GARIFUNA Non-Profit Organization, CASA YURUMEIN (a.k.a. Hondurans Against AIDS Inc) To Host Fundraiser BBQ on SATURDAY July 26th 2014 in the Bronx

 

GARIFUNA Non-Profit Organization, CASA YURUMEIN (a.k.a. Hondurans Against AIDS Inc)  To Host Fundraiser BBQ on SATURDAY July 26th 2014 in the Bronx.  Photo by Teofilo Colon Jr.  All Rights Reserved.

GARIFUNA Non-Profit Organization, CASA YURUMEIN (a.k.a. Hondurans Against AIDS Inc) To Host Fundraiser BBQ on SATURDAY July 26th 2014 in the Bronx. Photo by Teofilo Colon Jr. All Rights Reserved.

 

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Bronx, New York — GARIFUNA Non-Profit Organization, CASA YURUMEIN (a.k.a. Hondurans Against AIDS Inc) will Host a Fundraiser BBQ on SATURDAY July 26th 2014 in the Bronx.

GARIFUNA Non-Profit Organization, CASA YURUMEIN (a.k.a. Hondurans Against AIDS Inc) To Host Fundraiser BBQ on SATURDAY July 26th 2014 in the Bronx. Photo by Teofilo Colon Jr. All Rights Reserved.

GARIFUNA Non-Profit Organization, CASA YURUMEIN (a.k.a. Hondurans Against AIDS Inc) To Host Fundraiser BBQ on SATURDAY July 26th 2014 in the Bronx. Photo by Teofilo Colon Jr. All Rights Reserved.

This Fundraiser BBQ will take place at St. Mary’s Park in the Bronx.  It is located on E. 149th St. and St. Anns Ave in the Bronx.   The Fundraiser BBQ will take place from 12 noon to 7pm.

St. Mary’s Park

E. 149th St. and St. Ann’s Ave

Bronx, NY

SUBWAY:  6 train to E. 143rd St – St Mary’s St Subway Stop.

2 or 5 Train to 3rd Avenue – 149th St Subway Stop.

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BUS: BX 17 to E. 149th St and St Ann’s Avenue

BX 19 to E. 149th St and St Ann’s Avenue

BX 4 to St Ann’s Avenue and E. 149th St

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GARIFUNA Non-Profit Organization, CASA YURUMEIN (a.k.a. Hondurans Against AIDS Inc) To Host Fundraiser BBQ on SATURDAY July 26th 2014 in the Bronx. Photo by Teofilo Colon Jr. All Rights Reserved.

GARIFUNA Non-Profit Organization, CASA YURUMEIN (a.k.a. Hondurans Against AIDS Inc) To Host Fundraiser BBQ on SATURDAY July 26th 2014 in the Bronx. Photo by Teofilo Colon Jr. All Rights Reserved.

Whether hosting Garifuna Nun Sister Leonarda Martinez Lali (the Garifuna Mother Teresa) as she sought donations for her orphanage in Honduras, or hosting an Emergency Garifuna Community Meeting regarding the Humanitarian Border Crisis at the United States / Mexico border or even hosting the Garifuna Language Course in Conversational Garifuna taught by Milton Guity Sr; GARIFUNA Non-Profit Organization, CASA YURUMEIN (a.k.a. Hondurans Against AIDS Inc) has remained a hub of activism for  the Garifuna people of New York City.  Will you help them continue the good work that they have been doing by giving a donation?

GARIFUNA Non-Profit Organization, CASA YURUMEIN (a.k.a. Hondurans Against AIDS Inc) To Host Fundraiser BBQ on SATURDAY July 26th 2014 in the Bronx. Photo by Teofilo Colon Jr. All Rights Reserved.

GARIFUNA Non-Profit Organization, CASA YURUMEIN (a.k.a. Hondurans Against AIDS Inc) To Host Fundraiser BBQ on SATURDAY July 26th 2014 in the Bronx. Photo by Teofilo Colon Jr. All Rights Reserved.

ABOUT The Garifuna People

The Garifuna people are people of African descent (in other words, Black people) whose ancestry can be traced to Africans mixing with Carib Indians and Arawak Indians on the Eastern Caribbean island of St. Vincent.  From this fusion of race and ethnicities in St. Vincent Island, a distinct culture and language arose.  They are noted for being one of the few (only?) peoples of African descent (again, in other words, Black people) in the Americas to have maintained aspects of their ancestral culture and full use of their ancestral language for everyday use over the course of hundreds of years.

After being defeated in war with the British on St. Vincent in 1796; 1004 men,  1779 women and 1,555 children for a total of 4,338 people (mostly Black Caribs, as the Garifuna people were then known) were captured and taken to Baliceaux, a small island, a rock, basically, off the coast of St. Vincent.  This took place from July 1796 through February/March 1797.  About 2,000 Garifunas died of a mysterious and very infectious fever while living on Baliceaux awaiting their fate.   1

In early March 1797, the remaining Garifunas were loaded onto the HMS Experiment and other ships.  Once they were rounded up, the convoy were taken to a Bequia, which is another island off the coast of St. Vincent. They proceeded to go to Grenada to get water, then Jamaica for refueling, then finally Roatan, Honduras, arriving on April 12th 1797.

Finding much of Roatan unliveable, the Garifuna people petitioned officials representing Spain and it’s government (which controlled much of Central America at the time) to be allowed to move to the Honduran mainland.  Upon being allowed to move to the Honduran mainland, the Garifunas settled many towns and villages along the Caribean coast of Honduras.  They also migrated to the neighboring countries of Guatemala, Belize (then known as British Honduras) and Nicaragua over the years.

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Notes:

  1. Nancie L. Gonzalez, “Sojourners of the Caribbean: Ethnogenesis and Ethnohistory of the Garifuna” pg. 21

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