March 9, 2012
Programme for the Garifuna Heritage Foundation International Conference

Fri, Mar 9. 2012

Theme: ” Living the Garifuna Heritage and Culture after 215 years – Strengthening links, forging networks, claiming Ancestral space”

Programme of Activities

Friday, March 9th, 2012 : Arrival of Participants

Saturday, March 10th, 2012 :

9:00 am – 3:00 pm – Pilgrimage by boat to the Historic Island of Balliceaux organized by the Ministry of Tourism and Culture.{{more}}

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm – Opening Ceremony for Conference, Film Screening, Art Exhibition & Garifuna Marketplace – Lecture by Feature Speaker, Dr. Joseph Palacio.

Sunday, March 11th, 2012:

8:00 am – 5:00 pm – Conference Working Session .

  • Art Exhibition & Garifuna Marketplace remain open.

5:00 – 7:00 pm : Film Screening & Discussion

  •  “Play Jonkunu Play” Directed by Dr. Oliver Greene (USA)
  • “Kytangomingo Ema, the path of our ancestors ” Directed by Christian Foret, (Martinique)

Monday, March 12th, 2012:

8:00 am – 5:00 pm – Conference Working Session.
  • Exhibition & Cultural Market Place remain Open.

5:00 – 6:00 pm: Official Closing Ceremony of the Conference.

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012:

8:00 am- 3:00 pm – All day Film Festival

  • International Garifuna Research Centre Advisory Board Working Session,
  • Exhibition & Cultural Market Place Remain open until 1:00 pm.

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm: Cultural Extravaganza

Opening Ceremony: The public is invited to attend the Opening Ceremony on March 10 at 7:00 pm to hear the Lecture from our distinguished Feature, Dr. Joseph Palacio. All persons should be seated by 6:45 pm.

Conference Working Sessions: The Conference working sessions will commence on Sunday, March 11th at 9:00 am at the Peace Memorial Hall. There will be 10 panels in which twenty presenters will be delivering papers.

Registration: Registration to the Conference is free. However, there are only a limited number of places available. A Registration desk at Peace Memorial Hall is open from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm and from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm.

Conference Website: This website features all Conference information as well as media releases and events. It is the main website of the International Garifuna Research Center (www.garifunaresearchcenter.org). Facebook: facebook.com/tghfoundationsvg.