Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 130863
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File Number: 130863 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-392-13 Control: County Commission
File Name: DECLARING MONTH OF MAY AS HAITIAN HERITAGE MONTH Introduced: 5/1/2013
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 5/7/2013
Agenda Date: 5/7/2013 Agenda Item Number: 11A21SUBSTITUTE
Notes: Title: RESOLUTION DECLARING THE MONTH OF MAY 2013 AND EACH YEAR THEREAFTER AS HAITIAN HERITAGE MONTH [SEE ORIGINAL ITEM UNDER FILE NO. 130783]
Indexes: HAITIAN
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 SUBSTITUTE Adopted P

Office of the Chairperson 5/1/2013 Additions 5/7/2013

County Attorney 5/1/2013 Assigned Juliette Antoine 5/1/2013

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION DECLARING THE MONTH OF MAY 2013 AND EACH YEAR THEREAFTER 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 Arcahaie, a meeting of which established a united command of the Haitian revolutionary under the leadership of Jean-Jacques Dessalines >>took place<<1 ; 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 >>2013 and each year thereafter<< 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]] >>Haitians<< to our community.



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