Book of the Week – Nelson Mandela – The Struggle Is My Life

Nelson Mandela – The Struggle is my Life

Nelson Mandela was born in Transkei, South Africa, on July 18, 1918.  He joined the African National Congress in 1944 and was engaged in resistance against the ruling National Party’s apartheid policies after 1948.  He was incarcerated at Robben Island prison from 1964 to 1982 and then moved to Pollsmoor Prison, during which time his reputation as a potent symbol of resistance to apartheid grew steadily.  Released from prison in 1990, Mandela received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993 and was inaugurated as the first democratically elected president of South Africa in 1994.

This book, The Struggle is My Life, contains Nelson Mandela’s speeches and political writings from his days as a leader of the African National Congress Youth League in 1944 until his release from prison in 1990.

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, check our website, call 822-1054 or email us atinfo@gpcbelize.com!

 

The Embassy of Mexico
in collaboration with the Department of Culture of Quintana Roo
and the George Price Centre
present:

“Punto y Croma”

Punta y Croma

Exhibition on display until March 9, 2012

 

General History of the Caribbean
Volumes 1-6
UNESCO Publishing

This six-volume UNESCO History of the Caribbean attempts to integrate the historical experience of its peoples and societies from the earliest times to the present. The region it surveys includes the coasts lapped by the Caribbean Sea wherever an historical explanation of activities of the societies in the islands compel an extension of the boundary to the south or west. The work provides a comprehensive history of the Caribbean, centred on its people and its landscape, written as much as was possible by the Caribbean historians. It gives an account of what was common to all as well as what was peculiar to some, and affirms the cultural identity of the region.

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, check our website, call 822-1054 or email us atinfo@gpcbelize.com!

 


The Belmopan International Women’s Group will be holding its second Annual Variety Show on Friday, February 24. The show will start a 7.00 p.m. sharp.

Watch familiar faces of Belmopan as you have never seen them before: singing, dancing, acting, reciting poetry, and more.  The night will highlight the large diversity of people that now call Belmopan their home, with performers from many different countries, continents and ethnic groups.

Come and enjoy this fun night out! Tickets are available from Corker’s Restaurant or from members of the Belmopan International Women’s Group Executive Committee. They are priced at $20.00 and will include a small snack. Drinks are for sale on the night.

For more information call Simone Hunt on tel.666-0237

 

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. Organized around ten selected themes, the book recognizes the contributions of Freedom Fighters, Politicians, Visionaries and Intellectuals, Writers and Performers, Artists, Musicians and Sports people from the English, French and Spanish-speaking islands of the Caribbean.

The book is written in a clear and accessible style and the text is enhanced by the inclusion of portraits and other photographs that will help put faces to what were previously, only names for many readers. A selected bibliography is also included to guide readers who will undoubtedly wish to learn more about their respective heroes.

This introductory biography is intended not only to inform and educate, but to inspire the young people of the region with positive role models seen through the lives, achievements, brilliance, and resilience of these ‘Makers of the Caribbean’.

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, check our website, call 822-1054 or email us atinfo@gpcbelize.com!

 

The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation is an international organization founded upon the powerful belief in kindness and dedicated to providing resources and tools that encourage acts of kindness.  The Centre totally subscribes to the RAK Foundation’s belief and is joining in encouraging people to take part in the “Random Acts of Kindness-Week” which will be celebrated February 13 to 19.

Each day of the RAK-Week, the Centre will post a suggestion for “Kindness of the Day” on its website (www.gpcbelize.com), its FaceBook page (The George Price Centre for Peace and Development) and through the media.

We encourage you to read the suggested RAKs and make it your goal for the day to act on it.  Share your experiences via e-mail at info@gpcbelize.com or via our FaceBook page.

“Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the and the blind can see”
(Mark Twain)

To find out more about the RAK movement, visit the RAK Foundation’s website.

 

On Thursday, February 16 at 7.00 p.m. the Belize Cancer Society -Belmopan Branch- is hosting its 14th Annual General Meeting and Information Evening at the Centre. The agenda includes guest speaker Ms. Dellone Pascascio from the Belize Cancer Center; special attendance by Dr. Elsworth Grant and a cancer survivor’s testimonial.

All are invited to join.

” We need you today… you may need us tomorrow “

 

The City of Belmopan and the Project Implementation Unit (PIU) of the Belize Municipal Development Project (BMDP) are co-hosting a Public Forum on the Belize Municipal Development Project on Wednesday, February 15 at the George Price Centre for Peace and Development commencing at 7:00 p.m.

The Project Implementation Unit will be making presentations on the projects for Belmopan. The public will be able to participate in the Question and Answer session as well as those at home (the event will be aired live) will be able to call in during the same session.

The Belmopan City Council and the Project Implementation Unit of the BMDP 
look forward to you participating in this informative and interactive forum!

 

A Black Way of Seeing
From “Liberty” to Freedom
by Paul Robeson, Jr.

In the tradition of James Baldwin’s “Notes of a Native Son”, Robeson’s “A Black Way of Seeing” melds history and analysis in a sweeping panorama of the present moment as we know it to be—scathing in its understanding of why Black empowerment has failed and prescient in its articulation of what it will take for Black Americans to be agents of change for the country as a whole.

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, check our website, call 822-1054 or email us atinfo@gpcbelize.com!

 

Belize Bible Center and the Child Development Foundation are pleased to announce a training opportunity for women who are involved in counseling other women.  Surrendering the Secret: Helping women who have experienced abortion find healing.

February 6, 7, and 8 from 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
at The George Price Centre for Peace and Development
BZD5.00 per participant, includes materials

The training will be presented by Mrs. Dana Richards and Ms. Constance Oslund from the Care Clinic Pregnancy Center in Marquette, Michigan, USA.  Mrs. Richards and Ms. Oslund are trained and certified counselors with the Life Impact Network.  You must register in advance to participate in this training.  Call Jadine at 623-7191 for more information or to register.  Also check out the website: http://www.surrenderingthesecret.com

 

The Centre is preparing for RAK -Random Acts of Kindness- Week which will be celebrated February 13 to 19.

 

Last year, thousands of people around the world celebrated Random Acts of Kindness Week by committing to a challenge to do a daily act of kindness for seven days during RAK Week.  Let us know your ideas for a “Random Act of Kindness” for the day. Call us at 822-1054 or send us an e-mail at info@gpcbelize.com

To find out more about the RAK movement and the upcoming RAK week, visit the RAK Foundation’s website.

 

In February 1926, historian Carter G. Woodson, the son of former slaves, initiated Negro History Week to encourage African Americans to study their own history. Fifty years later, as the United States celebrated its bicentennial in 1976, President Gerald Ford designated February as Black History Month. Since then, Americans of all races have explored the history and contributions of African Americans during the month of February. In 2012, the theme of Black History Month is Black Women in American Culture and History.

Akeelah and the BeeIn celebration of Black History Month and as the first of its monthly themed events, the U.S. Embassy is hosting Movie Day.  On March 8, about 60 primary school students will view the movie “Akeelah and the Bee”. In addition, Black History Month posters will be displayed at The George Price Centre for Peace and Development throughout the month of February.

 

The Fatal Shore
by Robert Hughes

In1787, the twenty-eight year of the reign of King George III, the British Government sent a fleet to colonize Australia… “An extraordinary, vivid yet authentic account of the birthpangs of a Nation.” (Philip Ziegler)

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, check our website, call 822-1054 or email us atinfo@gpcbelize.com!

 

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