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Sep
20
Wed
Fourth Caribbean & African Faith and Civic Leadership Conference @ Walter E. Washington D.C. Convention Center
Sep 20 @ 8:00 am – Sep 24 @ 1:00 am

Hello Friends of our Caribbean, African and American Community,
Greetings to you and your associates.
The next Caribbean & African Faith and Civic Leadership Conference (CAFBLC) will be held from September 20th to 24th during the 47th Annual Leadership Conference (ALC) of Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Foundation in Washington DC. We are asking all African, and Caribbean, local and international: religious and civic leaders, diplomats, business professionals, community stake holders and international university/college student leaders to start registering from now to September 10th, 2017. Our website will be uploaded with further details in the near future. All delegates are required to participate and support the activities of the ALC and attend the African Braintrust Event hosted by Congresswoman Karen Bass, the Faith Leaders Round Table Hosted Congressman Elijah Cummings, the Annual Prayer Breakfast, CAFBLC Intergovernment Forum and Awards among other policy forums and special events.
If you are travelling from Africa, the United Kingdom, the Caribbean, Asia or other parts of the world, you need to register early in order to obtain the proff of registration and letter to the United States Embassy or port of entry when entering the United States.
(no ducuments can be obtained without complete non-refundable registration.
Please see proposed schedule for CAFBLC delegates.
Thursday 8:00am -10am attend CBC Annual Legislative Leadership (ALC) policy sessions of choice (optional)
Delegates may also register, collect CBC Badge and visit exibition sites and network and attend free events at the convention center. Otherwise you may travel to Washington DC check in hotel, relax and prepare for Friday. CAFBLC is trying to secure a briefing with the White House Office of Public Engagement for Thursday afternoon. Delegates will be informed if this meeting is scheduled.
Friday 8:00am -10:00am Faith, Diplomacy & International Affairs at the US Department of State Office of Religious and Global Affairs. 10:30:00 to 11:00am brunch/lunch
11:30pm- 3:00pm Africans braintrust forums on economic development and governance hosted by Congresswoman Karen Bass.
You may also attend policy sessions of choice until 5:00pm in the convention center.
8:00pm to 1:00am, Congressional receptions and special events via special invitations from congress members -to Cafblc Delegates.
Saturday -(All events are mandatory) 6:00am-10:00 am CBC Prayer Breakfast -over 4,000 in attendance annually, 11:00am to 1:00pm Faith Leaders roundtable & brunch hosted by Congressman Elijah Cummings, 1:30pm-5:00pm Africans/Caribbean Faith & Civic Leaders Townhall hosted by CAFBLC from 8:pm to 12:00am International Leadership Awards Gala.
All those who did not get a chance to access your photographs from last year’s events, may download them now from this link before May 23rd. http://www.patriciamcdougallphotos.com/…/n-T6FJ…/i-ZRWzrQX/A
We look forward to sharing more details and more pictures of our recent events with you in the near future.
Best Regards,
Caribbean & African Faith-based Leadership Conference (CAFBLC)
Info@cafblc.org  Adike@cafblc.com
Sep
22
Fri
THE VALUING BLACK LIVES 2017 SUMMIT WEEKEND @ See Locations In Ticket Description
Sep 22 – Sep 24 all-day

THE THIRD ANNUAL GLOBAL EMOTIONAL EMANCIPATION SUMMIT℠

Friday, September 22, 2017, 9:00 am- 5:00 pm

Presented by

Community Healing Network, Inc.

and

The Association of Black Psychologists

In conjunction with the 47th Annual Legislative Conference of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation.

Hosted by Rep. Karen Bass

 

THE WHY AND HOW OF EMOTIONAL REPARATIONS: COUNTING THE HUMAN COSTS OF RACISM AGAINST PEOPLE OF AFRICAN ANCESTRY

This Summit will equip participants to bring a “multi-faceted” reparations approach into their local advocacy, activism, and policy making. Panelists including physicians, mental health professionals, lawyers, and activists will deepen our collective understanding of the tremendous human toll exacted by the centuries-old global anti-Black narrative grounded in lies of White superiority and Black inferiority. Summit participants and panelists will then work together to co-create new strategies for engaging not only national–but also local– governments and institutions, including universities, corporations, and philanthropy, in the essential work of repairing the profound damage caused by the anti-Black narrative.


