ANN: Verene Shepherd, Puerto Rico, March 20

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Dr. Verene Shepherd - “Reparations & the Right to Development: The CARICOM Case”

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El Instituto de Estudios del Caribe, de la Universidad de Puerto Rico-Río Piedras (UPR-RP), invita a la comunidad universitaria y al público en general a la 1ra Conferencia Magistral Anual Gordon K. & Sybil Lewis: “Reparations & the Right to Development: The CARICOM Case” por la Dra. Verene Shepherd, University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica; presidenta, Grupo de Trabajo de la ONU sobre los Afrodescendientes; Vice-presidenta, Comisión de CARICOM sobre Reparaciones.  El Dr. Daniel Nina, profesor de leyes y ciencia política, Editor en jefe de El Post Antillano, presentará la ponente.  La actividad tendrá lugar el jueves, 20 de marzo, de 1:00 a 3:30 p.m., en el Anfiteatro Manuel Maldonado Denis (CRA 108) del Edificio Carmen Rivera de Alvarado (CRA) de la Facultad de Ciencias Sociales, UPR-RP.

Esta presentación será transmitida en línea EN VIVO en la siguiente dirección:  http://www.ustream.tv/channel/cc71

Se agradecerá el envío de comentarios y sugerencias sobre la transmisión a:  iec.ics@upr.edu

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The Institute of Caribbean Studies, University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras (UPR-RP), invites the academic community and the general public to the 1st Gordon K. & Sybil Lewis Memorial Annual Lecture: “Reparations & the Right to Development: The CARICOM Case” by Dr. Verene Shepherd, University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica; Chair, United Nations Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent; Vice-Chair, CARICOM Reparation Commission.  Dr. Daniel Nina, Law and Political Science Professor, Editor in Chief El Post Antillano, will introduce the lecturer.  The activity will be held on Thursday, March 20, from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. at the Amphitheater Manuel Maldonado Denis (CRA 108) of Carmen Rivera de Alvarado (CRA) Building, Faculty of the Social Sciences, UPR-RP.

This lecture will be broadcast LIVE online through the following website: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/cc71

Comments and suggestions on this presentation will be very welcome at: iec.ics@upr.edu

The Institute of Caribbean Studies in FACEBOOK

The 34th Meeting of the CARICOM Heads of Government held in July 2013 in Trinidad & Tobago, agreed to establish National Committees on Reparation, to ascertain the moral, ethical and legal case for the payment of reparation by former colonial European countries, to the nations and people of the Caribbean Community, for native genocide, the transatlantic slave trade and a racialized system of chattel slavery.  Heads further agreed to establish a CARICOM Reparations Commission to report directly to a Prime Ministerial Sub-committee chaired by the Prime Minister of Barbados. Why has CARICOM joined the reparation movement after decades of virtual silence?  What strategies will it pursue? How will the work of Caribbean scholars like Gordon K. Lewis provide the intellectual guidance to the process?  These are among the questions that the Lecture will try to address, especially the strategies linked to the discourses on the right to development.

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Humberto García-Muñiz, Ph.D.
Director
Instituto de Estudios del Caribe
Universidad de Puerto Rico-Río Piedras
PO Box 23345, San Juan, PR 00931
tel. 764-0000, x-4212, 787-763-2943
fax 787-764-3099,
emails: hgarciamuniz@gmail.com
http://upr.academia.edu/HumbertoGarciaMuniz

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