Remembering 1990: Why and how should we?

27 Jul 2020
5:30 pm-7:00 pm
Facebook Live

Remembering 1990: Why and how should we?

Monday 27 July 2020 marks three decades to the date since the violent takeover of the TT Parliament and national broadcaster TTT that lasted six days. We will recognise 30 years since the attempted coup d’etat with this conversation aimed at exploring the events of the period, their impact, and their place in our nation’s collective memory.

Dennis McComie was at work as Broadcaster/Producer at Radio 610 on St Abercromby Street in Port of Spain when the violence began. The second edition of his “1990, The Personal Account of a Journalist under Siege”, published on the eve of the commemoration, will provide the context for the timely discussion, which includes McComie; commissioner of the Commission of Enquiry into the events surrounding the 1990 attempted coup Diana Mahabir-Wyatt; veteran journalist Andy Johnson; and performer, dubbed one of the ‘children of the coup’, Muhammad Muwakil; moderated by journalist Sterling Henderson.

Be sure to tune in on time to catch the bonus pre-panel book chat featuring McComie and the book’s co-author and editor Adrian Pinheiro in conversation with Sterling Henderson from 5.30pm sharp!