Third International Maroon Conference

Event Date(s): 22/06/2011 - 25/06/2011

Location: Charles Town, Portland, Jamaica

The third International Maroon Conference will take place from 22nd-25th June, 2011, in Charles Town, Portland, Jamaica.With its theme "The Return," this conference strives to revisit the roots of Maroon values and practices, considering the ways they have endured, transformed and resonated in the Caribbean, Canada, South America, Europe, the United States and Africa. Offering a unique combination of scholarly panels and cultural events, the third International Maroon Conference aims to increase awareness of Maroon contributions to contemporary societies, bringing together descendents of Maroons with scholars interested in Maroon heritage and indigenous cultures.

The conference cultural events and entertainment will commemorate the Annual Quao Victory Day (June 23), and they are part of a larger effort to develop strategies for sustainable development and wealth creation in Maroon communities.

Open to: | General Public | Staff | Student | Alumni |