The Citizenship panel follows the Gender Equality panel, and takes a slightly different format, encouraging full engagement of everyone in the room and avoiding (the perception of) hierarchy between panelists and audience. We will give a brief introduction to each panelist, facilitate a 30-minute discussion with panelists, then invite others in the room to contribute to the discussion for the remaining 50 minutes. The questions framing this discussion are:
- What does it mean to be a citizen?
- What are citizens' rights?
- What are citizens duties?
- How do we become active citizens?
Shawn-Gabrielle Gomez (UB Media/Journalism grad), Niambi Hall-Campbell (UB lecturer, Psychology), Knijah Knowles (Law) and Ava Turnquest (Journalist).
#WomenWednesdays highlights Bahamian women and our experiences in The Bahamas specific to our identities including gender, race, sexuality, age, and ability. Held once per month, the events will draw women together to have conversations that bring our individual lives into focus while connecting to family, community, and national narratives. #WomenWednesdays intentionally centers and prioritizes women and girls, and is open to the public through in-person events, livestreams, and social media activity. It is a collaborative effort of Equality Bahamas and the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas to create a safe space for knowledge-building, idea-sharing, critical dialogue, and movement-building.