Daily Archives: March 15, 2019

Guyana Festival Committee – Toronto- Guyana 53rd Independence Dinner and Dance – June 1, 2019

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Guyana: Education: GofundMe for a school library in Better Hope, Essequibo Coast

Guyana: Education: GofundMe for a school library in Better Hope, Essequibo Coast

Robert G. Lawrie, President of Project Unite Humanity Inc., a Florida not-for-profit corporation, is organizing an endeavor to establish a library at the Better Hope Government School.

Although residing in Florida, his Guyanese roots have drawn him and his organization to help create this library to benefit the children of this area.

Project Unite Humanity is seeking donations to help fund the purchase of books and supplies to begin the first ever library in Better Hope. The library will be dedicated this summer in time before the beginning of the new school year. Anyone can be a part of this effort by making donations to the fund set up on gofundme.com at https://www.gofundme.com/ BetterHopelibrary

With my deepest respect,

Thank you for your donation

Rob Lawrie

Spring into Easter Dinner Dance Fundraiser – Toronto – April 18, 2019

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DETAILS & TICKETS at: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/spring-into-easter-dinner-dance-fundraiser-tickets-58497287963

GCCABC Upcoming Events – AGM (Apr 14th), Dance (May 25th), and Cruise (Sept 28-29)

Annual General Meeting of the Guyanese Canadian Cultural Association of BC.
It will be held on:
Sunday, April 14th , 2019 starting at 2pm
Location:
Tommy Douglas Library
7311 Kingsway Avenue
Burnaby, BC
Group Room
We encourage all recipients of this message to attend and support your local association.
Membership dues are $20 per year.
Please note that at this Annual General Meeting we will be accepting nominations for the position of President and all Board Positions.
Please share this information with your contacts

2019 Independence Dinner & Dance Please join us in celebrating our 53rd year of of Guyanese Independence.      Continue reading

U.S. — Solitary confinement – arbitrary and racist punishment -By Mohamed Hamaludin

U.S. — Solitary confinement – arbitrary, racist punishment that breaks the body and the mind

 -By Mohamed Hamaludin – Commentary

Few survival stories can equal that of three African American men who spent a total of 114 years confined in small concrete boxes, subjected to mental and physical torture, and emerged with their spirit unbroken.

Alfred Woodfox spent 43 years and 10 months in solitary confinement and Henry Wallace, 41 years, both convicted in 1972 of killing a police officer. Robert King, convicted of killing a corrections officer, spent 29 years in isolation. The courts eventually overturned their convictions. King was set free in 2001 and Woodfox in 2016. Wallace was freed in 2013 but by then he was dying of liver cancer.  All three were members of the Black Panther movement.        Continue reading

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