9th Annual Caribbean Heritage Day: Standing in Our Legacy to Reignite Our Future

Saturday, June 25, 2022 - 10:00am - 1:00pm
Reading Terminal Market 51 N 12th St
Philadelphia, PA 19107
United States

Standing in Our Legacy to Reignite Our Future: Caribbean Community in Philadelphia hosts a day of Caribbean Unity in the historic Reading Terminal Market in downtown Philly. We bring the sights, sounds, taste and rhythms of the Caribbean to share within the global cultural space of Philadelphia. 

At this event, there will be cultural performances, celebration remarks and presentations, craft-making for kids, food demos, and a great lineup of speakers representing both Philadelphia and the Caribbean. 

Speakers at the event:

  • Office of Immigrant Affairs – Resolution Presentation NCAHM & IHM
  • Councilmembers Maria Quinoines-Sanchez & Helen Gym
  • Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell – Chair, Mayor’s Commission on African and Caribbean Immigrant Affair
  • Councilmember Jamie Gauthier – Citation Presentation
  • Councilmember Isaiah Thomas – Special Remarks
  • Andre Laveau - Counsel General for Trinidad & Tobago in New York
  • Zabeth Teelucksingh - Executive Director, Global Philadelphia Association
  • Christopher Chaplin – Jamaica’s Honorary Consul in Philadelphia
  • Carey Dennis - Jamaica Tourist Board
  • Deborah Millington – Barbados Tourist Board
  • Hon. Stanley Straughter – Chairman, African Caribbean Business Council of Greater Philadelphia
  • Karlene Angus Smith - Sandals Resorts
  • Zachary Samuel - Grenada Tourist Board
  • Joel Gordon – Brookfield Events, LLC @The Institute for the Achievement of Human Potential
  • Yan Q. Huo – Founder, Psychotherapist, Holistic Practitioner & Nutritionist - Art of Wellness, LLC
  • Taylor Quinland – AFC Coalition Organizer, Philly Counts
  • Tynecia Taylor Wilson - Miss US Caribbean Beauty Pageant  


  This event is free and open to the public! 


Event Type: 
Community Events
Cultural Exchange
Cultural Awareness
Global Region: 
Central America/Carribean