On Friday, May 25, the Women’s Centre of Jamaica Foundation (WCJF) held the first-part of their three-part lecture series at the University of the West Indies (Mona Campus). The lecture focused on the children of adolescent mothers, and their childhood experience. Panelists included:
Shawna Jackson – Educator, WCJF Kingston Centre
Bishop Antonio Mitchell – Pastor at John’s Hall New Testament Church of God, St. James
JudyAnn Scott – Acting Centre Manager of Montego Bay Centre
Michael Maragh – Principal finance officer at the Ministry of Health, and minister at the Power of Faith Ministry International
Trishanna Williamson – Administrative Secretary, Electoral Commission of Jamaica
Rohan Vasselle- Deputy Mayor, Portland Municipal Corporation
Vanessa Silvera Writer/Producer/Presenter- JIS Radio Department
Dr. Dalea Bean (Lecturer at UWI’s Institute of Gender and Development Studies) moderated the lecture, Beverly Martin-Berry (WCJF Director of Field Operations) conducted MC duties, and greetings were made by Dr. Zoe Simpson (WCJF Executive Director), and the Honourable Olivia Grange (Minister, Ministry of Culture Gender, Entertainment and Sport).
The lecture was streamed live. Click here to rewatch Adolescent Pregnancy: Voices of Offspring.