Shirley Chisholm 50th Anniversary Tik-Tok Challenge
January 25, 2022 will mark the 50th anniversary of the late-Hon. Shirley Chisholm’s announcement of her run for the president of the U.S.
As you know, Ms. Chisholm was:
- The first Black woman in Congress (1968)
- The first woman to seek the presidential nomination on the Democratic party ticket (not Hillary Clinton as most were led to believe.)
- The first Black to seek the nomination on a major party ticket
- The National Organization of Women (NOW)
- The Congressional Women Caucus
- The Congressional Black Caucus
The yearlong celebration will include a Tik Tok challenge. As you know, Ms. Chisholm changed the narrative of American politics to include aid for children and rights for women and people of color. The theme is taken from one of many quotable quotes, “If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair.”
Folks from across the globe occasionally come and visit Jamaica, the land of wood and water. What do you love about Jamaica? Here is a video highlighting what our fellow citizens love about the island: (https://www.facebook.com/winston.steele.12/videos/2074001189282305/)
According to the Jamaica Information Service (JIS): “The Honourable Olivia Grange, Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport says she is very excited by the prospect of an Ice Arena being established in Jamaica for the sport of Ice Hockey to be played locally.”
The picture above showcases the following key stakeholders in the project: The Honourable Olivia Grange, Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport prepares to poke the puck away from Greame Townsend, National Hockey Coach (2nd left) as it is being released by Donovan Tait, hockey player and coach (left). Looking on in anticipation are: Dorothy McLeod, Director, California Cultural Alliance (3rd left); founding members of the Jamaica Olympic Ice Hockey Federation Judith Smith (4th left) and Lester Griffin (right). The Jamaica Olympic Ice Hockey Federation and representatives from Tropical Ice Ventures of Canada paid a Courtesy Call on the Minister today (December 1) at her offices in Kingston.
Read more here.
Here are a few reference articles providing additional information:
Members of the Jamaica Hockey U20 team will be participating in two playoffs in Ontario, Canada in an effort to exposed marginalized community to the historic game.
More interesting details maybe found on the Canada’s CBC Radio Canada Website (Click here for details)