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Johnson to deliver Bishop Gibson Lecture

Sunday, April 13, 2014    

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Ambassador Anthony Johnson will deliver the annual Bishop Gibson Lecture, one of the highpoints of Kingston College's Founders Week now being celebrated.

Johnson, a Kingston College Old Boy who served as Jamaica's Ambassador to the United States and High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, will speak on the city of Kingston as a great centre of learning, government, sports, culture and workers' rights.

The lecture will be delivered at Kingston College's St Augustine's Chapel, North Street, on Wednesday, April 16, beginning at 5:30.

A day before, there will be a Reparations Lecture at the same venue. That event will be a collaborative effort between the University of the West Indies and Kingston College and will see Professor Hilary Beckles speaking on the subject 'Reparation justice for the enslavement of black people and the genocide of natives in the Caribbean'.

Professor Beckles is Pro Vice Chancellor and Principal of the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill campus in Barbados and Chairman of the Caricom Caribbean Reparations Commission.

The reparations lecture runs from 9:30 to 11:30 am.

Another highlight of the week will be a church service on Wednesday morning beginning at 8 o'clock, at the St Michael's Anglican Church, Victoria Avenue in Kingston.

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