NATIONAL CARIBBEAN AMERICAN LEGISLATIVE WEEK 2016

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Thank you for your interest in participating in the events in National Caribbean American Legislative Week, June 19 - 24, 2016.

The Capitol Hill Forum is organized in partnership with the Office of Congresswoman Barbara Lee and Congresswoman Yvette Clarke.

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SUNDAY


JUNE 19
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2:00 pm Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival

12th & Pennsylvania Avenue NW


MONDAY

JUNE 20
- Legislative Week Briefing
For Registrants Only
Virtual Online
8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Participants will be provided updated information on the week's agenda, including relevant talking points, and issue briefs.


JUNE 20- Issues in Health Care: A Transnational Caribbean Agenda

@ Pan American Health Organization ** (Not yet Confirmed)

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Opportunities for Caribbean Community Leaders and Friends of the Caribbean to discuss the state of health care in the Caribbean and ongoing efforts of the diaspora to engage in the sector. Speakers will be chosen from the health care community.




TUESDAY
JUNE 21- State Department Briefing ** (Not yet confirmed)
JUNE 21 - Caribbean Central American Connection:
Common Roots, Shared Fruits
in honor of
UN Decade of People of African Descent ** (not yet Confirmed)
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


The opportunities for Caribbean Community Leaders and Friends of the Caribbean to discuss the state of emancipendence in the Caribbean and ongoing efforts of the African diaspora to escape the legacy of the trans-Atlantic Slave Trade. Speakers will be chosen from across the African Diaspora.

FREE, PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED BY JUNE 19th





WEDNESDAY
JUNE 22 - Social Innovation and Impact Investment:
The Potential Role of the Diaspora
@ Inter-American Development Bank
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Senior Executives from the IDB, World Bank and other agencies will report on projects such as the ACCESS AMERICAS, EPIC, Compete Caribbean and other projects aimed at promoting Caribbean development and diaspora engagement. Ministers and Senior Policymakers will provide updates on diaspora policy Updates will be provided on funding opportunities for diaspora investment in the Caribbean region.
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED BY JUNE 20th
FREE OR FEE for those ordering Breakfast & Lunch

JUNE 22 - CARIBBEAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY LEADERS BRIEFING
@ 1:00pm - 5:30 pm
Reception to follow
White House Briefing on Caribbean Affairs will include issues pertaining to administration agenda for the remainder of the Obama term of office. Senior officials wil provide information on strategic agenda.
BY INVITATION ONLY...





THURSDAY

JUNE 23 - 17th Annual Legislative Forum/Advocacy Day

@ Capitol Hill

09:00 am - 5:00 pm
Reception to Follow @ 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Congresswoman Barbara Lee, Congresswoman Yvette Clarke and other Caribbean American elected officials will bring their message regarding work underway in the areas of International Trade, Security, Financial Services, Small Business, the Jobs Act and Student Loan Reform. The anticipated outcome of the participatory forum will be a commitment by interested organizations to partner under a shared vision to execute action and advocacy.
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED BY JUNE 21st
FREE or FEE for those ordering LUNCH





FRIDAY

JUNE 24 - 30 UNDER 30 CARIBBEAN AMERICAN EMERGING LEADERS HONORS
IGNITE CARIBBEAN: YOUTH FORUM ON THE FUTURE
@ Inter-American Development Bank
8:30 am - 10:00 am - Honors
10:00 am - 12:30 pm - Youth Forum

Aimed at young professionals or graduate students interested in careers in international development, and/or public policy, or social enterprise. Youth will present papers on their projects and ideas that could be funded. Updates on development programs for youth in the Caribbean will be also provided.

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED BY JUNE 19th

FREE or FEE for those attending the Breakfast and Lunch




To learn more about National Caribbean American Legislative Week, visit www.caribbeanamericanmonth.org. Or send an email to icsdcorg@gmail.com

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