As the Executive of Caribbean Studies Association (CSA) in collaboration with the University of Guyana and Loyola University plans the 45th Conference of the Association May 31 - June 4 to be held virtually, GOFAD is aware of the prominent role of some of Past Presidents of the Association in current global issues. At the Conference, a presidential panel of five Past Presidents will be involved in an interactive session on the theme “Reflecting on the Future of CSA from the lenses of the Past” https://www.caribbeanstudiesassociation.org/annual-conference-2021
Following on last week’s blog featuring 1996–97 CSA President Locksley Edmondson’s Pan African Connections, we reproduce two YouTube features this week for those who may not have seen them. Both will be transferred to the the resources page in videos on the GOFAD website.
The first is a podcast on Black Talk with GOFAD advisor, Professor Ivelaw Griffith, CSA 2001-2002 President. It is a reminder of the persistence of institutional racism. This has been the refrain that catapulted the Black Lives Matter (BLM) after the murder of George Floyd, the first anniversary of which was commemorated on May 25th. It also coincides with the centenary of the Tulsa Race Massacre.
Please see link Black Talk podcast.
The second The race to vaccine: Chinese vaccines in Latin America and the Caribbean is a webinar in which contributor to GOFAD blogs, Professor Jorge Heine , CSA 1990-91 President is a participant. The interesting issue raised in this engagement is whether vaccine access is a new area of geopolitical competition between the US and China, or a rare opportunity for constructive collaboration and coordination? https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/event/the-race-to-vaccinate/
Edward and Auriol Greene Directors, GOFAD.