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Learning from Lock-Up: People and Prison

For Release Upon Receipt - February 26, 2018

St. Augustine

The Faculty of Social Sciences (FSS) at The University of the West Indies (UWI) St. Augustine will host a series called FSS Research Café starting on March 01, 2018 from 3pm – 4.30pm at the FSS Lounge. The Café which is free and open to the public provides an informal setting for substantive exchange among researchers, community stakeholders, representatives of the private and public sectors and NGOs on topics of current national, regional and international importance.

The focus of the first café will be “Learning from Lock-Up: People and Prison" and will feature presentations from a panel of experts, including Dr Karene Nathaniel-DeCaires who will speak on the topic “Granny-Care and Caregiving for Children with Incarcerated Parents". Also on the agenda is a Spoken Word presentation from Writer/Poet, Samantha Thornhill.

The café aims to highlight community experiences in addition to skills and knowledge of an interdisciplinary panel.

RSVPs are required before February 28. For more information or to RSVP, call 662-2002 Ext: 85279, 83849 or email or   




About The UWI

Since its inception in 1948, The University of the West Indies (UWI) has evolved from a fledgling college in Jamaica with 33 students to a full-fledged, regional University with well over 40,000 students. Today, The UWI is the largest, most longstanding higher education provider in the Commonwealth Caribbean, with four campuses in Barbados, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, and the Open Campus. The UWI has faculty and students from more than 40 countries and collaborative links with 160 universities globally; it offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree options in Food & Agriculture, Engineering, Humanities & Education, Law, Medical Sciences, Science and Technology, Social Sciences and Sport. The UWI’s seven priority focal areas are linked closely to the priorities identified by CARICOM and take into account such over-arching areas of concern to the region as environmental issues, health and wellness, gender equity and the critical importance of innovation. Website:


(Please note that the proper name of the university is The University of the West Indies, inclusive of the “The”, hence The UWI.)