Trinis like to talk eh?
We’re good at picong, old talk and lacaray but are we any good at actual conversations?
These days, conversations are at a premium. With technology that helps us to communicate instantly, we don’t even bother with phone calls, or meeting up – we just send a message.
This phenomenon, coupled with the advent of social media platforms that allow people to shout across the ether has made the art of conversation difficult.
We at Trini Good Media want to help change that.
THIS SATURDAY, June 8, we join people in eight other countries to mark Conversation Day and we want you to be a part of it.
Conversation Day’s core mission is to bring people together in person to talk about interesting and important ideas. We believe this is a great time to create a platform to get our citizens engaging meaningfully and respectfully with each other and different points of view. We think such platforms will become increasingly necessary as our nation/region seeks to confront progressively challenging existential issues.
HOW WILL IT WORK?
We’ve come up with 6 topics about which our participants will sit in small groups and chat. There will be a moderator to help guide the conversations along. Each conversation will go on for up to 40 mins max.
While this is an in-person conversation, we invite the public to tune in to this inaugural edition of Conversation Day in real time via live audio via the player above and video streams, which will both be available here and the Trini Good Media Facebook page.
SCHEDULE AND TOPICS
2pm – 2.30pm: The Creative Life
2.30 – 3.10pm: Who would you consider a national hero? Why? How would you honour them?
3.10 – 3.50pm: You’re stuck on a desert island and you’re allowed to have 3 songs, which would you choose and why?
3.50 – 4.30pm: What would you give up to make T&T better?
4.30 – 5.10pm: How does your mortality motivate you?
5.10 – 5.50pm: Growing old alone
WHO ELSE IS INVOLVED?
This event is being staged in collaboration with our friends, the Bocas Lit Fest at The Writers Centre in St Clair, Port of Spain.
As you may know, Bocas has been promoting the discussion of ideas for the last 9 years at the national literary festival and through other progressive platforms.
Our livestream is powered by Digicel, the Faster Data Network.