Institute for Gender and Development Studies

IGDS events
Semester II


Thursday 28 January 2021
Institute of Critical Thinking in collaboration with Pan American Development Foundation 
Webinar on Gender-Based Violence and Child Sexual Abuse
Discussion and launch of the Break the Silence Toolkit

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Wednesday 3 February 2021
Alma Jordan Library - West Indiana and Special Collections hosts
First Day Covers: Through a Gender Lens
with Satira Maharaj
MSc in Gender and Development Studies

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Wednesday 10 February 2021
IGDS Lunchtime Seminar
The Non-Profit Organisations Act 2019
with Jayanti Lutchmedial, Attorney-at-Law
Recording on IGDS YouTube Channel


Starting Tuesday 16 (6 sessions)
Diverse Genders and Sexualities in the Caribbean
Short Course
with Angelique Nixon, Colin Robinson
and Guest Speakers


Navigating the NPO Registration through the Lens of a Faith-Based Organization 
with Valerie Charles, National Administrator and Strategic Adviser to the General Executive, Pentecostal Assemblies of the West Indies (PAWI)
Wednesday 5 May, 2021
Recording on IGDS YouTube Channel

Women, Men, Gender and Law
facilitated by Ms Beverly Samuel, Attorney-at-Law
6 sessions, 3 weeks, 3-hour sessions
Thursdays 4:00–7:00 PM Saturdays 10:00AM–1:00PM
15, 17, 22, 24, 29 and 31 July. 

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Short courses and workshops


Panel and Public Presentations
Semester II

Tuesday 19 January 
MenEngage Alliance Plenary Session 


Wednesday 27 January 2021
Dr Gabrielle Hosein Panellist
Center for Middle East Studies
Feminist Mobilizations and the time of Covid-19
Experience from the Middle East, Lation America and the Caribbean



Inaugural Regional Graduate Research Symposium
Thursday 25 May 2022 














































IGDS events 
Semester I


Wednesday 8 July 2020 | 11:00 Am (ECT) 
IGDS RCO, Mona, Nita Barrow, St Augustine Units
SHOUTS & WHISPERS: Untold Stories from the Caribbean during COVID-19
* Dr Angelique Nixon, Panelist

Wednesday 16 September 2020 |  5PM 
Graduate Studies Orientation 
(For new cohort of graduate studies students)

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Saturday 3 October 2020 | 3 PM 
Gathering in honour of Tara Ramoutar
Hosted by CAFRA and IGDS 
*Tara Ramoutar - In her own words - Programme includes Clips from Making of Feminisms in the Caribbean Interview 2014
* Photo Essay - Tara Ramoutar - Caribbean Feminist and Labour Movement Activist

  • Welcome - Gabrielle Hosein
  • Crystal Brizan - CAFRA TT National Representative
  • Albert Aberdeen - Former President, Transport and Industrial Workers Union and Industrial Court Judge
  • Patrica Mohammed - Caribbean Feminist and Gender Scholar
  • Mario Als - Former President, Banking, Insurance and General Workers Union (BIGWU)
  • David Abdullah - Former General Secretary of the OWTU and Political Leader of the MSJ
  • Gabrielle Henderson - Former CAFRA TT National Representative
  • Nirmala Chatar - Former CAFRA TT Secretary
  • Renelle White - CAFRA TT Youth Coordinator and Gender Advisor for The Silver Lining Foundation
  • Margaret Gill - Former CAFRA Regional Chairperson
  • Tributes 
  • Close and Thanks

Friday 6 November 2020, 10:30 am and 11:30 am 
IGDS Official Research Seminars

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Muhammad Saajid Hosein
MPhil in Interdisciplinary Gender Studies 
Muslim Men versus Muslim Masculinity: Interrogating Ideals of Muslim Masculinity Among Indo-Trinidadian Muslim men

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Renuka Anandjit
PhD in Interdisciplinary Gender Studies
Negotiations and Transformations: Charting Indo-Guyanese women’s political participation from 1946-2015

Friday 11 December 2020, 10:00 am 
IGDS Official Research Seminars

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Psyche Gonzales
MSc Candidate in Gender and Development Studies
Resisting the Myth of Erasure: Accounts of First Peoples Women in Arima



Panel/Public Presentations
Semester I

Provision/Technical Expertise

Monday 1 June 2020  |  
Caribbean Solidarity Network
“Caribbean feminist reflections: liberation & covid”
* Dr Gabrielle Hosein, Panelist

Sunday, August 30, 2020
The Faculty of Law & The Catholic Commission for Social Justice
Symposium "Understanding and Reconciling Race Relations in Trinidad and Tobago"  
* Professor Emeritus Rhoda Reddock, Keynote Speaker

Saturday 5 September 2020 |  5 PM
CIWiL -Bahamas National Chapter
"Girl Stop Making Excuses Are you Only Worth 13%"
Strategies to get more women on the ballot and elected to parliament
* Dr Gabrielle Hosein, Panelist

Saturday 12 September 2020 |  5 PM
CIWiL -Bahamas National Chapter
Women's Web Series - Session Three
“Overcoming The Road Blocks Faced By Women In Political Leadership”
* Dr Deborah McFee, Panelist

Thursday September 24, 2020 |  4:30 PM EST
Black Women Radicals
Digital Caribbean Feminisms
Caribbean Feminism Series
Dr Angelique Nixon, Panelist

Wednesday 7 October, 2020  |   4:00 PM (EST) / 3:00 PM (JA)
UN Women Caribbean 
Caribbean Women In Leadership - CIWiL
Regional Webinar
"Obligations. Obstacles. Opportunities: Pathways to Gender Equality in the Caribbean"
* Prof. Rhoda Reddock, Panelist

Monday 12 October, 2020 |  6–8 PM Trinidad (EST)
Caribbean Women In Leadership - CIWiL
Trinidad and Tobago National Chapter

Sip and Chat 
"Digesting the 2020 Budget" 
* Tricia Basdeo-Gobin, Panelist

20 October 2020 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
A/P/A Institute at NYU 
Queer/Feminist/Indigenous Approaches to Climate Crisis: From the Caribbean to the Pacific"
NYU Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality
Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, NYU Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies, NYU Center for the Study of Africa & the African Diaspora, NYU Institute of African American Affairs & Center for Black Visual Culture, and the Native Studies Forum.
* Dr Angelique Nixon, Panelist

22 October 2020  |  10:30 AM 
AWID Curated Conversations 
"Freeing Ourselves: Challenging Criminalization & Stigmas"
* Dr Angelique Nixon, Speaker 

24 October 2020 |  8:00 PM
TEDxPortofSpain "FEARLESS" 
* Dr Angelique Nixon, Speaker 

12 November 2020 
MenEngage Alliance for their 3rd Global Symposium
Ubuntu Symposium
* Dr Gabrielle Hosein, Member Symposium Advisory Committee
* Tricia Basdeo, Co-chair Programme’s Committee
* Tivia Collins, Member Programme’s Committee & Youth committee
* Dr Gabrielle Hosein, Panelist









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