Calendar of Activities
This year's lecture will be presented by Dr. June Soomer on the topic, Sir Arthur Lewis and Racism, Growing Inequality and the Right to Development: Destruction of Civilization.
Dr. Soomer is the current Chair of the Open Campus Council of the University of the West Indies and recently elected member of the United Nations Permanent Forum of People of African Descent.
She served as Ambassador of Saint Lucia to CARICOM and the OECS, OECS Commissioner, Secretary General of the Association of Caribbean States, and Chair of the Open Campus Council of the University of the West Indies.
The Wreath Laying Ceremony serves as a memorial for the two Laureates buried on the grounds of the College — Sir Arthur Lewis and Sir Derek Walcott.
Wreaths will be laid at the gravesites and the works of the two Laureates immortalized by a distinguished member of the community.
The keynote speech will be delivered by Mr. Embert Charles, Chairman of the Folk Research Centre (FRC).
Mr. Charles researched and compiled a publication entitled The Reign of Terra: The Mighty Terra and the Modern Calypso Movement in Saint Lucia. He is the Founding Editor of Lucian Kaiso, a magazine on Calypso, published by the FRC.
The Derek Walcott Library will officially open its doors to the public on January 23rd 2023, marking the birthdates of both Nobel Laureates. A literary corner dedicated to both Laureates will feature information about each, as well as recognise their achievements.
The Library’s 2023 Calendar of Events will also be launched and visitors and patrons will get an opportunity to tour the library and sign up for a membership. During the Open House, Walcott’s legacy will be celebrated with literary and creative performances by students, as well as poetry readings by friends, family and colleagues.
The SALCC Debate Society will host a debate as part of the College's activities for the 2023 Nobel Laureate Festival.
The moot for the debate is, "We should focus on the pursuit of newer practices rather than on preserving older traditions in the development of our society."
The session will be held on Wednesday, 25 January at 12:30 p.m. in Room 2 of the Innovation Hub.
This poetry event will be organized in collaboration with Headphunk, a non-profit organization which facilitates a platform for the creative arts. The programme for the evening will include performances by poets and musicians.
Members of SALCC's Creative and Performing Arts Club (CAPA) will perform in this full-length play. Cashpandora was written by award-winning Saint Lucian poet/playwright, Mr. Kendel Hippolyte, and directed by Mr. Kennedy 'Boots' Samuel.
It is a powerful and highly entertaining socio-political satire that seeks to engage audiences in critical reflection on urgent issues associated with the embracing of capitalism and western democracy as the preferred path of development.
Its poignant satire takes aim at materialism, individualism, the love of money, the impoverishment of the arts, and the forced survival choices of individuals and sectors in our developmentally challenged society.