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Eric Williams on Carnival, Culture and Development"
Dr. Hollis Liverpool
Associate Professor of History, University of the Virgin Islands
Hollis Urban Lester Liverpool is perhaps best known as the calypsonian, Chalkdust, the reigning
Calypso Monarch of his native land, Trinidad and Tobago. Not only has he won this competitive
title seven times, the last being in 2005, but he has also distinguished himself eight times as the
"King of The World" in St. Thomas' (USVI) calypso contest and twice as New York City's World
Calypso Monarch. His repertoire includes over 300 recorded calypsoes. But Liverpool is also a
well-respected primary and secondary school teacher who has taught generations of Trinidad and
Tobago children for more than thirty-five years. Dr. Liverpool's accomplishments are as numerous
as his calypsoes. He has served as Cultural Officer and Director of Culture in Trinidad and Tobago
from 1993 to 1999. He holds a Teacher's Certificate, a Post-Graduate Diploma in Education, a B.A.
in History and Sociology, an M.A. in History and in African History, as well as a Post-Graduate
Certificate in Philosophy and a Ph.D. in History and Ethnomusicology. An engaging lecturer and
clever lyricist, Liverpool is also the author of numerous essays and papers. He has published a total
of seven books, among them: Culture and Education (1990); From The Horse's Mouth (2003) and
in particular, his Rituals of Power and Rebellion (2001) is a must for those interested in the study of
Caribbean heritage and culture.
Wertheim Performing Arts Center
11200 S.W. 8th Street Miami, Florida
*Admission fee and open to thepublic. Refreshments will be served bothprior to
and following the lecture. Music will be supplied by SteelAway. Please be seated by 7:20p.m.
*Books by Eric Williams and Hollis Liverpool will be availableforpurchase and signing.
"Scholarship Luncheon with Chalkdust" October 13th, 2005. 12 noon.
Kovens Center, Biscayne Bay Campus, 3000 NE 151 Street, North Miami
$50.00 each; Corporate Table: $500.00 (To develop an ANWS Scholarship Fund)
For Reservations and Information, please call 305.919.5521 or 305.271.7246
*Co-sponsored by the Office of the President, Florida International University,
7 -c 7/WI'~ sPme./ mei./f /,;T r/,,, The University of the West Indies and BP Trinidad and Tobago.
*The Eric E. Williams Memorial Lecture at FIU
depends solely on the generosity of its patrons. Contributions are welcome.
Directions: Take 1-95 North or South to 836 (Dolphin Expressway) West. Continue on 836 West to the NW 107th Avenue South exit.
Proceed on 107th Ave. to SW 16th Street. Turn right into Florida International University and follow directional signs.
A fr c FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY
Ne Wv world Studies
Biscayne Bay Campus
3000 N.E. 151 Street, AC1-162
North Miami, FL 33181
NON PROFIT ORG
PERMIT No 3091
September 8h, 2005 FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY
Miami'spublic research university
We are pleased to inform you that the Seventh Annual Eric Williams Memorial Lecture will be held on
Friday October 14th, 2005 at the Wertheim Performing Arts Center, University Park, Florida
International University. This year, our theme is "One Caribbean: Eric Williams on Carnival, Culture
and Development" featuring Dr. Hollis Liverpool, Associate Professor of History, University of the
Virgin Islands and reigning Calypso Monarch of Trinidad and Tobago.
This year the Eric E. Williams Memorial Lecture will continue a tradition started last year of bringing
our guest speaker to the Biscayne Bay Campus for a fund-raising luncheon. The fundraising luncheon
will be held at the Kovens Center on Thursday, October 13th, 2005 at noon. This will give our speaker
the opportunity to meet our communities directly and will give those interested in talking more
intimately with the speakers a chance to do so and simultaneously contribute to our scholarship
program. We are offering a luncheon meal at $50.00 a person with tables of 10 at a corporate rate of
$500. We propose by these means to have contributors donate to an important goal -- that of creating
scholarships for our FIU students.
Organized by the African New World Studies Program in conjunction with the Eric Williams
Memorial Collection at the University of the West Indies, the Eric E. Williams Memorial Lecture has
fast become one of the major events of the University's calendar. Our lectures so far have featured Dr.
John Hope Franklin as the inaugural lecturer; Dr. Kenneth Kaunda, former president of Zambia; Dr.
Hillary Beckles, Pro Vice Chancellor of the University of the West Indies; Beverly Anderson Manley,
former first lady of Jamaica; Cynthia Pratt, Deputy Prime Minister of the Bahamas; Mia Motley,
Attorney General of Barbados; noted Black Power and women's rights activist Dr. Angela Y. Davis;
prize-winning author Edwidge Danticat and Dr. Robert Fatton of the University of Virginia.
With this is a flyer advertising the event. Should you have any questions, please feel free to call us at
(305) 919-5521 to R.S.V.P. by October 4th, 2005 or me directly at 305-919-5380 for more information.
We have counted on your support in the past and hope we can do so again this year. Financial
contributions; in-kind support tend to be the ways that individuals and organizations have supported us
in the past. We look forward to continuing this tradition of excellence by your kind acceptance of our
invitation to support the continuance of this event and as well contributing to the education of our
Carole E. Boyce Davi s Ph.D.
Director and Professor of English and African-New World Studies
African-New World Studies
3000 N.E. 151st Street North Miami, FL 33181 Tel: (305) 919-5521 Fax: (305) 919-5267 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.fiu.edu/-africana
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