The University of the West Indies Open Campus will host two public lectures to commemorate the 176th anniversary of the end of slavery in the English-speaking Caribbean.
A release from the Open Campus says Historian and former Head of the UWI Open Campus, Dr. Adrian Fraser will deliver the first lecture on the topic: Reflections on Slavery in St. Vincent
The release said by focusing on St. Vincent and the Grenadines, the lecture is meant to provide an historical background that could inform the public debate on Reparations. It raises questions about the connections between the struggles of the Caribs and growth of the Sugar Industry and Slavery.
This lecture will be presented tomorrow Wednesday July 30th from 7pm at the Open Campus.
The second lecture, on the topic: The Coloniality of Everyday Violence will be delivered by Vincentian Lecturer Dr. Halimah DeShong,
Dr. DeShong is a Lecturer at the Institute for Gender and Development Studies at the Nita Barrow Unit of the Cave Hill Campus of the UWI.
According to the Open Campus, Dr. DeShong’s lecture will explore the ways in which the brutality and violence of the colonial period and contemporary manifestations of violence are inextricably linked.
The presentation will be made on Thursday August 14th at 7pm at the UWI Open Campus Lecture Hall.