Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Negotiating Independence...

The National Library of Jamaica has made available a valuable archive of films such as this one which documents the trip to London by Norman Manley and Alexander Bustamante to negotiate independence for Jamaica.

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Upcoming Fifty Fifty Events

Upcoming Fifty Fifty Events

1. SALISES with the Institute for the Study of the Americas, London
February 10, 2012
Fifty years of Jamaican Independence: Developments and Impacts

2. Institute for Gender & Development Studies/SALISES/Friedrich Ebert Stiftung/Women’s Resource and Outreach Centre
“Through Women’s Eyes: Conversations on Independence”
Historical Overview - February 29, 2012
Women and Governance – March 20, 2012
Health, Religious and Spirituality – May 2012
Gender and Citizenship – June 1, 2012
Women and Economic Empowerment – August 2012
Safe Communities, the Environment and Agriculture – October 9, 2012
Fifty Years from Now – December 2012

3.  Cayman Islands Conference
March 21- 23, 2012
University College of the Cayman Islands
UCCI/SALISES/ICCI Caribbean Conference
“50-50 – Surveying the Past, Mapping the Future”

4.    Globalisation, Climate Change and Rural    
May 9-11, 2012
Opening Ceremony – Mona Visitor’s Lodge and Conference Centre
Conference Sessions – The Jamaica Pegasus

5.  SALISES Fifty Fifty Conference (Final): Critical Reflections in a Time of Uncertainty
August 20-25, 2012
Opening and Conference Sessions – The Jamaica Pegasus