2020 applicants
Event

Colonial Legacies and Contemporary Lives: Indo-Caribbean, Black and British

A Symposium celebrating Black History Month 2020

  • Mon 19 Oct 20

    16:00 - 17:30

  • Online

  • Event type

    Lectures, talks and seminars

  • Event organiser

    Sociology, Department of

  • Contact details

    Dr Sandya Hewamanne

This event will focus on the intertwined histories of people of Asian and Black heritage in the Caribbean. The panel consists of distinguished scholars of Caribbean studies and University of Essex students of Asian and Black heritage.

 

The Speakers at this Symposium are:

 

 

Viranjini Munasinghe (Cornell)

 

Jovan Scott Lewis (UC-Berkeley)

Rebecca Prentice (Sussex)

Lee Kunar (Essex)

Knecole Celestin (Essex)

 
Chair/Discussant - Salema Foot (Kingston)

 

The Speakers will focus on historical analysis of indentured labour, contemporary racial politics, racialized labour practices and social interactions, and lived experiences of being bi-cultural.  

 

Starting with the practice of indentured labour and Indo-Caribbean national identities, the talks will move on to contemporary practices shaped by colonial legacies. Two panelists will share their experiences of being Asian and Black in Trinidad and Barbados respectively.

 

Zoom webinar link

 

Please join us - this webinar is open to all.

Colonial Legacies and Contemporary Lives:  Indo-Caribbean, Black and British