Examining the Impact of Neocolonialism in the Caribbean
This program will not be offered in 2020.
For more information about 2021, please contact the program director.
The role of historical and contemporary politics in the development of the multinational Slave Wrecks Project and the role of local science educators in developing a culturally appropriate educational intervention will be examined. The course counts as 6.0 elective credit hours in the BSW/MSW programs. It also meets program requirements for Franklin College Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute programs.
This experience will:
- Provide students with beginning level of skill in planning and implementing an ethno-cultural project that uses qualitative participant observation methods.
- Enable students to develop confidence in their ability to independently conduct ethno cultural field projects within constraints of time, energy, and resources.
- Aide students to enhance their awareness of a role of an ethnographic practitioner as one who learns from members of different cultural backgrounds in order to develop an ability to learn from a native’s perspectives.
SOWK 7353/5908 – Examining the Impact of Neocolonialism in the Caribbean: Issues of Indigenous Rights and Environmental Justice
SOWK 5908/7908 – Directed Readings in Social Work
This is a working itinerary and subject to change. Please note: *Participants are required to walk 3-4 miles per day.*
5/20: Arrive in Charlotte Amalie, St Thomas. Dinner lecture on colonial heritage, neocolonialism, and the Atlantic slave trade
5/21: Visit University of Virgin Islands (UVI), St. Thomas; Slave Wrecks Project/St. Thomas Historical Trust Museum
5/22: Visit with the VI legislature and social welfare agencies
5/23: Travel to Cruz Bay, St. John via ferry. Visit with historians regarding neocolonialism
5/24: Return to St. Thomas. Visit the governors’ office for the VI territory, St. Croix Foundation, and the Virgin Islands Caribbean Culture Center (VICCC) at the UVI St. Croix.
5.25: Ft. Christiansted and Salt River Bay, Slave Wrecks Project
5.26: Co-produce VICCC Notes radio show at UVI St. Croix
5.27: Co-host VICCC community engagement meetings regarding post hurricane resiliency activities. Visit Cruzan Rum Distillery and Estate Whim Plantation Museum in Fredericksted. Visit Point Udall.
5.28: UVI St. Croix: VICCC community debriefing town hall
5.29: Program ends (breakfast provided). Students and faculty depart
Admissions are rolling after the Oct. 15 decision date, and only applications marked “complete” by that time will receive a decision. Admission decisions will be sent via the studyaway.uga.edu application portal.
Program cost is approximately $1,580 plus $300 deposit (prices are subject to change). All lodging, activities and meals included. This does NOT include airfare nor transportation to and from the airport.
Llewellyn Cornelius, Ph.D.
Professor and Program Coordinator
Director Center for Social Justice, Human, and Civil Rights.
Editor- Journal of Poverty
Phone: (706) 542-0244