Daily Archives: August 22, 2017

Guyana Speaks! – 3rd September. 2017 – 28 Upper Tooting Road. London

Guyana Speaks! – Sunday, 3rd September. 2017

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The next Guyana Speaks! event will take place on Sunday, 3rd September at The Classic, 28 Upper Tooting Road, London SW17 7PG (corner of Fircroft Road); nearest tube, Tooting Bec.  Doors will open at the slightly earlier time of 13:30, with a start time of 14:15.

The proceedings will be a kicked off with a poem by a young Guyanese writer, Rebecca Lawrence.  The presentations that follow will pivot around the architecture and buildings of Georgetown with lots of visuals from the speakers: Blaise WestmaasCompton Davis and Wayne McWatt.  Dr Michelle Asantewa will offer a brief update on the recently concluded Diaspora Engagement Conference held in Georgetown (23rd – 28th July 2017).  This will all be followed by audience questions, refreshments and lime.      Continue reading

What’s one secret to longevity? – by psychologist Susan Pinker – TED Video

Susan Pinker

What’s one secret to longevity? –  Susan Pinker – TED Video

What’s one secret to longevity? According to psychologist Susan Pinker, it’s not a sunny disposition or a low-fat, gluten-free diet — in fact, by studying communities where people live longest, it turns out that close personal relationships and face-to-face interactions matter most. Learn more about what it takes to live to 100 and beyond. Watch »

The Whole Point of Confederate Monuments is to Celebrate White Supremacy – Karen L. Cox

The Whole Point of Confederate Monuments is to Celebrate White Supremacy

Karen L. Cox | The Washington Post

The rally by white nationalists to defend the Robert E. Lee monument in Charlottesville last weekend, and the destruction of a monument to Confederate soldiers in Durham, N.C., two days later, have stoked the ongoing debate over these statues.

President Trump suggested Tuesday that the torchlight rally by neo-Nazis and other white supremacists was merely a defense of the past: “So this week it’s Robert E. Lee. I noticed that Stonewall Jackson is coming down. I wonder, is it George Washington next week? And is it Thomas Jefferson the week after? You know, you really do have to ask yourself, where does it stop?”    Continue reading

Canada-Guyana Outreach Mission – 2017 Medical Visit to Guyana – Donations Requested

Canada-Guyana Outreach Mission… Letter from:

  • Yvonne Joseph Triesman, President
  • Canada-Guyana Outreach Mission

Dear Family & Friends:

Award from the Guyana Cultural Association of New York

Members of CanGO are very pleased and honored to be the recipient of an award from the Guyana Cultural Association of New York in recognition of our community service in Guyana.  We are very appreciative for the acknowledgement of our work with the Indigenous Peoples of Guyana.  A few members of CanGO will be traveling to New York at the end of August 2017, where I will accept the award on behalf of CanGO.

In early October, members of the CanGO team will again travel to Guyana to provide free health care to the Indigenous Peoples in Regions 1 (Santa Rosa, Waramuri, Karaburi, and Manawarin) and 2 (Charity, Kabakaburi, St. Monica, Karawab and Waracabra) of the country.  This will be a two-week mission.    Continue reading

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