Belize September Lecture 2020
The Belize September Lecture is a yearly event that has been co-organized and supported by the Belize History Association, the National Celebration’s Committee, and the Institute for Social and Cultural Research of the National Institute of Culture and History. The goal of the lecture is to bring pioneering research ideas and findings on Belize’s history to the forefront.
This year’s topic is independence and decolonization. The purpose of the topic is to highlight the relationship between independence and decolonization, as a theoretical approach, philosophy, and practice. Panelists are asked to contribute to the discourse by historicizing and contextualizing the actions, events, outcomes, and processes of independence and decolonization in selected areas.
1. Ifáṣínà Efunyemi: The Relevance of Decolonization
2. Jordan Craig: Internationalization as Decolonization Praxis: Independence and Beyond
3. Delmer Tzib: Why Decolonize Education?
4. Filiberto Penados: Decolonization and Indigenous Peoples
Moderator: Mr. Rene Villanueva
The lecture was streamed live on the Belize History Association Facebook Page. It is available on-demand on YouTube:
We are thankful to the Institute of Social and Cultural Research of the National Institute of Culture and History, the National Celebrations Committee, The University of Belize, the Belize Archives and Records Service, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Belize National Library Service and Information System for their support. We are especially thankful to LoveFM for broadcasting this event.