CHERYL L. NORALEZ, FOUNDER & PRESIDENT of GAHFU, Inc.
Cheryl L. Noralez is an activist and promoter of the Garifuna culture. She is also well-known for her passionate writings about her culture. She conceived the idea of GAHFU when she realized that there was a need in the community for a non-profit organization that could bring together the Garifuna community to better represent the people and the culture. Cheryl's dream has always been to open a Garifuna Cultural Center in Los Angeles, California. She believes that once Garinagu have their own Cultural Center, more can be accomplished like for example: have a Dabuyaba where Garinagu can practice their spirituality, it can be used as a school and/or learning center and it could serve as a museum. www.garifunaheritagefoundation.org