Event Date/Time: Apr 03, 2006 End Date/Time: Apr 05, 2006
Registration Date: Mar 10, 2006
Early Registration Date: Feb 28, 2006
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Centering on the theme, “The Challenge Continues, Its Global, Its Personal, Its Partnerships,” the conference will critically examine interconnected economic, immigration, health and social issues impacting the Caribbean-American community. Additionally, it will address ways in which Caribbean-Americans can advance their efforts to further the social, economic and political mobility within their homelands.

The Capitol Hill Conference will bring together families, community leaders, policy makers, and practitioners from government and private organizations, both national and international.

Escalating rates of HIV/AIDS crippling the Caribbean Diaspora, high occurrences of cancer in women of color, inadequate health care access, disparities in the education of students of Caribbean descent, new immigration laws and the impact are among the significant concerns to be discussed at this year’s Capitol Hill Conference. Seminars include Immigration and Caribbean Families, Educational Strategies and Social Challenges and Realities.

Ultimately, the goal of the Conference is to educate and mobilize the Caribbean-American community and increase partnership among Caribbean-American organizations in order to promote Caribbean-American Development.

In light of the devastating floods and hurricanes in 2005 in which thousands of people have been affected, the Capitol Hill Conference serves as an essential and timely forum to garner national and international attention, as well as advocate for the educational, health, economic and social empowerment of Caribbean citizens.

CPIC, Inc. is a non-profit, 501(C) (3), non-partisan, volunteer organization whose primary mission is to promote healthy lifestyles among persons of color especially Caribbean-American and Caribbean descendent worldwide.


Additional Information

Venue The Caribbean Day on Capitol Hill 2006 Conference will be held at the Charles Sumner School Museum & Archives, which is located at 1201 17th Street, NW, Washington DC 20036. Session Cancellation/Change Policy We reserve the right to cancel any session. We reserve the right to change the location of a session. Changes in session locations will be posted at the registration desk. Please check this area every morning to see if your session is listed Special Package Special packages include on (1) ticket for Social Action Luncheon and one (1) ticket for the Evening Reception. Transportation Information Transportation to the hotel from the airports varies in price. Shuttles and the DC metro are available at the airports. Prices for taxi service range from $15 to $20 from Ronald Reagan National Airport and from $50 to $65 from Washington Dulles International. Questions For general questions about the Caribbean Day on Capitol Hill 2006 Conference visit web site at www.cpicincny.org, contact Ms. Truda Hickman at (703)-441-2619 or Ms. Barbara Grant at (718) 282-9255. Email: CPICIncNY@aol.com Air Accommodations COMING SOON People with Disabilities The Conference site is accessible, and CDOCH can arrange for special accommodations if you inform us of your needs in advance. To indicate needs that requires accommodating please contact us at Ms. Truda Hickman at (703)-441-2619 or Ms. Barbara Grant at (718) 282-9255. Email: CPICIncNY@aol.com Volunteers Seniors and student looking to serve in the capacity as volunteer will be able to download applications or contact the volunteer coordinator directly. Information for the Press and Media Members of the media are invited to visit our online media center. For International Attendees CDOCH values participation of international professionals and friends and recognizes the great lengths to which many of you must go in order to attend our Conference in the United States. We will do our best to facilitate your legal attendance. Upon completion of your registration, letters of invitations will be processed immediately directly to embassy as requested. Please note: CDOCH is not responsible for your travel expenses or hotel accommodation related to our conference. Unfortunately, we do not have scholarship funds and will not be able to assist you financially in any way. To request a letter of invitation please contact Ms. Truda Hickman at (703)-441-2619 or Ms. Barbara Grant at (718) 282-9255. Email: CPICIncNY@aol.com Also note: Do not call CDOCH for hotel reservations; you must book your hotel directly.