Saturday, May 21, 2005

Cheryl Noralez Joins the CAC

On behalf of all of the editors of the Caribbean Amerindian Centrelink, I would like to welcome Cheryl Noralez to our editorial board (see: Cheryl joined us on May 10, 2005. We would like to share the following information on Cheryl with visitors:
Cheryl Noralez, is the youngest daughter of John Winston and Elluteria Joanne Noralez. She was born in Punta Gorda, Belize and lived briefly in Seine Bight before migrating to the United States as a child. Her favorite subject in school has always been journalism. She put her talent to use at an early age when she wrote for the school newspaper. Over the years, Cheryl has kept up her writing skills by attending workshops and studying different writing techniques. She has a vast collection of writings including poems that have yet to be published. Cheryl graduated from High School in 1988 and continued her education by attending College where she majored in Business Management and Computer Information. She is currently pursuing her bachelor’s degree in communications at Long Beach City College.

Cheryl embarked on a journey of self-love and self-awareness for her Garifuna heritage. She began to read more about the history and started to inquire in depth about all things pertaining to the Garifuna people and culture. Armed with more knowledge, she began to feel comfortable enough to participate and become more involved in the Garifuna community. She uses her God-given talent as a writer to address the issues that affect the Garifuna community. When possible, she uses her words to inspire all Garinagu, young and old, to represent their heritage in a proud and positive manner. Presently, she contributes to, and, as a freelance writer. She spearheaded the First Garifuna Community Forum LA 2005. She saw the need and the opportunity to inform, motivate and unite some of the most influential Garifuna leaders from the United States to take part in this important and crucial event.

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