Caribbean Americans & Politics: Celebrating 50 Years of the Caribbean American Carnival of Boston
Lt. Gov. Kim Driscoll
City Councilor Brian Worrell
Former Senator Linda Dorcena Forry
Former Representative Byron Rushing
Moderated by Dr. Robert Bellinger
Free to attend. The in-person reception starts at 5:30 and the program will begin at 6:00.
The Caribbean American Carnival Association of Boston (CACAB) is the city’s largest BIPOC celebration and has become the economic boom for many of our local minority-owned small businesses. Ken Bonaparte Mitchell founded CACAB in 1973 with the support of Mayor Kevin White and launched the first Boston Caribbean Parade. Since then, the event has grown into an enormous festival filled with inclusive cultures, cross culture costumes, masqueraders, music, steelpan orchestra, entertainers, vendors, and so much more. As a part of the carnival’s 50th anniversary, our panel will discuss this year’s celebration, Caribbean politics in Massachusetts, and the evolution of the Caribbean American Carnival Association from its founding by Mitchell to its current activities under the leadership of Shirley Shillingford.
The in-person reception starts at 5:30 and the program will begin at 6:00.
Masks are optional for this event.
The virtual program begins at 6:00 PM and will be hosted on the video conference platform, Zoom. Registrants will receive a confirmation message with attendance information.