The Organization of American States (OAS) will be celebrating the Fifth Annual Inter-American Week for People of African Descent in the Americas and commemorating the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade.
The Sir Arthur Lewis Community College is pleased to partner with the OAS to commemorate this occasion. To commemorate the occasion we have organized a visual arts competition for persons around the island. (Please see the attached flyer for more details.)
In keeping with the theme chosen by the United Nations in observance of the International Day for the Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade, the proposed theme, adapted to the OAS is: Stories of Courage in the Americas: Resistance to Slavery and Unity against Racism.
Persons of all ages are eligible to participate in the competition. The deadline for submissions is Monday April 18 2022.
An exhibition showcasing the submissions will begin on Wednesday, May 25, and run through to the final judging of artworks on Friday, May 27, 2022.