With noted dignitaries and voices from film and tv, the Caribbean Heritage Organization (CHO) in partnership with the Shirley Chisholm Cultural Institute (SCCI) are launching the Caribbean-American Heritage Month Celebration with a “Bring A Folding Chair” salute to the legacy of the late Honorable Shirley Chisholm and the historical election of Vice President Kamala Harris on Friday, June 4, 7pm ET. Quoted by the late great trailblazer Shirley Chisholm: “If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair.”
Participants for June 4: Congressmembers Yvette Clarke, Barbara Lee, Stacey Plaskett & Senator Raphael
Warnock, Gen. Colin Powell (Ret.), Former Attorney General Eric Holder, Actress Danai Gurira, Barbados
Prime Minister Mia Mottley, Howard University President Dr. Wayne A. I. Frederick.
The Shirley Chisholm Cultural Institute is releasing a video on Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm’s run for the President of the United States produced by B-Bullard LLC and The Mozzlestead Company with the voice over of Actress Anika Noni Rose on June 4th during the program.
It is in the spirit of the “Little Lady” that the Caribbean Heritage Organization (CHO) and the Shirley Chisholm
Cultural Institute (SCCI) are pleased to announce that they have partnered to not only celebrate Ms. Chisholm’s bold legacy during Caribbean-American Heritage Month, but to “ensure that in this age of authenticity and correcting misinformation, that she takes her rightful place in American history,” says Marva Griffiths Herman, Executive Director of the Los-Angeles based Caribbean Heritage Organization.
“As we continue to explore and unpack the legacy of Congresswoman Chisholm, the goal of SCCI is to set the
foundation for that path, honoring the many seeds planted by this visionary who was Unbought and Unbossed for the people,” remarked Barbara Bullard, President of the Shirley Chisholm Cultural Institute. “It is an honor to be in partnership with the Caribbean Heritage Organization on this initiative.”
The event will also serve as the kickoff to the “Bring A Folding Chair” campaign to add to the many social
justice mantras of this age and in support of Representative Yvette Clarke’s H.R. 2198 and Senator Raphael
Warnock’s S. 1032 Bills to the Joint Congressional Committee on Libraries to have a statute of the 5’2”
towering in the US Capitol.
The logo of Ms. Chisholm stepping out with a folding chair under her arm and VP Harris in step behind her
was done my visual artist David Heredia.