Event Date/Time: Apr 16, 2007 End Date/Time: Apr 18, 2007
Registration Date: Apr 16, 2007
Early Registration Date: Mar 20, 2007
Abstract Submission Date: Mar 20, 2007
Paper Submission Date: Mar 20, 2007
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CPIC 4th Annual International three (3) day Caribbean conference is schedule for April 16-18, 2007. This conference, entitled “Caribbean Days on Capitol Hill (CDOCH), Theme, “One Love”
This conference was made possible by Caribbean People International Collective, Inc. (CPIC) a non-profit organization established in Brooklyn, New York, registered in Washington DC, Virginia with an NGO in the Caribbean and its partnering organizations. The centerpiece of this conference is Immigration, health and behavioral issues that restrict and/or facilitate the Caribbean ability to economically empower the region and control the spread of HIV.

Ms. Dawn Stewart, Founder/CEO of CPIC, Inc in a recent interview stated her main reason for creating the CDOCH Conference. She stated, “We”, Caribbean immigrants, have a great deal to be proud of and much to celebrate for we have made enormous contributions to the United States and our birth countries. Since the early 1900’s we have migrated to the United States, we have pledged our very hearths to the ideals and principle to the democratic society we now call home. During this our inaugural conference we give emphasis to the importance of the Caribbean Moving into Action while we build on the past and focus on our future. It is imperative we remember that we stand on the shoulders of our past leaders, teachers and pioneers. Lets not forget their significant contributions to the United States of America, their legacy, our long rich history, our responsibility to exercise the right to vote, and lastly our moral obligation to assist in the struggle to move the Caribbean into action, with “One Love”.

This conference seminars will focus on health and immigration, to include HIV Stigmatization and discrimination, Deportation and Caribbean Infrastructures, New Immigration Laws and the Impact of post 9/11, Economic Impact and HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean, Voting and its relationship to new laws on immigration, Mental Health and Caribbean families, Alcohol /Drug Use and the spread of HIV, Advocacy & Caribbean leaders, Grants for grass root organization, (NGO’s and CBO’s), Domestic Violence Prevention, the Health Care System and Non-Immigrants access to medical care. Including these seminars a Social Action Luncheon and Cocktail Fundraising Evening Reception are schedule for Monday and Tuesday April 16-17, 2007 respectively. Keynote Speakers, Special Guest will be announce at a later date.


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