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Educational Symposium for 50th Independence Anniversary of Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago

The Department of History and the Rialto Center for the Arts at Georgia State University invites the Atlanta community to celebrate THE 50TH INDEPENDENCE ANNIVERSARY OF JAMAICA AND TRINIDAD & TOBAGO.

Come celebrate the Golden Jubilee of these countries with this FREE educational symposium, and enjoy Caribbean culture, complimentary hors d'oeuvres and Steelpan music.

Date/Time:         Wednesday, October 3, 2012, From 6:00-9:00 p.m. 
Venue:                Lobby of the
Rialto Center for the Arts, GSU 
                             80 Forsyth Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30303
RSVP:                 Dr. Harcourt Fuller 
                            Tel: 404-413-5264

This event is free and open to the public, but only the first 250 people will be admitted.


Speakers include:

Leslie Gordon, Director of Rialto Center for the Arts at Georgia State University 
Dr. Harcourt Fuller, Assistant Professor of History at Georgia State University
Dr. Anil Ramnanan, Consul General of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
Dr. Noel Leo Erskine, Professor of Theology and Ethics at Emory University
Lowell Hawthorne, CEO of Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery & Grill and author of The Baker’s Son: My Life in Business

Copies of George Meikle’s In Praise of Jamaica: Natural Wonders, Heroes and Achievements will also be available


Cultural Performances

  • A traditional Caribbean dance by the Caribbean Students Association (CARIBSA) of GSU
  • Live music provided by the Mellow Steel Pan Ensemble, directed by Nicholas Mohan from Trinidad & Tobago


This event is co-sponsored by the Georgia State University Department of History, Rialto Center for the Arts, the College of Arts and Sciences, Program in World History & Cultures, Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery & Grill, Tropic Products International, Inc., the Jamaica Tourist Board and the Trinidad & Tobago Tourism Development Company.