EMANCIPATION should never escape us. Emancipation is not a day but a state of being. Slavery may be abolished but modern day slavery is said to have more humans in its claws than all those the transhipment vessels would have carried in those days long gone. At risk are our more vulnerable sectors, women and children.
The Saint Lucia Writers’ Forum seeks each year to make sure that the issue of Emancipation is highlighted. Last year saw the first staging of an annual panel discussions under the theme, “Freedom: a misnomer, an ideal or fleeting illusion?”. The panel comprised Pastor Franklin Bray, Mr Gandolph St. Clair, Jason Sifflet and Dr. Gregor Williams.
This year’s topic is, “Women’s Rights, Gone Wrong?” The event takes place at the Castries Central Library tonight at 7 p.m. The event is free and all interested persons are welcomed.
This year’s panelists are attonney at law, Miss Mary Francis, national archivist Mrs. Margo Thomas, Caribbean History teacher, Mr. Nkrumah Lucien and Agromomist and cultural activist Mr. Kwesi Goddard.