Groundbreaking Maroon Symposium Slated for June 18, 2024 at The UWI Mona


Kingston, Jamaica, 6 June, 2024.

Groundbreaking Maroon Symposium slated for Tuesday, June 18, 2024 at The UWI Regional Headquarters, Kingston, Jamaica.

Join us for a groundbreaking symposium at The University of the West Indies (The UWI) hosted by the Office of the Vice Chancellor, in partnership with the CARICOM Reparations Commission, AIDO Network International, and the Omanye Royal Kingdom, dubbed the “Maroons of Jamaica: Our Legacies, Telling Our Own Truths” symposium. This one-day event will be held on Tuesday 18 June 2024, at the Regional Headquarters (RHQ) of The UWI, Mona in Kingston, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Come and be a part of this special symposium that will explore, document, and celebrate Maroon history, culture, and their invaluable contributions to Jamaica’s development. Key leaders, representatives, scholars, elders, youth, and guardians of Maroon communities from Scotts Hall, Mooretown, Charlestown, and Accompong will share their knowledge and insights to ensure the Symposium’s success and long-term impact.

Among the scholars participating in the Symposium are the host Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, Vice Chancellor of The UWI; Dr. Clinton Hutton, and Dr. Lesley Ann Atkinson-Swaby, both experts in the history and culture of the Maroons and members of The UWI Faculty. The entire community is welcomed to attend and engage in this Maroon Legacy Symposium.  

As the June 18th Symposium at The UWI comes to a close, all roads lead to the 16th Annual Charlestown Maroon Conference and Festival from Thursday 20 June to Sunday 23 June in the Asafu Yard!

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to engage in meaningful dialogue and gain a deeper understanding of Jamaica’s rich Maroon heritage. Mark your calendars for *Tuesday, June 18, 2024* starting at 9:00 a.m., streaming live on UWI TV and stay tuned for more details!

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