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Jamaican professor Verene Shepherd to deliver Independence lecture at UWI Open Campus

Jamaican professor Verene Shepherd to deliver Independence lecture at UWI Open Campus

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The University of the West Indies Open Campus will host its annual Independence Lecture on Tuesday, October 22 at the Methodist Church Hall and Community Building from 7 p.m. in commemoration of the 34th anniversary of Independence.{{more}}

This year, Dr Verene Shepherd, professor of Social History in the Department of History at the Mona Campus of the University of the West Indies, will deliver the lecture on the topic, “Caricom and the Decade for People of African Descent: A post Colonial Imperative”

Professor Shepherd has a distinguished history of involvement with the women’s movement and a track record of research on gender issues in the region and internationally. She is the chair of the Jamaica Reparations Commission and a member of the United Nations Working Group of Experts on People of African descent.

She is currently the director of the Institute for Gender and Development Studies at Mona. Professor Shepherd has written extensively on gender issues in the region and on Caribbean and Jamaican histories. Dr Shepherd has several publications, including several co-authored with Professor Sir Hillary Beckles, including ‘Liberties Lost’, ‘Freedoms Won’, and ‘Caribbean Slavery in the Atlantic World’.

The Open Campus extends an invitation to the public to attend this lecture. Patrons are asked to be seated by 6:45 p.m.

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