Caribbean Days On Capitol Hill Conference (CDOCH) (CDOCH)

Venue: Washington Hotel & Capitol Hill

Location: Washington DC, District of Columbia, United States

Event Date/Time: Feb 20, 2005 End Date/Time: Feb 23, 2005
Registration Date: Feb 21, 2005
Early Registration Date: Jan 14, 2005
Abstract Submission Date: Feb 14, 2005
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Description

Caribbean People International Collective Inc (CPIC) presents the 2ND
Caribbean Days on the Hill Conference to address economic empowerment of the Caribbean region and reducing the spread of HIV.

The 2005 International CDOCH (3) three day conference will critically examine the numerous and complex economic, immigration, health and behavioral issues that restrict and /or facilitate the Caribbean-American community ability to improve conditions within their countries, control the spread of HIV, Reduce the number of persons affected with diabetes, and ability to participate in the advocacy process.

Venue

15 Street & Pennsylvania
United States
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Additional Information

Caribbean Days on Capitol Hill Conference-2005 will allow you to interact with over 2,000 movers and shakers. Do Not be left out of the Political Process! Negotiate to take the Region to the next level! Join CDOCH “On the Hill” On Wednesday, February 23, plan to join CPIC Inc. and its partners in a full day of activities on Capitol Hill. All are invited and encouraged to attend the Caribbean Issues Briefing to the Caribbean Diplomatic Corp & members of Congress. Never been to Capitol Hill before? This is a good time to visit. After two days of attending “CDOCH Conference” you will be knowledgeable to meet and mingle with people who serve your interest in the Nation’s Capitol! To complement the Hill Day activities, there will be a group photo session in front of our Nation’s capitol. Conference Seminars Educational Strategies Industry expert and members will discuss issues such as Brain Gain vs. Brain Drain, high school drop out rates and access and enrollment in post secondary schools. Lack of involvement in youth exchange programs, and disparities experienced by students of Caribbean descent. Advocacy Training Attendees will learn how to cultivate relationships at Local, County and regional levels. Participant will have an increased understanding of how the legislative process works, how grass roots and community organizations are developed, how these organizations functions and the significant impact of their contributions. Social Challenges and Realties This session will focus on domestic violence, alcoholism, drug use, mental health and it affects within the Caribbean-American communities. The secession will address the need to introduce and integrate culturally tailored counseling, and prevention programs to the Caribbean communities that more accessible to Caribbean American families in addition, to meeting the need of this immigrant population. Caribbean Primary Challenges This forum seeks to raise awareness and solution for the HIV/AIDS pandemic within the Caribbean Diaspora. The HIV/AIDS epidemic is local and universal in nature it can only resolved through the mobilization of our communities. Additional topics include Ryan White Funding, Center for Disease Control (CDC) New HIV Prevention Strategy, and the HIV/AIDS global initiatives. Community Based Organization Where is the Funding for African American and Caribbean grass root organization in our communities? What is available? Immigration and Caribbean Families This seminar will address the existing immigration practices. Massive backlogs in all visa categories, deportation of convicted immigrants, earned adjustments for undocumented immigrants, family separations, lack of due process in the administration of immigration laws and the impact on the Caribbean families. Here are 3 reasons why you should attend! your organization should attend the Caribbean Day on Capitol Hill Conference 2005 1. To identify the involvement and the importance of Caribbean-Americans role in enhancing the regions understanding of leadership and development. 2. To be informed of the necessary legislature actions that are being taken to promote the Caribbean-American Development and enhancement of new and small CBO’s organized by people African descent addressing the issues affecting their communities. 3. To be socially mobilized in building and strengthen our Caribbean networks and coalition for healthier families and the sustainment of quality lifestyle.

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