COMMUNITY HEALER AWARDS RECEPTION

SEPTEMBER 22, 6:00 PM

This after-Summit gathering will create a space for socializing and networking for future collaboration. CHN will also present the 2017 Community Healer Awards recognizing exceptional contributions to healing in communities across the African Diaspora.


 POST-SUMMIT EMOTIONAL EMANCIPATION (EE) CIRCLES TRAINING, SEPTEMBER 23 AND 24, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM BOTH DAYS

 This training is being offered in response to popular demand from participants in Summits 2015 and 2016. It will give trained EE Circle facilitators from across the country and around the world the opportunity to come together for the first time and share their experiences with participants new to the EE Circles village. We will all be introduced to the exciting new and improved EE Circles training protocol informed by lessons learned from our nearly five years of EE Circles movement-building. Come learn, network, and collaborate with other local leaders working to build the global grassroots movement for emotional emancipation.


We look forward to working with you as we continue to develop and carry out plans to free ourselves and our children from the lies, reclaim our dignity and humanity as people of African ancestry, and take control of our destiny.

Have questions about ANNOUNCING THE VALUING BLACK LIVES 2017 SUMMIT WEEKEND? Contact Community Healing Network
Sep
23
Sat
Heritage Fest DC – All African, Caribbean & African American Heritage Festival @ Gateway
Sep 23 @ 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The DC Afropolitan Summer Fest is the inaugural Afro-Caribbean food & music festival and business expo to celebrate diversity of cultues in the African diaspora and connect and unite the various ethhnic groups.

Unlike any other festival, this event will bring together thousands of Africans, African Americans and Caribbeans to engage, learn, share, celebrate and appreciate each others cultures through a rich tapestry of cultural expressions that will be on dispay on and off stage throughout the day.

The festival will feature a Jollof Cook-Off, Jerk Cook-off, Flag Parade, African, Caribbean and Hiphop DJ Competition, Comedy show, dance off and live artist performances as you sip and shop with hundreds of African, African American and caribbean vendors and partake in a unique afro-caribbean culinary tour and competition

Which country has the best Jollof? Is it Ghana? Nigeria? Senegal? Sierra Leone? Gambia? Liberia? etc. The jollof rivalry between these West African countries is no secret and if you have a West African friend chances are you have had a jollof treat dished up with a hefty serving of smack talk. But is this never-ending culinary fistcuff over taste or is it shear display of patroitism and national pride?

Finally we can settle this never-ending jollof dispute once and for all at the inaugual DC Afropolitan Summer Fest Jollof-Off Festival in WashingtonDC where you get to sample and taste a variety of the best jollof dishes from the top restaurants and food vendors representing over 6 countries. You will also get to be your own judge on the country with the best tasting jollof through live vote as you experience jollof craze in a festive friendly vibe with food, African inspired cokctails, music, games etc.

Visualize Your Victory: A Red Carpet & Role Play Soiree @ THE GEORGE CLUBHOUSE + ROOFTOP
Sep 23 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Visualize Your Victory is an elite costume event where you will arrive and act the entire night as if you have already accomplished your 5-year goals. (Yes, completely immersing yourself in your future awesomeness.) On a gorgeous rooftop overlooking the city, you’ll walk the red carpet and smile for the paparazzi, dine on hors d’oeuvres, sip to your heart’s content at our open wine bar and enjoy live painting + conversation with the city’s most accomplished women.

Whether you want to be a published author, MISS USA, Forbes 30 Under 30 recipient, or the next FLOTUS — tonight is your night to fully experience & manifest your future success!

Join us in limitless thinking and engaging your mindset to shift from the ordinary into embracing success and abundance.

