The University of the West Indies (UWI) Open Campus Dominica, in association with Optical Services Ltd., will host the Ninth Annual UWI Open Campus Dominica Bernard A. Sorhaindo Memorial Lecture on Thursday, August 11, 2016 commencing at 7:00 p.m. at the Fort Young Hotel Conference Room.
The Lecture will be presented by Professor Julie Meeks, Deputy Principal of UWI Open Campus. Professor Meeks will speak on the topic: “Child’s Rights and Wrongs: Sharing with Dominica.” She will highlight that research in many Caribbean countries has revealed that exposure to violence and abuse as well as living in poverty are some of the main areas of concern for the region’s children. She will also explore Dominica’s case and its response to the needs of its children.
This lecture series is named after Dr. Bernard Sorhaindo, Dominica’s first graduate of The UWI and one of the country’s most celebrated medical doctors. Dr. Sorhaindo was an advocate for the availability of proper health care facilities and personnel in order to improve the quality of life of Dominicans.
The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will provide an opportunity for guests to listen to the speaker present for about 40 minutes. Following the presentation, guests will be able to interact and to generate meaningful discussions about the influence of the topic on Dominica and the Caribbean region.