Jamaicans Get Involved… Jamaica Diaspora Conference

Posted: 05/11/2011 in Activism, Caribbean, Current Affairs, Family, History, Jamaica
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Jamaica Diaspora Conference November 5 South FLorida

With the examples set by Occupy movements, African and Arab springs we have seen what can happen when affairs are left to the hands of the few. The Jamaican Diaspora is no different in this context. If we of the Jamaica Diaspora are not involved in the steering of our course, others will. As we have seen with the direction and receipt of benefits of our national treasures (music, coffee, airline, marketing of our athletes, even the flag etc), we have been largely absent on both sides.

We need to get involved and we need to make our voices heard and change this trend. When it comes to the Diaspora movement I always hear large amounts of misinformation and negative perspectives from Jamaicans, yet all Jamaicans, their descendants, and their families are part of the Diaspora! Let us change this narrative, let us get involved and let us become one of the successful Diasporas on the planet, to paraphrase our pledge let us truly play our “part in advancing the welfare of the whole human race”

Jason Walker

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Comments
  1. Surely a perfect piece of writing! We’ve book marked it and sent it out to all of my friends since I know they’ll be intrigued, thank you very much!

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  2. Lol at the Local Resource comment. Yes I will rise to that challenge Execumama, thank you

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  3. execumama says:

    Great post, Jason! Thank you for the reminder and the passion. Will your next post suggest specific ways to get involved? If not, please consider it because there are so many organizations and issues out there, and for me, it’s a bit intimidating now that I don’t have a local resource (that would be you!) on hand to guide me through the process.

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  4. Well you need to come to Jamaica soon

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  5. Maria says:

    I completely agree. The whole purpose of a diaspora is to fuse the strength, brain power and care of many people. The potential for change is palpable!
    Thankfully, we are living in a time where change is occuring all of the time and evolution is rife.
    I have never been to Jamaica myself but in my mind’s eye it is a colourful, vibrant space which is prolific in its beauty and profferings. But this has to be believed first before it can be utilised.
    Thank you for writing about such a poignant topic.

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