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DAMA Announces the Dr. Ramón García Educational Award!
Thanks to Dr. Ramón García’s generosity, President of García Medical Center and Chicago Endoscopy Center, DAMA proudly announces the Dr. Ramón García Educational Award. Download application here.

This is the Dominican Republic: The people, the culture
Así es la República Dominicana: su gente, su cultura
Sponsored by the Dominican Rep.  Ministry of Tourism.
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Archived Videos

Here are links to some useful resources:
• On February 26, 2016, DAMA held its annual celebration of Dominican Independence Day, with a keynote presentation by historian and writer José C. Novas. He spoke on the life of Juan Pablo Duarte. Read more and view gallery here.
• This is DAMA’s 16th celebration, and good it was! In the elegant decoration provided by Regency Banquets Hall, we opened the evening with Erika Maldonado as emcee, a multiple Emmy-award winning news anchor for Univision-Chicago. Read more and view gallery here.  
• New York City Council Member Julissa Ferreras was the keynote speaker for Independence Day Celebration 2015 hosted by DAMA. Read more and view gallery here.  
• Another great Annual for the record! Marvelous evening honoring Dominican writer, and Dominican Republic’s permanent Ambassador to the Organization of American States, Dr. Pedro Vergés and Luis Saldaña,  owner Tumbao Bar and Grill Restaurant. Read more and view gallery here.
• Sub-zero temperatures and a five-inch snowstorm were not enough to prevent a tremendous attendance to celebrate Dominican Independence Day 2014. Read more and view gallery here
• DAMA's Executives were special guests of the American Jewish Committee (AJC) celebrating the film premiere “Sosúa: Make a Better World”, along with the film’s directors Peter Miller and Renée Silverman on November 14, 2013. Read more and view gallery here.  
On October 18, 2013 DAMA held its Annual Dinner and Awards Ceremony, which brought together many Dominicans and friends from Chicago and other States to celebrate its accomplishments. Read more and view gallery here
DAMA proudly partnered with Marc Anthony’s and entrepreneur Henry Cardenas’ Maestro Cares Foundation to raise fund for the orphanage being built in La Romana. Read more and view gallery here.
According to Dr. Ramona Hernández, noted sociologist and director of the City University of New York’s Dominican Studies Institute, Dominicans in Illinois should feel proud and in the mood for celebration. Read more and view gallery here.





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