From the Mailbox: Antigua and Barbuda Conference, 2016 Edition

 

The University of the West Indies, Open Campus Antigua and Barbuda, The Antigua and Barbuda Studies Association and the Antigua and Barbuda Youth Enlightenment Academy

Present

A Conference and Distinguished Lecture

GENDER EQUALITY IN ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA

AT

UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES, OPEN CAMPUS

AND

THE ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA YOUTH ENLIGHTENMENT ACADEMY

AUGUST 11-12, 2016

PROGRAM

Thursday, August 11th (5:00 – 9:30 PM)

Opening Ceremonies
Opening Speakers: Allison Hull (UWI), Ian Benn (UWI), Paget Henry (ABSA)

 

5:30 – 6:45:  Dorbrene O’Marde, “Update on Reparations for Slavery”

Natasha and Brenda

Pictured are two of the conference’s presenters: left, Brenda Lee Browne, and, right, Dr. Natasha Lightfoot. This was taken at the launch of Dr. Lightfoot’s book Troubling Freedom. Not to be re-used without permission and credit.

7:00- 8:30: Distinguished Lecturer: NATASHA LIGHTFOOT, Prof. of History at Columbia University, and author of Troubling Freedom: Antigua and the Aftermath of British Emancipation
Title: “Women in Post-slavery Antigua and Barbuda”

8:30 – 9:00: Launch of Volume 9 of The Antigua & Barbuda Review of Books

9:00 -9:30:  REFRESHMENTS
Friday, August 12th (12:30 – 1:50 PM)

LOCATION: ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA YOUTH ENLIGHTENMENT ACADEMY

1) OPENING GENERAL DISCUSSION: “Male and Female in Antigua and Barbuda Today”
Anchors: Don Charles and Loretta Benjamin

Friday, August 12th  (2:00-3:20)

2) GROWING UP FEMALE IN ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA

Presenters
Aziza Lake, “Growing up Female in Antigua and Barbuda”

Valerie Knowles-Combie, “Writing and Growing up Female in Antigua & Barbuda”

Paget Henry, “Female Identity and the Transition From the African to the European Family”

Chair: Susan Lowes

Friday, August 12th  (3:30-4:50 PM)

3) ANTIGUAN AND BARBUDAN WOMEN IN MUSIC AND CARNIVAL

Presenters:
Dorbrene O’Marde, “Women in Calypso/Arts”

Brenda Lee Browne, “Art as a Vehicle for Expression: Pushing Beyond the Political
Boundaries”

Chair:  Arthur Paris

Friday, August 12th (5:00 – 6:30 PM)

ANTIGUAN AND BARBUDAN WOMEN IN PUBLIC LIFE

Presenters:
E. Ann Henry, “TBA”

Nneka Nicholas, “TBA”

Janeille Matthews, “Gender and Crime”

Chair:   Janelle O’Marde
BREAK AND REFRESHMENTS

Friday, January 11th (7:30 – 9:00 PM)

CLOSING GENERAL DISCUSSION: “The Challenges of Growing up Male in Antigua and Barbuda”

Anchors: Magistrate Veronica Thomas and Paget Henry

FINAL REMARKS

Download Programme: Book Launch, Distinguished Lecture & Symposium, 2016 – Programme for Aug 11 & 12, 2016

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