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Caribbean Bar Association 19th Annual Scholarship & Awards Banquet Set For October 17

CBAsmalllogoSOUTH FLORIDA – On Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 7:00 p.m., the Caribbean Bar Association (“CBA”) will celebrate its 19th Annual Scholarship and Awards Banquet at the Miami Marriot Biscayne Bay, 1633 North Bayshore Drive, Miami, FL 33132. The banquet is the CBA’s signature event which raises funds to sustain the Caribbean Bar Foundation and the CBA’s diverse philanthropic missions and outreach programs, including scholarships for judicial internships which are awarded to law students in Miami-Dade and Broward counties.

This year’s banquet will honor the achievements of outstanding individuals and institutions, whose contributions to Caribbean-American communities inspire cultural pride, leadership, and community activism in others. This year’s honorees include Babacar M’Bow, Director, Museum of Contemporary Art; Lisa Narcisse, Vice President, Branch Manager of PNC Bank; Embrace Music Foundation; and the Haitian Lawyers Association.

Babacar M’Bow
Babacar M’Bow

 

Lisa Narcisse
Lisa Narcisse

The theme for this year’s Banquet is “Celebrating Unity: Building Bridges, Breaking Barriers. “The CBA enjoyed an exceptional year in 2015. We forged great partnerships with other minority bar associations and organized successful networking and educational programs for our respective memberships. We are particularly proud of the Judicial Diversity Initiative that our outgoing President, Annika Ashton, played an integral role in launching,” remarked incoming President Michelle Bell.

The banquet will be hosted by radio personality Keith “Papa Keith” Walcott of WMIB 103.5 The Beat and attorney and Past President Sherylle Francis. Guests will be treated to Caribbean-themed cuisine, exciting musical and cultural performances, raffle prizes and dancing with DJ Dorenzo Olivier throughout the night.

To purchase tickets or for sponsorship opportunities contact Sharaine Sibblies at caribbeanbarassociation@gmail.com or 954-363-5754.

 

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