Emancipation celebrations begin next week

GIS:-The CDF Continues Efforts to Encourage Saint Lucians to Learn About our Diverse History.

The Cultural Development Foundation (CDF) invites the public to support its annual emancipation schedule of activities.

The CDF will host an Emancipation Panel Discussion, and an annual Emancipation Exhibition next week, in an effort to broaden public understanding of the significance of all the parties involved in the slave trade and slavery, as well as their roles in the process of slavery and emancipation.

The panel discussion will host panellists who will discuss this year’s theme, “Tourism, Politics and Economic Freedom.” Members of the public are invited to attend and lend their voices to the evening’s discussion. The discussion will be held on Saturday, July 29, at 5 p.m. at the Baywalk Mall.

On Aug. 1, the annual Emancipation Exhibition will showcase four of the best entries from its emancipation photo competition. The photos were based on the theme “Tourism, Politics and Economic Freedom.” The Emancipation Exhibition will be held at the JQ Charles Rodney Bay Mall from Aug. 1 – 21, and open Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. On Saturday, the exhibition opens from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. The public is invited to view the exhibits which are anticipated to capture a range of subthemes.

The CDF continues in its efforts to encourage Saint Lucians to embrace our rich and diverse history which has contributed to the unique people we are. The elements of our identity, language, economy, and the way we live all impact who we are today.

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