The African Heritage Cultural Arts Center cordially invites South Floridians to their production of George C. Wolfe’s The Colored Museum. This satire play will run from October 3-October 14, 2018 at the Joseph Caleb Auditorium, 5400 NW 22nd Avenue Miami, FL 33142.The DirectorDirected by Miami native and FAMU alumni Jamel Booth, this play expounds on prominent themes and identities in the African American culture. Displayed in a fictional museum, 11 exhibits are performed as one-person plays or monologues to discuss themes such as, racism, stereotypes, segregation, slavery, and intra-community conflicts in black culture. Overwhelming critical acclaim The Colored Museum received overwhelming critical praise for its provocative subject matter and in-depth exploration of the African-American theatrical and cultural past. It has been performed in New Jersey, New York, and London, most famously at the Royal Court Theater.The playwright George Costello Wolfe is an African-American playwright and stage/film director best known for directing Angels in America: Millennium Approaches, as well as the musical, Bring in ‘da Noise/Bring in ‘da Funk. He won Tony awards for his direction of each and served as Artistic Director of The Public Theater in New York from 1993 to 2004.The AHCAC A premier arts training institution in Liberty City, the AHCAC is nationally-recognized for developing hundreds of outstanding artists in all arts disciplines for nearly thirty-four years. Known as the artistic home of alumnus Tarell Alvin McCraney, co-creator of the award-winning movie, Moonlight, the Center’s other distinguished alumni include Robert Battle, Artistic Director of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater; Bianca Brewton, dancer (Janet Jackson and Beyoncé); Shareef Clayton, a Grammy-nominated Jazz trumpeter (Arturo Sandoval and Stevie Wonder); and tap dancer Marshall Davis, Jr., associate choreographer of the Tony-nominated play, Shuffle Along. Ticket information:– The opening night reception will be on October 5, 2018 and will feature light hors d’oeuvre, beverages and a Meet and Greet with the cast. To have questions answered or need special consideration, please contact the Theater Director, Jazmin Jones-Oliver at 305-638-6771 or email: [email protected]
The Office of Climate Change (OCC) continues to implement and execute projects articulated in the Low Carbon Development Strategy (LCDS), mainly since these are tied to the bilateral agreement between the Government of Guyana and the Kingdom of Norway.Head of the OCC, Janelle Christian, speaking recently on the advancement of several of these projects said: “the whole thing is what is good for Guyana, what is good for the country and how we manage our resources, how do we address the gaps in governance and other legislative and policy areas.”Head- Office of Climate Change, Janelle ChristianShe noted the Office is building on all the work conducted over the years under the LCDS while ensuring that development is approached across all sectors along a low emissions path, as stipulated in the Green State Development Strategy (GSDS).The OCC is ramping up all the work started under the LCDS with the focus on Guyana emerging into a truly ‘green state’.Christian informed that the Project Management Office, which leads the process with respect to identification and elaboration of proposals for submission to the Guyana REDD+ Investment Fund (GRIF) Steering Committee, would have successfully, in 2017, received approval for the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Hinterland Connectivity Project.The Office has also advanced the process of the National Opt-in Mechanism, successfully completing consultancy in 2017, which has led to the development of a framework document.“We are looking to continue that initiative in terms of having more country-wide engagement with communities and also seek to do some piloting,” Christian said.Another priority of the LCDS which has progressed is the recently launched Sustainable Land Development Project which deals with land use planning and governance, Christian highlighted.The OCC with support from its partners has conducted work in the Upper Takutu/Upper Essequibo Region (Region Nine) in the area of water resource management.A pilot project is being financed under the Japan-Caribbean Climate Change Partnership (JCCP).According to the OCC Head, “we are going to be undertaking the assessment, the Ground Water Hydrology Assessment to have a better understanding of water resources in that area and then come up with the best solution to address the scarcity that the communities experience there”.Information and data coming out of that pilot project will then inform a larger programme.Christian alluded to several other important projects coming out from the LCDS, which fall under the Natural Resources Ministry such as the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI).Guyana’s application to become an EITI candidate was approved in October 2017 during the 38th Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative Board Meeting held in Manila, Philippines.The LCDS is a national strategy launched in 2009, under the previous administration, which seeks to create a low deforestation, low carbon, climate resilient economy with the objective of transforming the economy while combating climate change, mainly through incentives to avoid deforestation.The policy document titled ‘Framework of the Guyana Green State Development Strategy and Financing Mechanisms’ was completed in April 2017 and is intended to provide guidance on the prioritised areas to be developed in the GSDS.The document represents a roadmap for Guyana’s development along a reduced emissions pathway and builds on the successes of the LCDS and several other national documents such as the Nationally Determined Contributions, Climate Resilience Strategy Action Plan (CRSAP), Draft National Energy Policy, and National Adaptation Strategy for the Agriculture Sector (2009 -2018).