Organizers of the annual Stephen Wayne Louis Memorial Lecture which took place over the weekend have deemed it a success.
The lecture which is in its 20th year, is one of the feature events marking Youth Month, aims to pass on Wayne Louis’s legacy and contributions to youth development in Saint Lucia.
Wayne Louis was the fifth president of the National Youth Council and a youth activist who passed away tragically in a vehicular accident in 1998.
Following his death, a foundation was set up to ensure that his values and beliefs would live on –one of the ways being through the annual lecture series.
The theme for the 2019 edition of the lecture was “Africa and her diaspora, remembering slavery and the transatlantic slave trade.” presented by Dr. Winston Phulgence, a lecturer in history at the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College.
According to Dr. Phulgence, the audience was very much engaged in the conversation to his surprise.
Organizers of the activity were excited by the response and have deemed the lecture a success.
The 20th edition of the lecture series was held at the Financial Administrative Centre at Point Seraphine.