm Award Ceremony begins at 4pm
ARTISTES: Ikaya, Mama Kaffe (Ivory Coast), Tony Rebel, Sizzla, Yekengale Orchestra
Cuisine: African Cuisines & Wines
TICKETS/COSTS: $5000 Single. $7500 Couple