THE 6TH ANNUAL ERIC E. WILLIAMS MEMORIAL LECTURE
Haiti, Patterns of Crisis:
George Lamming Car be Robert Fatton, Jr.
Caribbean Novelist Julia A. Cooper Professor of
and Government and Foreign Affairs,
Cultural Theorist University of Virginia
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"Patterns of Crisis:
Culture and Politics in the Caribbean"
George Lamming, Caribbean Novelist and Cultural Theorist
A celebrated Caribbean no\ elist and cultural thertrist. George Lamming is a visiting Professor at Brown
University. Perhaps the most famous writer to emerge from the country of Barbados. Lamming migrated
to England in l4.-0. there becoming a leader in the Caribbean Renaissance, along with other expatriates like
V.S Nalpaul \\ ih classics like his novel. In the Castle of M\ Skin (1953? and his collection of essays, The
Pleasures of Exile (1960), Lamming's writing career has encompassed several genres, gaining acclaim not
simply for fiction and his attempts to get at the root of the Caribbean soul, but also for poetry and critical
work. Lamming ties together collective history through the shared humanity of his characters and this
ensures that his novels remain skillfully crafted and multifaceted.
"The Bayonet and the Constitution:
The Fall ofAristide
and Post-Lavalas Politics in Haiti"
Robert Fatton, Jr.
Julia A. Cooper Professor of Government and Foreign Affairs, University of Virginia
Robert Fanon. Jr., has also served as Chair of the Department of Politics, University of Virginia. His work,
Hdait's Predator' Republic: The L ending Transition to Democrac) 120012' has been hailed as "the
detinimie "ork on contemporary Haitian politic." and his recent analyis of Haiti's current crisis appeared
in the January 4, 2004 edition of The New York Times. "The paradox of the Haitian revolution [of 1804],"
says Fatton. i" that it was fought in the name of liberty% and equality. and yet the country has experienced
little of either."
Wertheim Performing Arts Center
11200 S.W. 8th Street Miami, Florida
Admission free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served both prior to
andfollowing the lecture. Music will be supplied by Steel Away. Please be seated by 7:20p.m.
Books by Eric Williams, George Lamming and Robert Fatton, Jr.
will be available for purchase and signing.
FOR MORE LF\ORMA TION, PLL4SE CALL 305.919.5521 OR 305.271.7246
"Co-sponsored by the Office ofthe Preident, Florida International University, the City of Miami and the South Florida
Haitian Bicentennial Committee, and 74, /,r iY,/i/ n #,,wia r//der/,,. The University of the West Indies.
"The Eric E. Williams Memorial Lecture at FIU depends solely on the generosity of its patrons.
Contributions are welcome.
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PERMIT No 3091
August 5, 2004
This requests your support for this year's Eric E. Williams Memorial Lecture. 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 are pleased to inform you that the Sixth Annual Eric Williams Memorial Lecture will be held on
Friday September 17th, 2004 at the Wertheim Performing Arts Center, University Park, Florida
International University. This year, our theme is "HAITI, Patterns of Crisis: Culture and Politics in the
Caribbean" featuring speakers George Lamming, well-known Caribbean Novelist, and a distinguished
author and speaker, and Dr. Robert Fatton, Jr., Professor of Government and Foreign Affairs, University
of Virginia on the contemporary situation: "The Bayonet and the Constitution: The Fall of Aristide and
Post-Lavalas Politics in Haiti."
The Eric Williams Memorial Lecture is organized by the African New World Studies Program
Distinguished Africana Scholars Lecture Series in conjunction with the Eric Williams Memorial
Collection at the University of the West Indies. It has fast become one of the major events of the
University's calendar. The University, through its various administrative committees, has ensured that the
Lecture is executed at a level befitting its name and commensurate with other activities of its caliber. We
are, therefore, committed to maintaining this excellence.
