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Know Your Canal 2020 - SAMAAP

Know Your Canal 2020


This year, we will be having a virtual commemoration of Know Your Canal Week from August 9 to 15, 2020. The Society of Friends of the Afro-Antillean Museum of Panama (SAMAAP) with the support of the National Secretariat for the Development of Afro-Panamanians (SENADAP), the Panama Canal Authority (ACP), the Ministry of Culture, the State Radio System and Television (SERTV) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) invite you to participate in the Know Your Canal Week to be held from Sunday, August 9 to Saturday, August 15, 2020. During the week of activities, different talks will be held digitally through the ZOOM platform and from its Facebook.com/Samaapanama page.

Know Your Canal Week

 

List of events

Ecumenical Worship Service

Spiritual space to start the week “Know your Canal 2020.”

Sunday 9 August

The History of Calypso

Knowing the Panamanian origins of this West Indian musical genre.

Monday 10 August

Knowing the museum and our culture

A tour through the pieces of the West Indian museum of Panama.

Tuesday 11 August


Conversation about the book Erased

Learn about the untold history of the Panama Canal from author Marixa Lasso.”

Wednesday 12 August

Special on the pilgrimage in the Culebra Cut

We will pay tribute to the deceased during the construction of the Panama Canal.

Thursday 13 August

West Indies in Panamanian Cinema

Conversing with actors, production team and directors of the film Historias del Canal.

Friday 14 August


Harrigan Austin and his descendants

The legacy of one of the Panama Canal workers and his contribution to the country.

Thursday 15 August

Lanzamiento del documental y conversatorio "Harrigan Austin y sus descendietes"

En la noche de hoy culminan las actividades de la semana Conozca su Canal, organizado por la Sociedad de Amigos del Museo Afroantillano con el apoyo del Ministerio de Cultura, SERTV – Sistema Estatal de Radio y Televisión, la Secretaría Nacional para el Desarrollo de los Afropanameños, la Alcaldía de Panamá y el Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo. En este evento será lanzado el documental sobre la historia de Harrigan Austin y su descendientes, donde tendremos la oportunidad de viajar en el tiempo a través de una carta que escribió el Sr. Austin, un obrero afroantillano del Canal de Panamá, y cómo su tenacidad y resiliencia impactó a su descendencia y a todo un país hasta la actualidad.

Posted by Sociedad de Amigos del Museo Afroantillano de Panamá – SAMAAP on Saturday, August 15, 2020


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