Conference to commemorate 40th anniversary of the Grenada Revolution


The University of the West Indies (UWI) Cave Hill Campus and The UWI Open Campus Grenada, in partnership with the St George’s University, are hosting a 3-day conference, scheduled for May 27-29, 2019. The conference, held at St George’s University, will provide an opportunity for the Grenadian public to engage with regional and international scholars, students and activists to discuss the historical significance of the Grenada Revolution and possible lessons for contemporary Grenadian and Caribbean politics and society. NOW Grenada reports:

The activities include 2 public lectures. On Monday, 27 May 2019, Grenadian Professor Merle Collins from the University of Maryland will speak on the topic: “The Haunt of History: Grenada’s Story – Moving to the Future.”

On Tuesday, 28 May 2019, HE Dr Didacus Jules, Director-General, OECS will speak on the topic: “Education in the Revolution and the Revolution in Education.”

Both sessions will commence at 7 pm and will be held at St George’s University. Transportation will be provided for the public to attend.

Grenadians are also invited to an open session “Voices From Within” which will be held on Wednesday, 29 May from 1:30-3:15 pm at SGU. Facilitated by Dr Wendy Grenade, Senior Lecturer in Political Science, The UWI, Cave Hill Campus, this is an opportunity for open dialogue and frank debate among Grenadians.

This session will be followed by the final Plenary titled “History, Memory, Reconciliation and Healing” from 3:30-5:15 pm on Wednesday, 29 May. This plenary will be chaired by Professor Shalini Puri from Pittsburgh University.

This conference is expected to provide a space for participants to confront the past, analyse the present and (re)imagine the future. It is intended to bridge generational divides by encouraging youth participation and inter-generational debates.

For further information, please contact: Dr Nicole Phillip-Dowe, Head The UWI Open Campus, Grenada Tel: 473 440 2451.


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