CBC – 4TH ANNUAL BLACK AND WHITE GALA @ Renaissance Hotel
Sep 23 @ 8:00 pm – Sep 24 @ 2:00 am

CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS WEEKEND
IN RECOGNITION OF THE 47TH ANNUAL LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE

4TH ANNUAL BLACK & WHITE GALA
PRESENTED BY SOCIAL ARCHITECTS

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 23, 2017
8:00PM – 2:00AM

RENAISSANCE HOTEL
999 NINTH ST NW
WASHINGTON DC 20001

LIVE JAZZ BY NATIONAL JAZZ RECORDING ARTIST MARCUS JOHNSON
PERFORMANCE BY NATIONAL RECORDING ARTIST – TBA
SPECIAL GUEST DJ BIZ MARKIE

AMENITIES INCLUDE:
LIVE JAZZ LOUNGE
MOCK CASINO GAMES
PHOTO BOOTH
3 ROOMS OF ENTERTAINMENT:
ROOM 1 – SPECIAL GUEST DJ BIZ MARKIE
ROOM 2 – LIVE JAZZ LOUNGE
ROOM 3 – CARRIBEAN/AFRO BEATS ROOM

VALET PARKING AVAILABLE &
ADDITIONAL PARKING LOT LOCATED DIRECTLY ACROSS THE STREET

VIP TICKETS – $75
INCLUDES RESERVED SEATING
COMPLIMENTARY HORS D’OEUVRES 9PM-11PM
COMPLIMENTARY PREMIUM OPEN BAR 9PM-11PM
ACCESS TO VIP ROOM

ATTIRE:
SEMI-FORMAL MANDATORY
BLACK & WHITE ATTIRE

ROOM RESERVATIONS:
$204 PER NIGHT – SINGLE/DOUBLES
https://aws.passkey.com/go/SACBCFReception
CLICK ON ABOVE LINK TO MAKE YOUR RESERVATION

THANK YOU
TERRY FRASIER
SOCIAL ARCHITECTS

Sep
24
Sun
Too Fly DC – Brunch & Day Party @ The Manor
Sep 24 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Too Fly DC - Brunch & Day Party @ The Manor | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

Our next fundraising event is taking place at The Manor in Washington D.C., on Sunday, September 24.  September is also Passport Awareness Month and will be the organization’s biggest fundraiser yet!

Guests can expect an amazing brunch and bottomless mimosas catered by Chef Meshach Cisero, who has also been featured on Good Morning America, and sounds provided by DJ NiteCrawler. Ticket sales, donations and bar percentage will go to benefit the Too Fly Foundation and its efforts to secure passports for underserved youth. Too Fly will also be working with small businesses and brands in Washington D.C./DMV as they pledge to sponsor passports.

ABOUT TOO FLY 

The mission of the Too Fly Foundation is to raise funds for passports and travel-related resources for high school and college students. We believe that is important for young people to broaden their horizons to become better leaders and citizens in our world. Since August 2016, we have provided over 70 passports, with the goal of reaching 100 young leaders before the end of 2017.

Too Fly has cultivated fun, exciting pop-up events that allow networking and socializing, all while raising awareness and funds for this program. We have successfully thrown these events in NYC, ATL, Dallas, Houston, Oklahoma City, Los Angeles, Chicago and Austin.  Funds raised have helped fund these passports through a secure scholarship application process, open to all students who wish to apply.

Please also visit our website for more information testimonies, galleries of past events and way to donate at tooflyfundraiser.com.

Please also visit Too Fly’s social media accounts on Facebook and Instagram at @tooflyfundraiser.

