New Britain to Celebrate June as Caribbean American Heritage Month


New Britain to Celebrate June as Caribbean American Heritage Month

The New Britain community joins the New Britain Social Club in June in celebration of the 2019 National Caribbean-American Heritage Month.

The City Council is set to take up a resolution today June 12th, declaring, “that the City Of New Britain recognizes June 2019 as National Caribbean-American Heritage Month and encourages all residents to celebrate the history and culture of Caribbean Americans with appropriate celebration.”

The resolution says that, “for centuries, Americans have been united with our Caribbean neighbors, not just by friendship, economic cooperation, and common values, but also through their rich cultural exports.”
The resolution adds that, “locally the New Britain Social Club has promoted events in our community that have shared the rich Caribbean culture with residents.”

On June 19th, the Caribbean Community flag will be raised in Central Park in front of City Hall. The flag-raising is to be at 11:00am.

The Caribbean Community is a multinational organization of countries in the Caribbean region.

“Caribbean-Americans have prospered in every sector of our society and enhanced our national character while maintaining the multiethnic and multicultural traditions of their homelands,” says the Council resolution, introduced by Ald. Emmanuel Sanchez, Ald. Kristian Rosado, Ald. Daniel Salerno and Ald. Iris Sanchez. “They are doctors and lawyers, public servants and scientists, and athletes and service members. Their successes inspire individuals in the United States and abroad.”

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