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INTERNATIONAL BLACK WOMAN DAY PLANNED

International Black Woman Day – to show "gratitude towards the matriarchs of our society" – will be celebrated at Emancipation Garden from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Initiated a year ago by the St. Kitts delegation of the Caribbean Rastafari Organization, the first International Women's Day celebration was set for July 25, 2001, in conjunction with a seven-day International Rastafari Memorial Conference in St. Kitts.
This year the celebration will be held in the U.S. Virgin Islands, and it is being undertaken jointly by the Rastafari Community of the Virgin Islands and We Grow Food, Inc. Organizers hope that it will become an annual event held on a different Caribbean island each year.
Early plans include a speaker from Anguilla, honoring several "queens" with plaques, entertainment, African dance, poetry, arts, and local food and drinks – something to keep attendees occupied all day long. Look for more details as plans are evolved.

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