FB/IG: @tooflyfundraiser

Sep
30
Sat
Engaging American Christians To Stand for Peace and Democracy in Congo @ St. Stephen and the Incarnation Episcopal Churc
Sep 30 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

In the course of his work, the first African American missionary in Congo, Rev William Henry Sheppard of Waynesboro Virginia, joined his faith to his courage to denounce the atrocities committed by King Leopold II of Belgium in his newly acquired property. Indeed, from 1885 to 1908, stirred by a zealous desire to massively exploit “The Bloody Rubber”, King Leopold used harsh practices that led to the first untold colonial genocide. Thanks to the actions of missionaries like Rev William Sheppard, Lapsley and William Morrison, that horrendous genocide was stopped after claiming the lives of more than 10 million Congolese.  Coincidentally, the rush to plunder Coltan and many other minerals in Congo since 1996 has led to crimes against humanity of the same proportion as during King Leopold II era. A U.N report released on October! 2010 notes that the “crimes committed in Congo can be characterized as genocide”. Astonishingly, from Beni to the Kasai numerous mass graves continue to be discovered much to the chagrin of hopeless fellow Congolese Christians.

As Christians, should we really remain silent in face of such degrading, dehumanizing and humiliating atrocities?

Shouldn’t our faith and our moral conscience compel us to take action and advocate for peace and democracy in Congo as clearly stipulated in the DRC Relief, Security and Democracy Promotion Act of 2006”

2017 Black Owned Wine and Spirits Festival @ The Showroom DC
Sep 30 @ 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Never before has there been an opportunity where African-American owned Spirit, Wine, and Beer brands have been unified in one place for a single common ground. The Black Owned Wine & Spirits Festival will lay a foundation of commerce and education that will inspire and propel a movement towards the widespread support of Black owned Spirits, Wine and Beer.

The narratives and creation stories of these brands are a mere reflection of the spirit and ambition of a people known to create, inspire, and evolve by any means necessary. Now let’s raise a glass to that!

MUST BE 21 TO ENTER

All Guests will have the pleasure to enjoy:

Samplings of a wide range of different National and LOCAL Wines, Beers, and Spirits.
• A Souvenir Glass to take home

• Great food to sample and to buy from some of DMV’s hottest restaurants, caterers and Food Trucks

• Live Performances as well as a DC’s #1 female DJ MIM offering music throughout the day.

Our VIP Guests Will Experience:

• Access to VIP Rooftop Lounge exclusively for these guests.

• Enhanced Tastings: Speciality cocktails and passed hors d d’ovueres

• VIP Swag Bag

• VIP restrooms

Black Owned Wine and Spirits Festival @ Showroom DC
Sep 30 @ 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Black Owned Wine and Spirits Festival @ Showroom DC | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

Never before has there been an opportunity where African-American owned Spirit, Wine, and Beer brands have been unified in one place for a single common ground. The Black Owned Wine & Spirits Festival will lay a foundation of commerce and education that will inspire and propel a movement towards the widespread support of Black owned Spirits, Wine and Beer.

This new and dynamic event space featuring an industrial chic warehouse feel and rooftop reception area with breathtaking views of our Nation’s Capital will be the backdrop for a day of live entertainment, craft cocktails and tastings, delicious cuisine, shopping unique items, and more. The festival will also introduce new brands to the market, and present a unique opportunity to taste and experience new wines, beers, spirits and gourmet cuisine from African American producers and chefs.

Oct
2
Mon
“Meet Me Monday” (White Socks & White T-Shirt Collection) @ Paradigm Lounge
Oct 2 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Enjoy networking on a Monday with a twist. We add games, business spotlights, live music performances, vendor shopping, prizes, guest DJ and giveaways along with our signature monthly community donation drive. This is how to jumpstart your week being around fun people with positive mindsets.

(WE WILL COLLECT DONATIONS OF WHITE SOCKS & WHITE T-SHIRTS THAT WILL BE DONATED TO A LOCAL SHELTER AND NURSING HOME)

Great atmosphere, plenty of FREE parking, FREE complimentary entry all evening.

PERFORMING LIVE- “SoundCheckk Band”

Vendor Opportunities Available

Email for information-

meetmemonday3usa@gmail.com

“Monday Just Got Better!”

Oct
7
Sat
RATED PG BLACK ARTS FESTIVAL @ Prince George's African American Museum and Cultural Center
Oct 7 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Prince George’s African American Museum and Cultural Center’s black womanist festival explores beauty standars, identity, multi -generational traditions, sisterhood, and breaks barriers. PGAAMCC’s black womanist festival is an intersectional look at black women throughout the diaspora. Come join us for a night of live performances, art, vendors, food, and dancing.

