Calypso as an Art Form of Resistance: A conversation between calypsonian Drs. Hollis "Chalkdust" Liverpool and Meagan Sylvester

This pre-recorded lecture will be available on the Warfield Center website on April 30th at 12pm (CT)

The Eric Williams Memorial Lecture makes its digital launch at The University of Texas at Austin (formerly at Florida International University), with a pre-recorded conversation between Drs Hollis "Chalkdust" Liverpool,Senior Academic Fellow at the University of Trinidad and Tobago and noted calypsonian and Meagan Sylvester,Senior Lecturer for the Research Methods and Sociology academic programmes at the Cipriani College of Labour and Co-operative Studies in Trinidad and Tobago.

Founded in 1999, the series honors the late Eric Williams (1911-1981), scholar, statesman, and Head of the Government of Trinidad and Tobago from 1956 until his death in 1981, by hosting conversations about global activism and culture. 

The interviews will be accompanied by a digital exhibition, Celebrating Eric Williams, co-coordinated between the Eric Williams Memorial Collection and UT’s Black Diaspora Archive and mounted by Black Diaspora Archivist Rachel Winston.

Exhibition materials will be available in English and Spanish. 

Click here to visit Celebrating Eric Williams

Sponsored by: The John L. Warfield Center for African & African American Studies

Friday, April 30 at 12:00pm

Virtual Event
Event Type

Arts & Humanities


College of Liberal Arts

Target Audience

Students, Staff, Faculty, Alumni, General Public



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