“Traditional knowledge, the Kwéyòl language and public policy in the small nation state”. Talk by Embert Charles

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Our thanks to Peter Jordens for bringing this item to our attention.

Cultural and Artistic Practices for Environmental and Social Justice (CAP),Faculty of Environmental Studies, A Different Booklist Cultural Centre and CERLAC York University present

“Traditional knowledge, the Kwéyòl language and public policy in the small nation state

A talk by Bert Charles, Chairperson, Msgr. Patrick Antony, Folk Research Centre, Saint Lucia

7pm, Thursday, May 9, 2019

A Different Booklist Cultural Centre,779 Bathurst St, Toronto, ON M5S 1Z5,

Embert Charles is the Chairperson and former Director of the Msgr. Patrick Anthony Folk Research Centre (FRC) of Saint Lucia. For more than a decade he has been at the forefront of the movement to research, document and teach about the traditional and vernacular culture of St Lucia and the eastern Caribbean. His published and unpublished work focuses on cultural development, communications and the use of Saint Lucian Kwéyòl language.

The Msgr. Patrick Anthony Folk Research Centre (FRC), St Lucia, Caribbean is a principal vernacular cultural institution of the Caribbean. Since 1973, this NGO has inventoried, encouraged and promoted the role of popular culture as a vehicle for change.The FRC is also at the forefront of the KWEYOL language movement, and has created what has become the largest popular cultural festival in Saint Lucia – Jounen Kwéyòl.

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