sized displays of the Belizean rainforest, log and chicle camps, Garifuna and Mayan villages and the main street of Belize City in the 1950's.
Music by Jorge Babb
Soloist Jennifer Lovell with Jason Guerrero on guitar
Master of Ceremonies: Mr. William Neal
Friday, November 17
7:30 a.m. to Noon Convention Registration
Prince/Princess 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Plenary: Finding A Collective Voice Keynote Speaker: Ms. Espy Campbell Mrs. Campbell will focus on factors that define identity and influence inclusion of diverse racial, economic and ethnic groups internationally, nationally and locally. There will be an opportunity for comments and questions from the audience.
10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a..m. Coffee Break
10:30 a.m. – noon Panel: Inclusion – A More Perfect Partnership
Ms. Ann Marie Williams - Belize Partners, Belize TV host Ms. Laize Lantyer, Bahia-Eastern Pennsylvania, Youth Ambassador Mrs. Theresa Bowick-Smith, Rochester-Antigua,Barbuda,Montserrat Mrs. Carmen Marquez, La Paz, Bolivia-Utah Mr. Ramiro Crawford, Costa Rica-Oregon
Panelists from the Partnerships offer their experiences on the topic of identity and inclusion. Learn how Partner chapters expand and open their membership to, for example, young people, the disabled, the for-profit sector, Afro Latinos and
indigenous groups. Questions and comments follow.
12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch Buffet
Pick up instructions, team assignments and schedule for the afternoon volunteer projects.
1:30 – 4:00 p.m. Volunteer Community Project
Noel Ferguson Park
Children’s playground repainted, benches fixed, swings repaired. Some teams will landscape and plant moringa trees. The Belize-Michigan Partners have officially sent a request to the Belize City government to "adopt the park" for ongoing maintenance.
Advisors: Dan Irwin (Alabama), Augusto Chi (Guatemala) and Dr. Francis Wardle (Colorado).