Massachusetts Caribbean Week Law Anniversary
10th Anniversary Celebration
Representative Shirley Owens-Hicks, Co-Chairs Donna Baptiste-Hardy and Paul
Lewis and the Celebration Committee invites your participation in the events
Sunday, August 19 through Thursday, August 23, 2001.
We expect to have a full roster of events at different venues including
recitation of poetry, display of books written on the Caribbean or by Caribbean
authors, as well as dance performances, display of arts & crafts, costumes and
musical performances from the various Caribbean Islands.
We begin the week with an ecumenical service in collaboration with Mrs.
Lurnine Munoz-Bennett, followed by an opening ceremony at the State House/Great
Hall, two community event one at Codman Square/Great Hall the other at Unity
Sports and Cultural Association culminating with an Extravaganza on City Hal
Plaza on Thursday, August 23, 2001, from 5 - 8 p.m.
Senate Bill 1108 promulgated that the Governor declare the last week of
August to be celebrated as Caribbean Week in Massachusetts. Senator Bill Owens
and State Representative Shirley Owens-Hicks introduced the bill and were
supported by the Massachusetts Black Legislative Caucus and members of the
Our contact persons are Donna Baptiste-Hardy, Co-Chair, 617/740-9682 and Paul
Lewis, Co-chair, 617/541-4155.
E-mail us at