Joanne Antoine currently serves as Manager of State Outreach and Engagement for Common Cause MD where she implements outreach plans for key policy campaigns, specifically around money in politics and voting rights, and engages local, state, and national organizations in the coalitions and campaigns in Maryland.
She is also the Founder and Principal Strategist of At the Forefront Strategies, a political consulting firm focused on building winning campaigns for women candidates in the Caribbean region and Democratic women candidates of Caribbean descent here in the US. She is also in the process of launching At the Forefront nonprofit which would serve as a free resource for Caribbean candidate, a means for engaging the Diaspora in their elections and provide trainings for young women who hope to run for office in the future.
Joanne has spearheaded numerous voter registration efforts in NJ, targeting those of Caribbean descent, and led multiple clinics preparing those within the diaspora to start on the path to US Citizenship. In addition, she has various US campaign experience as well as Caribbean campaign experience which includes managing a woman candidates campaign for Mayor in Jeremie, Haiti and serving as a fundraiser for a Haitian presidential candidate.
In this episode we discuss:
- Fostering political engagement among people of Caribbean descent.
- The current state of Caribbean Americans’ engagement in the American political process, challenges faced and what we can do to be more engaged.
- Identityby MerInDC from United States
Personal, nuanced, and layered discussion of being Caribbean and Caribbean American. Love it!
- Love itby Precilla C from United States
I can truly identify with this topic
- Representationby cgp0316 from United States
Kerry-Ann, I am so thankful for your podcast. As a Jamaican who moved to the US before adulthood, and is trying to find a way to build a legacy that serves both cultures, it’s really inspirational to hear stories from others who are trying to do the same. Charmaine Gray Matthews Project
- Authentic, Inspirational & Informative!by Robinbryd from United States
This podcast feels like your comfy favorite blanket - familiar, comforting and warm. As a person of Carribean decent it's refreshing to hear a podcast dedicated to our stories.
- This feels like homeby Danielle "Dani Dares" Fontus from United States
I LOVE that this is a place where the unique reality of being Caribbean American is celebrated. It is comforting to hear others that I can do specifically relate to. I love that it is informative and fun in a way that only a Caribbean American can do. It really is a great marriage of the cultures!
- Great discussions and topicsby ChanelStew from United States
I love that this podcasts speaks to professional growth with the Caribbean population in mind. Who else tells us how to be unique in culture in a work world that isn't expecting is. Getting insights from people that I may never have heard from. Thank you, and as a Black American but wouldn't change a thing about this podcast.
- It was a pleasure to be a guest on the show!by Rana Campbel from United States
My experience interviewing with Kerry-Ann was fabulous. Love what she is doing on the show and think that she has a unique gift for pulling out gems while still staying true to the Caribbean Spirit of the podcast! Would highly recommend to my fellow Caribbean Americans 🙂
- Great Info!by KC12345!!! from United States
I'm loving Kerry's insight! Keep up the great work. One love! Kwame
- Entertaining, practical and informativeby Kingsley - Hope Dispenser from United States
I have enjoyed listening to this show with Kerry-Ann. I love the content and the enthusiasm displayed in each episode. I have listened to a number of episodes and have always come away with something of value. As the host of the Success Caribbean Style podcast, I know what it takes to put together a show period much less a great one. Kerry-Ann has mastered it. Great show ~ @kingsleygrant
- To Greatness.. Carry On!by DDSS from United States
- There are more...by Jboss3886 from United States
A few outliers are cool but Kerry-Ann sheds light on some lesser known successful Caribbean American entrepreneurs. Excited about the interview series.
- Content I can relate tooby Yogi_HM from United States
I like a few of the topics discussed so far in this podcast series, actually went through the feelings of episode 8 the day before listening to it.
- Easy listenby Hiccmann from United States
Easy to listen to... cant wait to hear more...
- Inspirationalby Bammbizzle from United States
Great listen,very informative and to the point.Love her voice.
- Well done!!by G1bbles from United States
First, let me say that Kerry-Ann is very eloquent and has a wonderful voice for the radio. I listened to her segment on accountability and goal setting. This couldn't have come at a more perfect time; I recently lost my job and felt as if I was accomplishing none of my goals. For the rest of the month, I have a series of goals now that I hold myself accountable to achieve as well as being someone's accountability partner as he makes his way through technical with a few hurdles in the way. I must say I haven't felt this refreshed in a while! This is a great podcast, and my friends think so too!
- Love it!by ANarine08 from United States
Just listened to this podcast for the first time and loved it. Kerry-Ann is positive, encouraging, motivating, and full of wonderful ideas (like keeping a compliment journal). Definitely worth checking out if you need some encouragement/motivation in your life.
- Top podcast, top hostby Aaron Fifield from Australia
Genuinely enjoyed the latest episode on goal setting, especially the emphasis on actually achieving them too.
- Get informed!!!by denden30 from United States
I love this podcast… this girl has a knack for keeping people informed. The time I used to spend in the subway just staring into space 🙂 I now use to take in these little golden nuggets of information.
- Refreshingby Ginger-vee Carter from United States
A bright and fresh take on subjects that need talking about. You can definitely feel the positive energy and encouragement in each episode. Can’t wait to hear more. I’m a happy subscriber! Thank you Ginger-vee
- Brilliantby Ksaw29 from United States
Refreshing, informative, in depth. The knowledge I have gain from the topics posted by Carry On Friends is immeasurable. A must have on any podcast.
- Inspiringby D700nikonrp from Canada
Very realistic and insightful and uplifting. Definitely food for thought. LOVE the energy! Thank you!!