Providenciales, TCI, October 26, 2016 – The Department of Gender Affairs, under Ministry of Home Affairs, Transportation and Communication will be hosting a Men’s Conference in Grand Turk and Providenciales respectively, commencing November 14 – 17 2016. The Conference commemorates ‘International Men’s Day’, which will observed on November 19, 2016, under the Theme “Making a Difference for Men and Boys”.
This noteworthy occasion is yet another milestone for Gender Affairs, as we seek to engage men of the TCI, by recognizing and reflecting on the contribution, sacrifices and progress made in working together with women to make educational, economic, social growth and developmental advances in our society; as well as highlighting men’s reproductive health.
The Guest Speaker for this event is Dr. Umar Johnson, who is an educational diagnostician who specializes in special education issues. He is known most for his work in identifying mis-diagnosed learning disabled and ADHD students. Dr. Umar has been featured on “News One Now” with Roland Martin, the Tom Joyner Morning Show, the Bev Smith Show, Breakfast Club and has appeared as a special guest life coach on Real Housewives of Atlanta (RHOA8). He is also a child therapist and he works with depressed and behaviorally-challenged males.
The Department is very excited about this conference, and extends an invitation to all men and boys, to join with us as we pledge our commitment to making a difference. You are encouraged to attend all or any of the conference sessions, all of which are free of charge.
The schedule is as follows:
- November 14th at 10:00 a.m. North Caicos – North Caicos at Kew Community Centre
- November 15th at 10:00 a.m. Providenciales – Gustavus Lightbourne Sports Complex
- November 16th at 10:00 a.m. Grand Turk – H. J. Robinson High School’s Auditorium