Celebrating Miss Lou

September 17, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Founders College, Senior Common Room (room 305), York University
4700 Keele Street

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Jamaican poet and cultural icon Louise Bennett Cloverley, (“Miss Lou”) with the Jean Augustine Chair in Education, Community & Diaspora, York University.

Louise Simone Bennett-Coverley (Miss Lou) renowned poet, actress, social commentator, comedienne, folklorist and singer was a beloved Jamaican who for over 50 years made significant contributions to Jamaican theatre, music, culture and literature.

Louise Bennett was born on Sunday, September 7 1919 at 40 North Street in Kingston.  She died in Toronto, Canada on July 26, 2006. She was buried on August 9, 2006 in the National Heroes’ Park, Kingston, Jamaica. (National Library of Jamaica)

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Showing of the film Miss Lou at Bathurst Heights Secondary School

7:00 pm – 8:30pm
Panel discussion on "The Life and Legacy of Louise Bennett Cloverley"