The team headed to the Arthur Lok Jack Global School of Business for another installment of our literary workshop series. We had an excellent time as participants discussed the construction of gender in the work of Caribbean writers and produced their own literary pieces as well.
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The She Right Collective visited the Debe Public Library in Penal on Saturday 20th April to host a literary workshop. This event was facilitated by the collective’s founder, Amanda T. Mc Intyre, who has a background in literary scholarship and education including years as an assistant lecturer at the University of the West Indies while conducting post graduate work in Literatures in English.
The workshop was well attended and led to lively discussions of selections from Caribbean women writers such as: Jamaica Kincaid, Olive Senior and Roseanne Kanhai. This was followed by a creative writing session in which participants wrote and presented their own work.
The event was greatly supported by the librarian and author Motilal Boodoosingh. He invited the She Right Collective and considering the event’s success, suggested further workshops in the coming months.
The She Right Collective was represented at the 2019 Human Rights Youth Forum hosted by the Faculty of Law, University of the West Indies; International Human Rights Clinic. This followed an invitation from the Dean of the Faculty, Dr. Rosemarie Belle Antoine.
We launched our ‘Gender Jeopardy’ game that engages participants with information on how Caribbean feminism is illustrated in advocacy, history, popular culture, health care, law, art and literature. The game was facilitated by She Right founder Amanda T. Mc Intyre and highlights issues related to sexual and reproductive health and rights.
Crista Daniel, representing The Equal Opportunities Commission, emerged as the winner of this first installation of Gender Jeopardy. She was well prepared since, according to its mission statement, “The Equal Opportunity Commission works towards the elimination of discrimination and the promotion of equality of opportunity through advocacy, public education, research and the conciliation of complaints.” Crista’s colleague Rhea joined her on stage to play the game. Both participants received wonderful prize hampers that were sponsored by the Faculty of Law.
Also present at the forum were our civil society peers: The Family Planning Association, The Amalgamated Workers’ Union and The Living Waters Community.
Special thanks to: Professor Rose-Marie Belle Antoine who invited us, the program coordinator Keisha Garcia and the wonderful volunteers who assisted on the day.
A luta continua!
The She Right Collective is a Caribbean feminist group focused on sexual and reproductive health and rights through advocacy, scholarship, educational programs, multi-media art, medical resources and legal interventions.