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Jamaican Diaspora Southern USA convenes regional summit

MIAMI GARDENS – In an effort to continue engagement and support of the Jamaican Diaspora, the advisory board leadership of the Southern USA region (JDAB) will convene
its annual general regional Summit on Saturday, March 24th, at the Holy Family Episcopal Church in Miami Gardens.

Titled “The Way Forward” the Summit will be a two-part series and will begin with an ‘Information Session’ at 10:00 a.m. This will be followed by ‘Community Services’ scheduled for 12 noon through 4:00 p.m.

This is the first meeting since the election of the new Advisory Board Representative and alternates for this Southern USA region.  They are namely – advisory board representative, Dr. Susan Lycett Davis, educator and cultural activist; and the alternate board members attorney-at-law, Ms. Pamela Gordon, and political and business consultant, George Pedlar.

The new leadership was elected at a community forum held last September.

During the ‘Information Session’ the agenda will focus on governance across the Diasporic community with emphasis on engagement, coordination and organization; proper funding arrangements for Diasporic activities, as well as an effective marketing and public relations campaign.

Persons attending the forum and Jamaican nationals across the surrounding communities will participate in the ‘Community Service’ which will seek to provide information and relevant service in the areas of voters’ registration and citizenship drive, and health education and awareness.

Staff of the Consulate General of Jamaica in Miami, will also be on hand to answer queries on passport application and Jamaican citizenship.

Discussions will also focus on Future Leaders programme, how to positively and actively engage the Diaspora youth in programmes relating to leadership and cultural awareness, especially those of second and third generations.

In this regard, resource persons will be identified from young
entrepreneurship and corporate leaders, tertiary institutions and community groups across the Southern Diaspora communities.

Persons wishing to join the Forum can join in on www.Irie.Times.com  for live streaming, or by dialing (832-551-5095).

Advisory Board representative, Dr. Susan Davis is appealing to all nationals and friends of the Jamaican Diaspora to attend the Summit which is free to the public.  “Let’s dialog and create action committees as we move forward and continue to leverage for our personal interest and that of our homeland,
Jamaica”, she emphasized.

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