Book of the Week: Rosa Parks (Douglas Brinkley)

Rosa Parks
By Douglas Brinkley

Most Americans know her only as the seamstress who refused to give up her seat to a white man on a Montgomery, Alabama, bus. Her quiet act of defiance is often considered the beginning of the modern civil rights movement, but historian Douglas Brinkley reminds us that it was neither the beginning nor the end of Rosa Parks’s quest for justice.

The Centre’s library opens daily from 8.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. Sign up as a Friend of the Centre to become a lending member. For more information, call 822-1054 or email us at info@gpcbelize.com!


Makers of the Caribbean
By James Ferguson

Makers of the Caribbean introduces young readers to the lives, ideas, exploits and achievements of a selection of personalities who in their individual styles have helped to “make” the Caribbean we know today.

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We extend an invitation to the Friends of the Centre and the entire Belmopan Community to join us on Wednesday, September 22nd at 9:00 a.m. for a formal welcome time for Cisco and Kathryn Fernandez.

Cisco is a Peace Corps volunteer who has been working since June with the Centre’s Conflict Resolution Programme, but would like to take this time to introduce himself to the Friends of the Centre and the Belmopan Community.  His wife Kathryn, also a Peace Corps volunteer, works at the Our Lady of Guadalupe Primary School and has been spending a good deal of time assisting with the Centre’s programme as well. This time will be dedicated not only to their introduction and descriptions of their respective assignments here in Belize, but also to explain the overall goals of Peace Corps.

Please join us as we welcome Cisco and Kathryn into our community!


The Global Citizen’s Handbook
Facing our World’s Crises and Challenges
Published by Collins

An amazing resource with the hard facts you need to know about the critical issues of our time and the consequences of inaction. The book includes issues such as AIDS, poverty, migration, CO2 emissions and population pressures presented in clear maps, graphs and photographs. It provides key social development indicators, including economic growth, life expectancy, infant mortality, safe water and poverty.

The Centre’s library opens daily from 8.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. Sign up as a Friend of the Centre to become a lending member. For more information, call 822-1054 or email us at info@gpcbelize.com!

 


The Spanish Department of the University of Belize has been organizing a Movie Club since 2003. This year, the Centre’s Audio-Visual Room will be their new venue. The objective of the Movie Club is to create a space for everyone to enjoy films and to exchange ideas, thoughts and opinions on the varied topics of the movies. This semester, the students enrolled in the Advanced Spanish class in cooperation with Marisol Torres (an M.A. Mexican student) will be hosting the movies.

Date/Time: Mondays and Wednesdays from 2 to 4 p.m. (see full schedule below)

Venue: The George Price Centre for Peace and Development

Contacts: Jhon E. Flórez (UB – 6684900 / jflores@ub.edu.bz) or Marisol Torres (UB – hebeargentina@hotmail.com) or Elsie Alpuche (The George Price Centre – 822-1054 / info@gpcbelize.com)

SEPTEMBER SCHEDULE

September 8: “Sin Nombre”

September 13: “Visa”

September 15: “Balun Canan”

September 27: Balun Canan”

September 29: “Que Tan Lejos”

Over 40 Participants completed a Conflict Management Training which took place in Belize City and Belmopan at the end of August. The training was organized by the US State Department and the US Embassy in Belmopan in collaboration with SJC, The George Price Centre for Peace and Development and BNE Trust.

This training, facilitated by Jennifer Batton, Director of the Global Issues Resource Center and Library at Cuyahoga Community College in Ohio marked the start of a series of training and collaboration between educators, school counselors, youth workers, and members of the NGO community working with one common goal in mind: helping people, young and old, to manage conflict constructively.

 


Participants from the NGO Community.



Participants from the Educational Sector.




The Dream
Martin Luther King, Jr. and the speech that inspired a Nation
by Drew D. Hansen

In August 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. electrified a Nation when he delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. In this book, author Hansen opens with an enthralling account of that day and then examines the speech on several levels: as a political treatise, a work of poetry and as a masterfully delivered sermon bursting with Biblical language and imagery.

The Centre’s library opens daily from 8.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. Sign up as a Friend of the Centre to become a lending member. For more information, call 822-1054 or email us at info@gpcbelize.com!


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