Renowned Guyanese activist, writer and educator, Eusi Kwayana, will visit Toronto as a guest of the Committee to Assist Buxton/Friendship (COTAB), a non-profit organization that raises funds for educational, sports and health projects for the village of Buxton, Guyana.
In 1947, Kwayana, then Sidney King, became a member of a group of politicians in Guyana led by the late Dr. Cheddi Jagan, who formed the People’s Progressive Party (PPP). Six years later, the PPP won a landslide victory in Guyana’s first election under universal adult suffrage, and Kwayana assumed the position of Minister of Communication and Works.
Kwayana co-founded the African Society for Racial Equality and the African Society for Cultural Relations with Independent Africa, which became part of the Working People’s Alliance (WPA) in 1974. As a member of the WPA, he worked with the late Walter Rodney and played a pivotal role in the struggle for democratic restoration and free and fair elections.
Kwayana is the author of several books, articles, booklets and monographs. He also wrote the lyrics of the party songs of the PPP, the People’s National Congress, and WPA.
Eusi Kwayana will visit Toronto from Thursday, September 27 to Friday, October 6. He will be the special guest at events sponsored by COTAB, the Caribbean Studies Program of the University of Toronto, and the Canada-Guyana Forum. All are encouraged to attend the events.
For more information, call 416-431-0273, 416-820-9200, 416-978-8286 or 416-439-8617.