live pon di riddim (panels, conferences, events)

Here are some photos from various events and symposiums that brought me to the riddim.

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“Goodas fi Dem” discussion at Institute of Jamaica on gender and sexuality in dancehall. (Photo feat. Stacious, me, Pamputtae)
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International Women’s Day 2019 keynote lecture at Mary Seacole Hall (UWI Mona)
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“Reggae Talk” with Protoje and Lila Ike (February 2019, UWI, Mona)
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“Innovative Management: A Creative’s Core Team,” February Instagram Live event for Indiggo Conference in Kingston, Jamaica (Carleene Samuels, me, Sean Castle, Jamila Pinto, Tara Playfair
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Kingston Creative panel on Jamaican Literature. (Photo’ed with amazing Jamaican book bloggers @rebelwomenlit & @ifthisisparadise)
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Spice shared this pic from the “All Angles” television panel discussion on her poignant song “Black Hypocrisy” (Riddim Writer at center, October 2019)
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Moderating the “Women in Music: The Jamaica Case” for Reggae Sumfest Symposium, July 2019. Panelists included Coleen Douglas, Cherine Anderson, Claudette Kemp, and Nadine Sutherland.

Below is a short-list of some of my recent and upcoming events.

  • July 2019 – “Women in Music: The Jamaica Case,” Reggae Sumfest Symposium, UWI, Mona, Jamaica.
  • June 2019 – 11th Annual Maroon Conference, Charlestown, Portland, Jamaica.
  • June 2019 – International Autobiography Association invited to present for emerging scholars.
  • April 2019 – Kingston Creative, Panelist on Jamaican writing, Kingston, Jamaica.
  • March 2019 – International Women’s Day invited to deliver Keynote Lecture, Mary Seacole Hall, UWI, Mona, Jamaica.
  • February 2019 – “Goodas fi Dem” reggae month panel on women in dancehall, Institute of Jamaica, Kingston, Jamaica.
  • December 2018 – Caribbean Digital Conference, Port of Spain, Trinidad.
  • October 2018 – West Indian Literature Conference, Miami, Florida, USA.
  • June 2018 – Calabash International Literary Festival, Treasure Beach, Jamaica.
  • April 2018 – Pop Music Conference, Museum of Popular Culture, Seattle, USA.
  • April 2018 – “From Black Power to Black Panther to Afro-Furturism: A Critical Review of the Movie”, UWI, Mona, Jamaica.
  • March 2018 – “Future Sounds: Talking Reggae with Lila Ike, Koffee, Gussie Clarke, and Kevy the Artist”, Reggae Talks, UWI, Mona, Jamaica.
  • March 2018 – “So Many Islands”, Book Launch, Bookophilia, Kingston, Jamaica.
  • November 2017- Imagine Kingston Conference, UWI, Mona, Jamaica.
  • October 2017- West Indian Literature Conference, Port of Spain, Trinidad.
  • June 2017 – The 9th Annual International Maroon Conference, Charles Town, Jamaica.
  • February 2017- Global Reggae Conference: Dancehall, Music and the City, UWI, Mona, Jamaica
  • January 2017- Beyond Homophobia: Centring LGBT Experiences in the Caribbean, UWI, Mona, Jamaica
  • October 2016- West Indian Literature Conference, Montego Bay, Jamaica
  • June 2016- The 8th Annual International Maroon Conference, Charles Town, Jamaica
  • June 2016- Caribbean Studies Association (CSA) annual conference, Port-au-Prince, Haiti
  • March 2016- Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) annual conference, Connecticut, USA