The Azerbaijani American Cultural Association (AACA) was founded in Miami, Florida by Tohfa Eminova on October 26, 2006.
As a volunteer based organization, our activities are managed by the President and Executive Director in consultation with the Board of Directors. AACA is a non profit organization 501 (c)3 that promotes the rich heritage of Azerbaijan to the diverse community of South Florida. AACA receives administrative support from the Mayor of Hallandale’s office.
In the same year, the Opening Ceremony of AACA was held. The Grand Ceremony was hosted by Nazim Ibrahimov, the Chief of State Committee on Work with Diaspora of Azerbaijan Republic as well as members of the Turkish and Jewish communities.
The conference participants emphasized a great need for cultural events & festivals, such as “Days of Azerbaijan”, that improve recognition of Azerbaijan in the USA. Holding
The goal of AACA is to bring Azerbaijanis living in Florida together to share the realities of our country to American society.
It is the first organization of its kind in Florida. Together, we have presented information about Azerbaijan, its traditions, and its ancient and rich culture.
AACA has been in operation for 12 years.
Below is a timeline of our major accomplishments:
March 2007 – Second Congress of the World Azerbaijanis
October 2007 – Conference devoted to the Independence Day of Azerbaijan, held in the Embassy of Azerbaijan
February 2008 – The “Citrus Cup” was held in Miami
March 2008 – Participation in the Forum of Azerbaijanis held in Germany
May 2008 – AACA held an event devoted to the 85th Anniversary of National Leader H. Aliyev
October 2008 – AACA held an event on Energy Security and Diaspora in the Development of the USA-Azerbaijan Strategic Alliance Relationships
October 2008 – AACA organized an event about Resolution 106 in Orlando
We have enjoyed a very good relationship with local authorities who took part in a number of important events. Manuel Diaz, the head of the Miami municipality, signed a document confirming his permission to hold Azerbaijan Day on 28 May, 2009.
February 20-21, 2010 – AACA took part the 4th Annual Turkish Festival in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
November 2010 – Congress of Azerbaijanis Youth the World, held in Frankfurt, Germany
May 2011 – Head of Miami-Dade County signed proclamation for Azerbaijan Independence Day
July 2011 – AACA took part in the 3rd Congress the World Azerbaijanis in Baku
October 18, 2011 – Tomas Regalado, Mayor of the City of Miami signed a proclamation to celebrate Azerbaijan Independence Day
March 10, 2012– AACA took an active part the St.Patrick’s Day Parade
March 13, 2012– Congresswoman Virginia Foxx met the South Florida Turkish Community and AACA