The Caribbean diaspora in the United States is comprised of almost 8 million people who were either born in a Caribbean nation or whose ancestry is Caribbean, according to the U.S. Census Bureaus’ 2017 American Community Survey (ACS). The Caribbean diaspora is a sizeable, well-educated, and affluent demographic. A large majority tend to invest in their countries of origin, in addition to making significant contributions to the American economy.

Caribbean-Americans have influenced every facet of the American society for generations. This includes the performing and visual arts; music (Rap has its roots in Jamaica); popular culture; science; medicine; business; politics, and the culinary arts. And let us not forget that, without the success of the Haitian Revolution, the Louisiana Purchase of 1803, by which the United States doubled its land mass, may not have been consummated.

Join the Jamaican Nationals Association of the Washington DC Metropolitan Area (JNA) in association with the Caribbean-American Political Action Committee (C-PAC), Jamaican Association of Maryland (JAM), and the Montgomery County Executive’s Caribbean American Advisory Group (CAAG) for this virtual forum on “The Contributions of the Caribbean Diaspora to America.”

This Forum is endorsed by the Global Diaspora Northeast.