By Lear Matthews
(A version of this article was first published in the March, 2016 edition of the Guyana Cultural Association Magazine)
Participants in Guyana’s Golden Jubilee Symposium Series will explore four interrelated questions: Who are we?
By Lear Matthews
Lear Matthews is professor, State University of New York, Empire State College. A former lecturer at the University of Guyana, his recently published book is “English Speaking Caribbean Immigrants: Transnational Identities”.
By Jamila Ali
Jamila Ali, a friend of the Caribbean, lives with her family in Lahore, Pakistan.
A shorter version of this article appeared on March 28, inScroll.in, an independent blog that discusses the most important political and cultural stories that are shaping contemporary India.
By Nathilee Caldeira
Dr. Nathilee Caldeira is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in New York. She has research, teaching and clinical expertise in treating depression, anxiety, posttraumatic stress, alcohol and substance use disorders.
Joan French, who is from Jamaica, has long been involved in activism for women’s socio-cultural and political progress. She was a Board member of the Women’s Resource and Outreach Centre, a founding member of the Caribbean Association for Feminist Research and Action, Coordinator of the Caribbean Policy Development Centre; 1991-1995, and was involved in discussions leading to the establishment of the Institute of Gender and Development Studies at the University of the West Indies.
By Vidyaratha Kissoon
Edited from a version published on The Mosquito”: http:// gtmosquito. com/ the-coil
Vidyaratha Kissoon lives in Guyana. He is a member of the Amar Deep Ramayana Sangh, a group which sings Ramayana in the traditional baani style, and Chowtaals.”
The 2016 Phagwah season started on Friday 12 February with the planting of Holika Many Hindus would have started the chowtaal sessions which characterise the Phagwah season.
Simone Leid is an International Development Consultant from Trinidad and Tobago and Founder of The WomenSpeak Project – a community-building forum that seeks to build the capacity of individuals and organisations in the Caribbean to advocate around issues related to discrimination against women in all forms.