Garifuna Heritage Foundation of St Vincent to Host FIRST International Garifuna Conference from SATURDAY March 10th 2012 through THURSDAY March 15th 2012

Michael Browne and David Darkie Williams -- Photo courtesy of The Vincentian Newspaper

Photo courtesy of The Vincentian Newspaper.

Copyright 2012 by Teofilo Colon Jr.  (a.k.a. “Tio Teo” or “Teofilo Campeon”) All Rights Reserved.

St. Vincent and The Grenadines — The Garifuna Heritage Foundation of St. Vincent, celebrating over ten years of existence (2001-2011) will host its First International Garifuna Conference, Art and Cultural Exhibition, Film Series and Garifuna Marketplace beginning Saturday March 10th 2012 and lasting through Thursday March 15th 2012.

The Vicentian Newspaper reported that the announcement about the FIRST  International Garifuna Conference was made on January 3rd 2012 hosted by the Garifuna Heritage Foundation at the Professional Secretarial Service conference room.

Under the theme: Living The Garifuna Heritage and Culture After 215 years — Strengthening Links, Forging Networks, Claiming Ancestral Space, the conference aims

“to gather in Yurumei, the birthplace of the Garifuna Nation to share ideas, examine issues, network and strengthen global links to support the development of The International Garifuna Research Center, created to research, accumulate, document, and disseminate information on the history, heritage and culture of the Garifuna worldwide.” – Michael Browne, Chairman of the International Garifuna Conference Committee

Peace Memorial Hall will be transformed into a Garifuna Market-place from Saturday March 10 when the Opening Ceremony will be held, featuring renowned Garifuna scholar Dr. Joseph Palacio of Belize, as guest-speaker. Thence follow three days of intense working-sessions led by noted Vincentian and international presenters addressing a wide spectrum of issues relevant to Garifuna the worldover. The Garifuna Marketplace will showcase films, books, painting, photographs, music and craft.  The Conference will conclude on Thursday March 15th with a pilgrimage to Baliceaux, which is where Garifuna (then known as “Black Caribs”) were held in internment after their loss to the British after the Second Carib War of the 1790s.  They were exiled to Roatan Honduras in March 1797.

The Conference Committee, chaired by former Senior Government Minister, Mike Browne, and including TGHF Chairman David “Darkie” Williams, has issued an international call for papers to be presented at the Conference and/or to be included in the International Garifuna Centre. Already, several national and international scholars and film-makers have indicated their intention to attend this historic event.

Further details on both the Centre and Conference will be provided at a series of media-events and are available by emailing the Conference Secretariat’s e-mail address: yurumeiconference@gmail.com, and on facebook page for The Garifuna Heritage Foundation (SVG)  or by telephoning 784-4562124.

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Teofilo Colon Jr.

Garifuna Heritage Foundation de San Vicente acogerá la Primera Conferencia Internacional de Garifuna Sábado 10 de marzo 2012 hasta el jueves 15 de marzo 2012

Michael Browne and David Darkie Williams -- Foto cortesia del Periodico El Vincenteno

Foto cortesía de El Periódico vicentino.

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San Vicente y las Granadinas – La Fundación del Patrimonio Garifuna de San Vicente, que celebra más de diez años de existencia (2001-2011) será el anfitrión de la Primera Conferencia Internacional Garífuna, exposición de arte y culturales, ciclos de cine y mercado garífunas a partir del sábado 10 de marzo 2012 y duradera a través de jueves 15 de marzo de 2012.

Kenville Horne del El periódico Vicenteno informó que el anuncio de la PRIMER Conferencia Internacional Garífuna se realizó el 03 de enero 2012 organizado por la Fundación del Patrimonio Garifuna en el profesional de salas de conferencia Servicio de secretariado.

Bajo el lema: Vivir el Patrimonio y la Cultura Garífuna Después de 215 años – Reforzar los vínculos, forjar redes, alegando que el espacio ancestral, la conferencia tiene como objetivo

“Para reunir en Yurumei, el lugar de nacimiento de la Nación Garífuna para compartir ideas, examinar las cuestiones, y fortalecer los vínculos de la red mundial de apoyo al desarrollo del Centro Internacional de Investigaciones Garífuna, creado para la investigación, se acumulan, documentar y difundir información sobre la historia, patrimonio y la cultura de los garífunas en todo el mundo “-. Michael Browne, presidente de la Comisión de la Conferencia Internacional Garífuna

Peace Memorial Hall se transformó en un Garifuna plaza del mercado desde el sábado 10 de marzo, cuando la ceremonia de apertura se llevará a cabo, con renombre Garifuna erudito Dr. Joseph Palacio de Belice, como invitado-orador. Desde allí seguir tres días de intenso trabajo, sesiones dirigidas por Vicentina señaló y presentadores internacionales que abordan un amplio espectro de temas relevantes para la worldover Garifuna. El mercado garífuna será un escaparate de películas, libros, pintura, fotografía, música y arte. La Conferencia concluirá el jueves 15 de marzo con una peregrinación a Baliceaux, que es donde Garifuna (entonces conocido como “caribes Negro”) se llevaron a cabo en el internamiento después de su derrota ante los británicos después de la Segunda Guerra Caribe de la década de 1790. Fueron exiliados a Roatan Honduras en marzo de 1797.

La Comisión de la Conferencia, presidida por el ex ministro del gobierno, Mike Browne, y como Presidente TGHF David “Bocanegra” Williams, ha publicado una convocatoria internacional de las ponencias que se presentaron en la Conferencia y / o que se incluirán en el Centro Internacional Garífuna. Ya, varios académicos nacionales e internacionales y directores de cine han manifestado su intención de asistir a este evento histórico.

Más detalles tanto en el Centro y de la Conferencia serán proporcionados en una serie de medios de comunicación y los eventos están disponibles por correo electrónico e-mail de la Secretaría de la Conferencia de la dirección: yurumeiconference@gmail.com, y en la página de Facebook para la Garifuna Heritage Foundation (SVG) o llamando al teléfono 784-4562124.

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Teófilo Colon Jr.

  • http://x raymond Martinez

    This is very interesting information, as recent as 1999. there was no direct communication between, Yurumein (St.vincent) and the descendants of the exiled Garifunas. As matter fact, many garinagus who are descendants of St. vincent only saw this traditional homeland as a faraway, unreachable place of the past, including me.

    As a child in Santa Rosa de Aguan, Honduras; in 1963, I remember having a conversation with than 75 year old Grandmother R.I.P, about a place were the Garinagus had come from; but she never gave me any details about this place, I figured that she did not know, given that her great great parents had been born in Honduras. to me this amazing news, that the people of st. vincent are reconnecting with the descendants of of their exiled ancestors. Especial recognition to Mr Jose Francisco Avila for being a catalyst for this Garifuna Heritage Reunion.

    • http://www.beinggarifuna.com Tio Teo

      Seremein for writing Raymond Martinez.

      Mabuigo,
      Teofilo Colon Jr.

  • Tina

    Hello everyone! I am a vincentian and have been reading a lot about the garifuna people. My grandmother is a black carib “garifuna” from St Vincent and I am amazed that we were never taught the customs and language, even in school in St Vincent. I am proud of the people of Honduras, Belize and Guatemala for keeping it alive!! If you do not know your history, you do not know your future. I read and listen a lot of info from youtube, Keep it coming for people like me, so we can learn about our history. Thank you! Thank You!!

    • http://www.beinggarifuna.com Tio Teo

      Seremein for writing, TINA.

      -Teofilo Colon Jr.