Following up on last year’s successful event, “She.lc” 2017 is once again poised to excite, honour and empower our women under the theme Archetypes and stereotypes On the occasion of International Women ́s Day the Embassies of Spain, Mexico and the Alliance Française once again have proposes a cultural and social celebration in Saint Lucia with a triple objective:
First of all, we seek to celebrate International Women ́s Day (IWD) with a cultural activity, emphasizing the role of women in the Arts. At the same time, we propose to commemorate the IWD, by stressing the importance of the empowerment of women as a basic pillar of social development (as indicated in Sustainable Development Number 5 of the New Development Agenda of the UN). Finally, the promotion the creativity of local artists (men and women), giving them a space and a subject (Women ́s role) to create their own artistic expressions.
Secondly, The She.lc Forum, that took place on March 2nd at 3:00pm at the Alliance Française of Castries. The Forum involved a meeting of some influential women of Saint Lucia- including Her Excellency Dame Pearlette Louisy- for the launch of the 2017 Edition of “She.lc” followed by a panel discussion on the theme of the current edition of the event: Archetypes and stereotypes. Female politicians such as Hon Fortuna Belrose, Emma Hippolyte and Alvina Reynolds were in attendance along with the Ambassadors of Mexico, France, Venezuela, the Chargé d ́Affaires of Spain and other representatives of the diplomatic corps.
The third aspect of initiative is the capstone event; A show with Saint Lucian artists with a single subject: “women”. During approximately 1 1/2 hours, artists will play Spanish, French and English songs dedicated to women, infused with pieces of dance and theater with the same subject. All the artists come from different Saint Lucian associations and they will be coordinated by Ms. Kentillia Louis. This cultural expose will take place on Wednesday March 8th at 7pm at the National Cultural Centre.