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Philipsburg Jubilee Library ‘Power of Knowledge Series’ With its theme; “Passing on our legacy”

— February 15, 2021

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The Philipsburg Jubilee Library commemorates Black History Observance by its ‘Power of Knowledge Series’. On February 17, 2021, from 7 pm - 8 pm, it will be presented for the first time as a virtual forum titled ’Passing On Our Legacy’.
Philipsburg Jubilee Library ‘Power of Knowledge Series’ With its theme; “Passing on our legacy”
The purpose of the event is to highlight St. Maarten's cultural history and its local contributors across generations. The Jubilee Library hopes to inform and inspire the public with its content. This year it will be about oral history and testimony, featuring: Mr. Elton Jones, moderator and host, Mr. Leonidas (Leo) Friday, Mr. Jonathan van Arneman, and Mr. Joseph (Jose) Lake Jr. It will be an interesting discussion between different generations. The event is scheduled for one hour on February 17, 2021, from 7 pm - 8 pm. This PJL’s first virtual panel discussion will be led by the moderator, Mr. Elton Jones, whose introduction words will set the stage for the guest speakers to share theme-related content and information op their current and past contribution to our island St.

Maarten. Some of the topics that will be discussed are What is St. Maarten's cultural heritage? What role do you see technology playing as it relates to: marketing our culture, safeguarding and/ or adding to our culture, and passing on our cultural legacy. The aforementioned are the main topics that will be discussed during the virtual forum. The guests are free to share any stories, historical accounts, and more to help showcase St. Maarten's culture. Please follow us on live stream Facebook: stmaarten.

Pjlibrary. It is the Board and management of PJL’s hope that this forum will be an enlightening experience and that the information shared with these men of our island wil inspire young men, young women and the elderly to never doubt that their contribution is not valuable to the development of this small island nation. This Interactive panel discussion in which only men are the speakers it is hoped that our young men, in particular, will cherish these positive developmental experiences shared by our local entrepreneurs and use them at a platform to keep on persevering to become the best you can be. As PJL’s Black History Month Activities continuous we encourage everyone to participate in the Trivia Quiz, which are posted on on Facebook on the following Fridays, February 12, 19, and 26, 2021, at 11 am sharp, It’s a trivia quiz with five questions about Black History Observance and the highlight is that 3 of the participants who answers all five questions correctly will win a prize. Our contact information: Phone: + 1 721 542 2970, Web-site:, Facebook: stmaarten.

Pjlibrary, and Twitter: twitter@sxmlibrary.

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