Diplomatic Group to Visit Birmingham in December 2012

Diplomatic Group to Visit Birmingham in December 2012

Birmingham, Al – Central Alabama Caribbean American Organization (CACAO) announced today that six members of the Diplomatic Corp will be visiting Birmingham the weekend of December 15th to attend the group’s 2nd Annual Christmas dinner dance.

Those scheduled to visit include the Honorary Consuls of Jamaica, Barbados, Haiti and the Bahamas; the Honorary Consul General of Liberia and The former US Ambassador to Barbados Hon. Theodore Britton will accompany them.  Mr. Britton is a recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor.  The Director of the Caribbean Tourism Organization will round out the group. While in the Magic City the group will attend the dinner dance on Saturday, December 15th, followed by Sunday services at the famous 16th Street Baptist Church and a tour of the Civil Rights Institute.
According to CACAO President Ms. Pauline Ford-Caesar:  “We are pleased and honored to have been selected for this visit, because it gives us a chance to introduce our guests to Birmingham, the city most members of our organization now call home.  Mayor William Bell is scheduled to attend the dinner on the on the 15th where he will officially welcome the group to Birmingham.
CACAO was founded in 2011 with the dual purposes of being a resource for Caribbean students attending school in Central Alabama and of sharing Caribbean culture with the larger Birmingham area.  To date the group has hosted several events to include Caribbean Day in Railroad Park and a screening of the Jamaican documentary “Akwantu” at the Civil Rights Institute.
The 2nd Annual Dinner Dance which will include a silent auction of Caribbean vacations, designer purses from the Bahamas and an autographed Usain Bolt shirt, is scheduled for 7:00pm on December 15th at the Marriott Grandview on Highway 280.  Tickets for the event are $40 per person and can be purchased by calling 205-568-7118, 205-401-7382 and 205-478-1013.
CACAO is a registered non-profit in the State of Alabama.
Contact:  Dr. Nadia Richardson PhD



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