Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 130783
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File Number: 130783 File Type: Resolution Status: Withdrawn
Version: 0 Reference: Control: County Commission
File Name: DECLARE MONTH OF MAY HAITIAN HERITAGE MONTH Introduced: 4/22/2013
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action:
Agenda Date: 5/7/2013 Agenda Item Number: 11A21
Notes: SEE SUB. 130863 Title: RESOLUTION DECLARING THE MONTH OF MAY AS HAITIAN HERITAGE MONTH
Indexes: NONE
Sponsors: Audrey M. Edmonson, Co-Prime Sponsor
  Jean Monestime, Co-Prime Sponsor
Sunset Provision: No Effective Date: Expiration Date:
Registered Lobbyist: None Listed


Legislative History

Acting Body Date Agenda Item Action Sent To Due Date Returned Pass/Fail

Board of County Commissioners 5/7/2013 11A21 Withdrawn
REPORT: See Agenda Item 11A21 Substitute SUBSTITUTE, LEGISLATIVE FILE NUMBER 130863)

County Attorney 4/22/2013 Referred Economic Development & Social Services Committee

County Attorney 4/22/2013 Assigned Juliette R. Antoine 4/23/2013

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION DECLARING THE MONTH OF MAY AS HAITIAN HERITAGE MONTH

BODY
WHEREAS, Haitian-Americans constitute one of the largest minority communities in Miami-Dade County and make significant contributions to the cultural diversity and richness of the County; and
WHEREAS, the month of May is of particular historical relevance to Haitian-Americans in Miami-Dade County because that is the month in which: Miami-Dade County’s Haitian population celebrates Haitian Flag Day, a symbol of independence, pride, unity and individual liberty felt by Haitians all over the world, Toussaint Louverture, leader of the Haitian revolution was born and the Congress of Archaie, a meeting of which established a united command of the Haitian revolutionary under the leadership of Jean-Jacques Dessalines; and
WHEREAS, the Board desires to declare the month of May as Haitian-American Heritage Month and to encourage observance of the month with appropriate exhibitions, ceremonies, celebrations, and activities,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that this Board declares the month of May as Haitian-American Heritage Month in order to encourage observance of the month with appropriate exhibitions, ceremonies, celebrations, and activities to recognize and honor the heritage, accomplishments, and contributions of Haitian-Americans to our community.




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