A/V: Student Activism – What changed?

Student activism is a major focus of our CONFRONTATIONS exhibition. But what issues matter to whom, and how has student activism changed since the 1960s? Back then, students of the University of the West Indies made their voices heard over socio-economic and socio-political issues at home and abroad.  Our Timeline of UWI student activism, within the exhibition, suggests a complete shift of focus by the end of the 1980s or early 1990s.

So what changed? We put the question to Winston Davis – UWI graduate and later administrator, a secondary level teacher whose own interest in social justice sparked activism in his students, diplomat. Here’s his take on the matter:

What do you think?

The exhibition remains up at the UWI Museum until the end of March 2019. Also check out exhibition blog, which keeps the conversation open: https://uwi1968.wordpress.com/ 


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