Thursday June 20
6:00 pm: Opening Reception at Goblin Hill Villas
Welcome from Charles Town Maroon Acting Colonel Marcia "Kim" Douglas
Performance by Charles Town Drummers and Dancers
Friday June 21
12:00-12:15: Introduction and Libations
12:15pm - 1:15pm PANEL I - Researching Maroons
“Anarchival Research and the Jamaican Maroons”
Dr. Frances R. Botkin, English, Towson University
Dr. Paul Youngquist, English, University of Colorado Boulder
"Mediated Whiteness: Writings about Maroons in Planter Histories”
Dr. Vidhya Swaminathan, English, Long Island University, Brooklyn
"Nativeness and Indigeneity in the Rio Grande Valley: Marronage and Questions of Human and Nonhuman Belonging"
John Favini, PhD Candidate, Anthropology, University of Virginia
Lunch: 1:15pm - 2:00pm
2:00pm - 3:15pm PANEL II - Maroon Insurgents and Peacekeepers
"Insurgents and Peacekeepers: Jamaican Maroons in the Eighteenth-Century British Empire"
Dr. Kathleen Wilson, Distinguished Professor, History, SUNY
"Maroon Pasts and Presents in Robert Wedderburns's The Axe Laid to the Root (1817)"
Dr. Shelby Johnson, English, Florida Atlantic University
"Tribes Within a State: The Jamaican Maroons and Afro-Indigenous Resistance"
Lucayo Casillas, Senior Fellow, Dartmouth College
"Masterless Communities of Early Hispaniola: The Rupture of the Enriquillo and Sebastian Lemba Alliance"
Dr. Ana Ozuna, Black Studies/Latin American Studies, Hostos Community College
PANEL III: 3:30pm - 4:45pm Maroons and Cultural Memory
"Cultural Authority and the Transmission of Jamaican Maroon Music Traditions"
Tracey Mia Stewart, Pre-Doctoral Fellow, Carter G. Woodson Institute for African American and African Studies, University of Virginia
"Intercultural Relationships Between the Anisnawbe of Canada and the Maroons: Claiming Our Ancestors"
Ms. Anne Solomon, Independent Scholar
"Commemorating Maroon Resilience in Kei Miller’s Place Name Poems”
Dr. Rebecca Schneider, English, University of Colorado Boulder
"The Lesser Known Maroons in Art"
5:00pm: The Creatives
"Sound Balm Yaad: Life's Synchronicity, a Wellness Oath to Peace"
Granman AkinSanya, Charles Town
"Sonic Uprising: Making a Living Record"
Gavsborg/Gavin Blair, Musician
Riddim Rider/Dr. Isis Semaj-Hall, Literatures in English, University of the West Indies, Mona
Sundown Bun Fyah: Music and Drumming by the River
Saturday June 22
PANEL IV: 12:00noon - 1:15pm Environmental Rights, Indigenous Peoples, and Peace
"Protected Areas, Indigenous Communities, Hegemonic Subjugation, and Environmental Conservation: Regarding Marginalisation, Livelihoods, and Peace in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa"
Dr. Innocent Moyo, Geography & Environmental Studies, University of Zululand, South Africa
"Evaluating the Co-Management Plan of the Okhahlamba-Drakensberg National Park in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa"
Hlengiwe Cele, MPhil Candidate, Geography & Environmental Studies, University of Zululand, South Africa
"Environmental Governance and the Paradoxes of Maroon Geographies of Peace"
Alex Moulton, PhD Candidate, Clark University and University of the West Indies, Mona
"Wildlife Conservation and Indigenous Peoples in the Blue and John Crow Mountains National Park and World Heritage Site: The Jamaican Hutia Study"
Orlando Robinson, MSc, JCDT
Lunch: 1:15pm - 2:00pm
PANEL V: 2:00pm - 3:00pm Critiques of Justice: Imagining Local Alternatives
"Incarceration and Education"
Dr. Elyshia D. Aseltine, Sociology, Anthropology & Criminal Justice, Towson University
"Gender and Justice"
Dr. Emily I. Troshynski, Criminal Justice, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Sankofa Juba, Community Activist, Cultural Architect & Edu-Cultural Coach
Panel VI: 3:15pm - 4:15pm Human Rights and Freedoms
"Emoluments are People, Too: Profits and Losses in the Colonial Slave Trade"
Dr. Rebecca Shapiro, English, New York City College of Technology
"Enslaved People, the Empire, and the Law in Early Nineteenth-Century Jamaica"
Michael J. Becker, PhD Candidate, History, Duke University
"The Right to Spiritual and Cultural Damages to Redress Injustice to Indigenous Peoples"
Dr. Marcus Goffe, Attorney-at-Law
4:30: Afrocentric Fashion Show by Ayawear
6:00: Presenter Banquet
Ancestor Quao Victory Day Celebrations
9:00 am – 9:10 am Entrance Procession & Greeting of Ancestors
9:10 am – 9:20 am Call to the Sacred Directions Velva 'Akosua Kasabiana' Lawrence
Robert 'Kalaan Nibonrix' Pairman
9:20 am – 9:30 am Yoruba Libation Babalawo Oluwole A. Ifakunle
Ile Omo Ope
New York, USA
9:30 am – 9:50 am Who is Ancestor Quao? Okomfo Afua Fofie
Akan Libation Sankofie
9:50 am – 9:55 am Quao Warrior Songs Charles Town Drummers & Singers
9:55am – 10:10 am Akwaaba Actg Col. Marcia Douglas
Charles Town Maroons
Mr. Richard Lumsden CTMC&F Planning Committee
10:10 am – 10:05 am Greetings Gaa'maa Gloria 'Mau Mau G' Simms
10:05 am – 11:00 am Greetings & Presentations Maroon Colonels
Moore Town, Scots Hall
11:00 am – 11:10 am Quao Skit School
11:10 am – 11:25 am Presentation
11:25 am – 11:40 am Quao's Victory Jamokia Rose
11:40 am – 12:00 am Guest Speaker Hon. Olivia Grange
Minister of Culture Gender Entertainment
12::00 am - 12:40 pm Maypole Cascade Primary School
12:40 pm – 1:00 pm Drumming & Egungun mask Charles Town, Moore Town, Scots Hall
Accompong, Flagstaff Drummers
1::00 pm – 2:30 pm LUNCH
2:30 pm – 2:40 pm Charles Town Junior Dancers & Drummers
2:40 pm – 3:00 pm Messages from our Sponsors
3:00 pm - 3:10 pm Message Ambassador Janet Omoleegho Olisa,
Nigerian High Commissioner
3:10 pm – 3:20 pm Performance Captain Padam Douglas and Moustafa Reds
3:20 pm – 3:35 pm Speaker Minister Horace Chang (already invited)
Ministry of National Security
3:35pm – 3:50 pm Capoeira Demonstration Capoeira Cativeiro Jamaica
3:50 pm – 4:05 pm Performance Fresh Performer ???????
4:05 pm – 4:20 pm Speaker Hon. Dr. Alvin Curling (follow up with Flavius)
4:35 pm – 4:50 pm Presentation Rastafari Indigenous Village
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Reggae Tribute ???????????????
The Invisible Warrior
He came from Ghana in Africa
Male child born on a Thursday
During the early period of the trade in enslaved Africans
The signing of a Peace Treaty between the Maroons and the British in 1739
No. They joined together and fought the British
1728 – 1739/40
Twi is the language of the Akan people