Friends of the Earth Grenada Event on Crime and Violence in the Caribbean
Friends of the Earth Grenada [FOTEG] invites Caribbean Life readership to attend our upcoming virtual conference on the alarming violence and crime situation across the Caribbean region, a phenomenon that was given much attention in the January 6, 2023 issue of your newspaper. This will be a Zoom conference (see link below) that will take place on Jan. 29, 2023, at 6 p. m. Eastern Caribbean Time (5 pm Jamaica and East Coast US). The event is titled “Our Lives, Our Society, Managing Crime and Violence in the Caribbean.” [ZOOM MEETING ID: 851 7610 4178 PASSCODE: 261279].
Our starting point of articulation is our maxim that insists “There is no space for violence and crime in healthy, safe, and thriving communities.” Friends of the Earth Grenada notes that although much attention has been given to general reports of crime and violence issues in the region, few opportunities exist for conflict resolution, psycho-emotional health, and socio-economic intervention strategies. And, successful interventions and localized mediation efforts are hardly shared.
“Our Lives, Our Society, Managing Crime and Violence in the Caribbean” will feature presentations in a panel discussion on a wide range of topics, including the impact of poverty and inequality on crime, the role of the media in shaping public perceptions of crime and violence, and the effectiveness of current crime-fighting strategies in the Caribbean. In addition, the conference will provide an opportunity for attendees to engage in open and honest dialogue with experts and practitioners working on these issues on the ground. Adequate space will be allocated for Q and A interactions with a diverse audience from across the region and the diaspora.
Among the panelists are Mrs. Hillary Mullings-Williams, Forensic Scientist and Lecturer; Jamaican Human Rights Activist Lloyd D’Aguilar; Mr. Greggory J. Williams, Inspector of Police and Forensic Scientist, President – Caribbean Association of Forensic Science; Dr. David Muhammad, Lecturer, Sociologist, Director, and Founder of the Black Agenda Project (Trinidad and Tobago); Dr. Christopher Williams, Director – C.R Williams Performing Arts Academy, and; Dr. Marsha Hinds-Myrie, Post Doctoral Fellow/Equity Specialist. Doctor Damian Greaves PhD of St. Georges University (Grenada) will moderate the evening’s proceedings.
We are confident that the conference will provide valuable insights and perspectives on these important issues, and we hope that you will be able to join us and invite your wide Caribbean and international readership.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at [917-676-1028; [email protected]].