Inaugurated in 1999 by the pre-eminent scholar and historian, Dr. John Hope Franklin, the intent has been
twofold: to honor the memory and legacy of Dr. Eric Williams, noted historian and Caribbean statesman;
and to provide an intellectual forum, generally, for the examination of pertinent issues in Caribbean and
African Diaspora history and politics. FIU's Eric Williams Memorial Lecture has now been concretized
as one of the most significant and anticipated intellectual contributions and draws a large attendance from
the South Florida community, which comprises a sizeable Caribbean population. Our lectures so far have
featured Dr. Kenneth Kaunda, former president of Zambia who spoke on HIV-AIDS in Africa and in
2001 an outstanding contribution from Dr. Hillary Beckles, Pro Vice Chancellor of the University of the
West Indies, speaking on 'The Global Politics of Reparations, Before and After Durban". Then three
distinguished Caribbean women, Mia Mottley, Attorney General of Barbados, Cynthia Pratt, Deputy
Prime Minister of the Bahamas and former first lady of Jamaica, Beverly Anderson-Manley, in a spirited
discussion of "Women and Politics in the Caribbean." As you know, last year was one of our finest and
well attended lectures featuring Angela Davis, Professor in History of Consciousness and Chair of
Women's Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz on "Slavery and the Prison Industrial Complex."
We look forward to your participation this year and in the future and to any courtesies that your office can
offer. We will also be in contact with you closer to the event with the usual details of the evening's
events. In the mean time, we ask you to save the date for us and to make sure that this year's lecture is on
your calendar of events for the fall.
Carole E. Boy Davies, Ph.D.
Professor and Director of African-New World Studies
African-New World Studies Program, College of Arts & Sciences
ACI 162, North Miami Campus, 3000 N.E. 151 Street, North Miami, Florida 33181 (305) 919-5521 FAX (305) 919-5267
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This year the Eric E. Williams Memorial Lecture will begin a tradition of bringing our guest
speakers to the Biscayne Bay Campus for a fund-raising luncheon. The fundraising luncheon
will be held at the Kovens Center on September 17th, 2004 at noon. This will give our speakers
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 majoring in African Diaspora studies.
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. We are, therefore,
committed to maintaining this excellence. Our lectures so far have featured Dr. John Hope
Franklin as the inaugural lecturer; Dr. Kenneth Kaunda, former president of Zambia who spoke
on HIV-AIDS in Africa; Dr. Hillary Buckles, Pro Vice Chancellor of the University of the West
Indies, speaking on "The Global Politics of Reparations, Before and After Durban;" Beverly
Anderson Manley, Cynthia Pratt and Mia Motley speaking on "Women and Politics in the
Caribbean" and last year Angela Davis speaking on "Slavery and the Prison Industrial
Complex" to a standing room only and overflow audience.
This year our featured speaker will be the Caribbean author George Lamming with our theme:
"Haiti, Patterns of Crisis: Culture and Politics in the Caribbean." There will be a follow-up
presentation by Robert Fatton, Jr. on the contemporary situation in Haiti, titled "The Bayonet and
the Constitution: The Fall of Aristide and Post-Lavalas Politics in Haiti: at the Wertheim
Performing Arts Center at 6:00 p.m. on September 17th, 2004. You will receive, in due course,
promotional material on the lecture. 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 students.
With this is an invitation for the event. We will be contacting you directly as well by telephone.
Should you have any questions, please feel free to call us at the numbers below to R.S.V.P. by
September 10th, 2004, or me directly at 305-919-5380 for more information.
Yours sin ely
Carole E. Boyce Davies, Ph.D.
Director and Professor of English and African-New World Studies
AFRICAN-NEW WORLD STUDIES PROGRAM
College of Arts & Sciences
3000 N.E. 151 Street, ACI-162 North Miami, Florida 33181
telephone (305) 919-5521 fax (305) 919-5267
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The African-XNew WorldStudies Program, and the Office of the Vice Provost, Biscayne Bay Campus
cordially inviteyou to a luncheon to
9Meet the Speakers for the 6th AnnualEric. E. Williams MemorialLecture
ps6 ert Fatton
Julia A. Cooper Professor of government and foreign Affairs, University of Virginia
Friday, September 17h, 2004
Kovens Conference Center
3000 WE 151 Street, Worth M9iami, Florida
12: 00 Noon
$50 per person
$500 per ta6Ce of10
To S-TAP, contact RSosa 3-enriquez at (305) 919-5521 by cFriday, September 10t, 2004.