FIRST BLACK ARTS FESTIVAL IN THE COUNTY!!

Exhbition:

“Tell the Truth About Me”

“This Hair Deserves a March”

Performance Artists:

Jennifer Falu

http://colossill.com/jennifer-falu-say-all-def-poetry-x-da-poetry-lounge/

Anastasia Antoinette

https://youtu.be/BzQUlJ_mQnY

Latasha Alcindor

https://www.latashaalcindor.com/

Joy Postell

https://noisey.vice.com/en_us/article/premiere-joy-postell-embodies-her-heroes-in-new-video-consciousness

Oct
12
Thu
The Loft Room: Comes to The Light Book Launch and Author Signing @ Busboys and Poets 5th & K
Oct 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join Historical Nonfiction/Social History author Donya Williams, for the official release party of her new book Comes to The Light: Learning About the Entangled Families of Edgefield, South Carolina. Donya will talk about her journey in finding her family and how in that search she learned a portion of history that was never taught in school. There will be a meet and greet, an “Ask the Author” segment and book signing.

The book covers genealogical research and family history, as well as politics, religion, southern American history, slavery, and what it is to be family. It also shares the personal journey of reconstructing a family tree disrupted and broken by 245 years of the American chattel slavery system.

Although Donya was not born in DC she has lived in the Washington DC area for 33 years. Her family was thought of as being a part of the Black Elite families during what Donya calls Washington DCs personal Harlem Renaissance era. She is the Granddaughter of Jefferson and Annie Mae Yeldell, who were founding members of Greater New Hope Baptist Church and Major founders of Springfield Baptist Church both located in Northwest, Washington.

This event is free and open to all!

Oct
18
Wed
PYS Annual Gala; Building Pride and Confidence in African American Youth @ Silver Spring Civic Building
Oct 18 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Please join PYS for its 3rd Annual “Building Pride and Confidence in African American Youth” Gala to celebrate over 16 years of service to youth and families in Montgomery County, MD. The Gala will include a cocktail reception, dinner, silent auction, and will recognize our youth who have benefitted from our various youth development programs and other services. Our guest speaker will be Sterling Crockett. Mr. Crockett is an impactful, visionary CEO with close to 30 years of experience specializing in innovative, strategic business practices that ignite business growth and masterfully inspire teams to high performance in meeting complex challenges. He is a sought after leader known for his contagious enthusiasm, integrity and candor derived from an impassioned dedication to meaningful achievement. Also joining us will be Montgomery County Council Member Craig Rice.

Nov
16
Thu
The Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) 7th Annual Scholar Gala @ National Museum for Women in the Arts
Nov 16 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Good cause: Equal access to international educational opportunities for underserved student populations

Good company: A museum full of professionals, thought leaders and student scholars

Good food & drink: An open bar and culinary delights from around the world

Good stories: FEA Scholars sharing their unique study abroad experiences

Great art: Exclusive after-hours access to the NMWA collection

A chance to win: trip for 2 to the Smithsonian 2018 Cannes Film Festival… and other auction items to fund game-changing study abroad scholarships

Two trips to Greece have been added to the roster of auction items:

★   One-week villa rental in Greece on Lefkada in the Ionian sea

★   A 7-night Greek Island cruise for 2 in a Category A cabin on Variety Cruises’ HARMONY V

 

Guaranteed impact! Every ticket purchased helps make the dream of study abroad possible for a deserving scholar.

With the goal of promoting diversity in study abroad, FEA supports minority, LGBTQI, first-generation, veterans, returning learners, disabled, and community college students, and students pursuing language instruction and non-traditional destinations.

Since 2010, FEA has awarded scholarships totaling over $775,000 to 167 underserved students from across the U.S. For their strategy and impact, FEA has a Gold Seal of Transparency from Guidestar.

Please share news of this entertaining and philanthropic networking opportunity with your community and post it to your event calendar. Tickets can be purchased via this link.

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