Partners of the Americas 2006 Convention
Belize City, Belize Identity and Inclusion: Affirming Our Cultural Identity, Extending Our Reach
Wednesday, November 15
2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Early Registration
4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Panel: Belize - A Nation of Diverse Cultures
A lively panel discussion with audience participation highlighting Belize's diverse people and their traditions. There will be displays representative of the different cultures.
Ms. Silvana Woods - Creole culture Ms. Froyla Tzalam - Maya cultures Ms. Myrtle Palacio - Garifuna culture Don Hector Silva, Sr. - Mestizo cultures
Moderator: Dr. Corinth Morter-Lewis, President of the University of Belize
6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Scholarship Winners Get Together
A networking gathering of scholarship winners to meet Laverne Johnson, Department
From 6:30 p.m. on Happy Hour Gathering
A place to meet, greet and relax with colleagues from all over the hemisphere. Refreshments served
Thursday, November 16
7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Convention Registration
Prince/Princess 8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. Opening Ceremony Mistress of Ceremonies: Ms. Ann Marie Williams, Belize Partners National Anthems: St. Luke Methodist School - Choir Dir. Lavern Ferguson Invocation -The Most Reverend Bishop Dorick Wright, Bishop of Belize&Belmopan Parade of Flags - Boy and Girl Scouts Official welcome from the President of the Belize chapter, Dr. Christopher Bennett, Mayor of Belize City, Hon. Zenaida Moya, President of Partners of the Americas, Malcolm Butler, & the U.S. Ambassador, Robert Dieter.