The Idakeda team recently travelled to Baton Rouge, Louisiana to be part of an important gathering of writers, academics and educators to present ‘Baby Doll meets Midnight Robber: From Port of Spain to Louisiana, a shared history of Cultural Resistance'. A scholarly paper was delivered by Eintou Springer with Dara Healy performing live extracts from the plays ‘Baby Doll meets Midnight Robber' and ‘Madame Lorraine and Fancy Sailor'.
The presentation took place as part of a panel at the 2010 conference of the Association of Caribbean Women Writers and Scholars (ACWWS), and was well attended and appreciated. The panel was chaired by Dr. Joyce Jackson, Associate Professor of Geography/Anthropology, Louisiana State University and a member of the conference organising committee.
Audience questions focused on the reactions of students to the plays, the response by parents and teachers and approaches for sustained intervention with young people who are ‘At Risk'.
Some of the unsuspecting men in the audience received a shock when they were accosted by the Baby Doll, but they took it in good spirits!
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