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HOLLIS LASHLEY
Presents
Surfing The Boundless Innerverse

"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!

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BLACK & MISSING

In the next few months we will be featuring this very important topic, BLACK & MISSING. Stay tuned for additional information.

 WHAT IS 
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.

#IWD2022 #BreaktheBias campaign:

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).

  1. Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow #WRAPTT #IWD2022
  2. Let’s celebrate the women and girls around the world, who are leading the charge on climate change adaptation, mitigation and response to build a more sustainable future for all. #WRAPTT #IWD2022
  3. Women and girls are innately resourceful, tenacious, compassionate and generous, so educating girls benefit all of the other lives that they influence. When you educate one girl, you educate an entire community. @averilbernard #WRAPTT
  4. A significant gender gap has persisted throughout the years at all levels of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines all over the world. Even though women have made tremendous progress towards increasing their participation in higher education, they are still under-represented in these fields. @UN @UNESCO #WomenInScience
  5. Careers have no gender @UNESCO #WomeninScience

CARIBBEAN THEATRE

Carnival Baby
Written and directed by
Sheldon 'SDot' Chandler

The play has been postponed and the new date will be announced soon. 

The Production surrounds the life of Onika Phillips, who has fallen in love with the Caribbean Culture. Born in Trinidad & Tobago, but raised in Washington DC by her father who is no fan of the Caribbean heritage, she discovers her passion for caribbean music, arts and much more.

Join us as we journey through the ups and downs of this blossoming Carnival Baby, as she faces unexpected cultural drama, and exciting life changing experiences beyond her imagination.

TICKETS AT
www.sDotProductiondc.com


- IT TAKES A VILLAGE - 
TTADC's Scholarship Initiative


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.

Follow this talented artist with Caribbean roots on Instagram at 'mickeydemas'

UPCOMING ACTIVITIES

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.

- SAVE THE DATE -

HOLIDAY GALA EVENT 
December 10, 2022

Start preparing for this event! Trust me, it will be amazing. Get your threads, outfits, wardrobe, "nice dan-dan" ready, It will be a night of elegance.

CARNIVAL CORNER

  • Known as the ‘Greatest Show on Earth’, Trinidad and Tobago’s Carnival is an annual event held on the Monday and Tuesday before Ash Wednesday in twin island state of Trinidad and Tobago. The event is well known for participants' colorful costumes and exuberant celebrations. There are numerous cultural events such as fetes, Steelband Panorama, King & Queen Of The Band Shows and Soca & Calypso contests in the lead up to the street parade on Carnival Monday and Tuesday. See More, Visit the Website...
  • Baltimore/Washington - One Carnival will be celebrated on July 9th & 10th 2022. SEE MORE....
  • Toronto Carnival (Caribana): Parade will be presented on Saturday 30th July2022.  for full itinerary, SEE MORE....
  • Brooklyn Carnival presented by the West Indian American Day Carnival Association (WIADCA) is the oldest Caribbean Crnivsl in North America.  Following the pandemic, this year they are planning their festival from Thursday 1st culminating with the parade on Monday 5th September 2022. SEE MORE....
  • Miami Carnival: The Miami-Broward One Carnival Host Committee is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing a safe, family festival in South Florida and outlying areas SEE MORE...
  • Nottinghill Carnival is the major Caribbean Carnival on the east side of the Atlantic. The Carnival has been presented since1966 on the streets of Notting Hill. For more informationabout its festivities. SEE MORE....



TTADC EXECUTIVE BOARD

Nigel L. Scott - President

Jeffrey Smith - Vice President

Claudia Carter - Exec. Secretary

Willoughby Francis - Treasurer

Jennelle Royal - Director

Duane Scott - Director

Jason Cumberbatch - Director

Sheldon 'SDot' Chandler - Director

Thursa Garcia - Director



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TTADC is devoted to the promotion of social welfare, charitable, educational and recreational activities that can bridge the cultural and lifestyle gap between the Caribbean community in the Greater Washington, DC area and general population.

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