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The Art of the Possible

For Release Upon Receipt - March 9, 2010

St. Augustine

UWI IGDS hosts Special Lunchtime Seminar for International Women’s Day 2010

In celebration of International Women’s Day, which is on Monday 8th March, 2010, The University of the West Indies (UWI) Institute of Gender and Development Studies (IGDS) will host a special Lunchtime Seminar, titled “From One to Many: Techno-Politics, Revolution and the Art of the Possible,” on Thursday 11th March, 2010 at the Centre for Language Learning (CLL) Main Auditorium, UWI St Augustine from noon to 2 p.m.

Dr Alexis De Veaux, from the Department of Global Gender Studies in the State Universities at New York (SUNY) at Buffalo, will deliver the feature presentation, themed “Audre Lorde and the Longing for Home(land)”. Dr De Veaux is also expected to sign copies of her book, “Warrior Poet: A Biography of Audre Lorde”.


The IGDS Seminar programme includes a digital montage on International Women’s Day, and a session moderated by Dr. Gabrielle Jamela Hosein, titled “A Revolution is a Way of Life.” Participants will also view a presentation by Sunitha Krishnan, titled “Impassioned by Silence: Where do I Begin?” from a TED Lecture delivered in November 2009. Dr. Piya Pangsapa Head of the IGDS will field audience feedback in a Question & Answer immediately following. For more information, please contact the UWI Institute of Gender and Development Studies at (868) 662 2002 Ext. 3549 or For the latest UWI News, click

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Over the last six decades, The University of the West Indies (UWI) has evolved from a fledgling college in Jamaica with 33 students to a full-fledged University with over 40,000 students. Today, UWI is the largest and most longstanding higher education provider in the English-speaking Caribbean, with main campuses in Barbados, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago, and Centres in Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, The Bahamas, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St Christopher (St Kitts) & Nevis, St Lucia, and St Vincent & the Grenadines. UWI recently launched its Open Campus, a virtual campus with over 50 physical site locations across the region, serving over 20 countries in the English-speaking Caribbean. UWI is an international university with faculty and students from over 40 countries and collaborative links with over 60 universities around the world. Through its seven Faculties, UWI offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree options in Engineering, Humanities & Education, Law, Medical Sciences, Pure & Applied Sciences, Science and Agriculture, and Social Sciences.