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[Video] Groundation Makes Heads Spin at National Consultation on Constitution Reform

October 17, 2014

On Wed. 15th October 2014 Groundation Grenada Co-founders &  Co-Directors, Richie Maitland & Malaika Brooks-Smith-Lowe, presented at the National Consultation on Constitutional Reform in collaboration with GrenCHAP. We proposed an expansion of the bill of rights of Grenada to include protections for vulnerable populations including Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) People. The forum was held in the National Trade Center, open to the public and broadcast live. Due to time constraints we were unable to complete the full presentation but we will be recording and adding the full audio to the Prezi (aka next generation powerpoint) that we used in the days to come. Below you can find a list of our previous articles/campaigns related to the issue of LGBT rights and a video of Wednesday’s presentation. We would love to hear your thoughts on whether the anti-discrimination section of Grenada’s constitution should be expanded and if so, who do you think should be included? 

More from the Groundation Grenada blog connected to this topic:

RealGroundationLogo_TransparentGroundation Grenada is a social action collective which focuses on the use of creative media to assess the needs of our communities, raise consciousness and act to create positive radical growth. Our mission is to provide active safe spaces to incubate new modes of resistance, building from the local to affect regional and international solidarity and change. We pursue our mission online, through our website and social media, and also through live events and special projects in collaboration with local, regional and international artists, activists and institutions. Groundation Grenada’s website supports both local and diasporic voices, acting as an interface to connect people who are hungry for innovative change.



11 Comments leave one →
  1. Penna Pieri permalink
    October 17, 2014 7:11 pm

    I’m really grateful I got to see this. There is no time like the present I’m really happy that we were able to have a voice. It was a good presentation (minus the uncivil behavior of some). It simply goes to show how ignorant some persons can be on issues that are personal to marginalized groups.
    What ever happened to respecting differences. We drive individuals into cages with this negative attitude, which often transpires into appalling behaviors. The crowds response is an example of this.

  2. Vincent Roberts permalink
    October 17, 2014 7:23 pm

    You are pioneers and I admire both of you. You are very correct; discrimination is discrimination. You have started the conversation and you should not stop. Unfortunately the Grenadian people are not sufficiently open-minded or ‘christian’ enough to see the wisdom of your presentation.

  3. Ricardo Nicholas permalink
    October 17, 2014 8:33 pm

    Thanks for starting the conversation,clearly it is needed. I must commend you both for stepping out,taking the charge and starting the well needed convo. It is my hope the work will continue allowing us to aim in achieving the journey of a one love world*

  4. October 18, 2014 12:54 am

    And now the end for Grenada Begins

    • October 18, 2014 9:00 am

      babygiant22 please explain your statement

      • October 24, 2014 1:58 am

        The acceptance of homosexuality is always the beginning of the end of a nation. Proven time and time again in the word of God.

        This is a sign that Grenada is losing its christian principles and turning their backs on God. only National ruin follows

  5. October 18, 2014 11:41 am

    Reblogged this on freedombyanymeans and commented:
    big up Groundation Grenada! keep speaking truth. nuff love

  6. Kelly N Roberts permalink
    October 18, 2014 1:15 pm

    Excellent presentation and it is clear that prejudice and discrimination with regards to the LGBT community is of great concern and remains an issue as was evident from the response of the audience during the presentation. Keep the message going.

  7. October 18, 2014 8:02 pm

    Reblogged this on Feminist Conversations on Caribbean Life and commented:
    brilliant and brave! big up #Grenada #catchafyah #LGBT

  8. BBB Pam Northman permalink
    November 27, 2014 3:06 pm

    Everytime I check in the GG website, there’s another powerful demonstration of young, smart, conscious and much-needed activism from you guys. I wish I had heard of this event before; I would have loved to be in the audience if only to lend support and watch some people’s heads explode with furious indignation.

    There are a lot of people who support your activism even though some of them have to keep that support “in the closet”. Keep fighting the fight. Forward ever!

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