The UWI Open Campus Saint Lucia will on Thursday May 25th, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. host The 8th Annual Patricia Charles Memorial Lecture at The UWI Open Campus Saint Lucia Site on Morne Fortune.
Mrs Patricia Charles was a former Resident Tutor of the School of Continuing Studies in Saint Lucia (now The UWI Open Campus),who dedicated her life to the furtherance of the Arts, Education and Culture in her adopted home-Saint Lucia. Established in 2010, the Patricia Charles Memorial Lecture celebrates her life and work, and has become a much-anticipated fixture on The Open Campus Saint Lucia’s annual calendar of events.
Delivering the lecture will be Professor Verene Shepherd, University Director of the Institute for Gender & Development Studies and Professor of Social History at the Mona Campus of The University of the West Indies. Professor Shepherd’s lecture “Education, Social Justice and Advocacy: The UWI to the World” while paying tribute to the honouree, will also zero in on Mrs Charles’ interest in History, Heritage and Advocacy and illustrate how, as a newly positioned “activist University”, The UWI has been responding to regional and international discourses and needs.
She will argue that The UWI’s Faculty, with signposts from those who have gone before, have never imprisoned themselves within the walls of Academia, but have shown relevance in public education using strategies, media and methodologies of which the honouree would have been proud.
We invite the public to join us for what is sure to be an engaging delivery and an excellent opportunity for frank discussion of The UWI’s role within the wider region and indeed the world.