THIS WEEKEND & MORE
"Surfing The Boundless Innerverse" is a new book authored by Hollis 'Flash" Lashley. a Trinidadian resident of the Washington DC metropolitan area who is well known for his work in the Caribbean community as an MC, calypsonian, comedian and musician.
Here we wish to share his talent as an author. In this new book 'Surfing The Boundless Innerverse' the author reflects that we are gifted this treasure called 'Life'. We are aware that we exist. The ideas expressed in this book, encourage us to explore that vast 'lnnerverse' which lies beyond the physical realms of our being
The author uses Poems, Stories, Philosophical insights, and other tools of literature to probe what lies within.
The rhythm of these expressions attempts to define, discover and perhaps help to experience the freedom of Happiness, Joy and Human Consciousness at its optimum.
It prods us to seek to understand and utilize the Lights of Humility and Compassion, to experience a world of Peace.
Love is the act of moving beyond the narrow divisions of seeking for Power.
What is the true foundation of our being? Is the Universe a mechanical accident, or is it alive with the invisible energy which powers all of life? Beneath the appearance of things material, is there only compacted nothingness, or some magic yet to be understood?
Come my friend, join with me as we go 'Surfing The Boundless lnnerverse'
Come, let us delve into a treasury of Inspiration, Motivation, Divine nsights and Poetic Images; coming from a source which is far greater, I believe, than this mortal identity. Welcome to NOW!
SCHOOL BACKPACK GIVE AWAY PROGRAM
- IT TAKES A VILLAGE -
It's Scholarship season for 2022 and The Trinidad and Tobago Association of Washington DC (TTADC) the application period runs from May 14th until July 14th.
Applicants are encouraged to CLICK HERE for details on how to apply.
If you are interested in supporting our Scholarship Fund, you may donate on a recurring basis, or by making a one time contribution. Our goal is to grow this program into one that eventually offers full scholarships to applicants based on need and academic performance. Please consider clicking on the button below and become a regular contributor.
IT TAKES A VILLAGE
The grants will be achievement/need-based, recognizing the outstanding academic achievement, community service, leadership, and financial need of the applicants. The scholarships will help fund full-time undergraduate study at any accredited college, university, vocational or cultural program within the United States.
Our goal is to inform and solicit the generosity and philantrophy of those in the audience and community to help achieve the goals of the organization to educate our youth.
TTADC supports our members and their families by providing opportunities to ensure that higher education is more attainable for members’ dependents and students of Caribbean descent residing in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.
BLACK & MISSING
In the next few months we will be featuring this very important topic, BLACK & MISSING. Stay tuned for additional information.
WRAP - TT
Women's Roundtable Action Platform
As a bonafide Trinidad &Tobago network serving the T&T Community in the diaspora, our goal is to inform our community of what is the mission of WRAP-TT.
The following post was taken from WRAP-TT's Facebook page. It provides an insight to what WRAP-TT is about. A more comprehensive article will be published in the coming weeks
In an effort to expand our engagement, engage followers, members and our community we are expanding our digital reach! We are pleased to announce our digital footprint is on Facebook, Twitter, Twitter Spaces!
We are asking for your help in expanding our audience and engagement. If you have a Twitter account/social media handle, please follow @WRAPTT. If you are not on Twitter, please post on your preferred social media platform and use the #WRAPTT @WRAPTT when posting/reposting content.
For the months of February and March we will be highlighting and curating content for International Women and Girls Day of Science (February 11th 2022) and International Women's Day (March 8th 2022).
We are seeking scientists, STEM related professionals to participate in this campaign. We will be highlighting and celebrating women throughout the month of February with podcasts, sessions, and posts. If interested, please reach out to the Marketing and Communications Team by responding to this email.
In commemoration of the upcoming International Women's Day on March 8 alongside our upcoming panel we are also partaking in the UN's overarching theme of #BreaktheBias. We are asking, if possible, for members to participate in a photo of themselves. We will take the photo and create a post on Twitter and Facebook as part of the UN's #IWD2022 campaign. A sample of expectation is provided below.
Sample tweets (Twitter), Facebook and Instagram posts have been provided below (see attachments for graphic posts).
Caribbean Soca Divas
Trinidad & Tobago
CLAUDETTE PETERS (CP)
Antigua & Barbuda
The Virgin Islands
SITA (Lyrical Diva)
St.Vincent & the Grenadines
feat. Sir Mikey
(all female reggae band)
T&T STEELBAND OF BALTIMORE
KARNIVAL BOUNCE CREW
SMALLY THE GOLDEN TOUCH
The Trinidad & Tobago Association Of Washington DC (TTADC), in collaboration with the listed Trinbago groups has started a GoFundMe drive for Dexter Foster and his family. Dexter is a popular caterer in the Caribbean community known for his weekly food preparations.
On Friday June 10th, his home sustained major fire damage and is currently uninhabitable. Fortunately, no one in the family was injured. We are asking our Caribbean community to support this family in need.
This fundraiser is the only relief effort that has the approval of the Foster family. All donations will go directly to the Foster family.
For more information about this fund, kindly contact the association at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Follow this talented artist with Caribbean roots on Instagram at 'mickeydemas'
As the Summer approaches, TTADC is preparing to participate in the Downtown Silver Spring activities in Veterans Plaza, celebrating Trinidad & Tobago's 60th Independence Anniversary with a Pan, Brass & Jazz festival on August 28. Below is the entire itinerary of Veteran's Plaza events.
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HOLIDAY GALA EVENT