Migration, separation, child displacement and barrel children

Migration, separation, child displacement and barrel children

Over the past year FemmePowered has facilitated meaningful conversations that are woman-centric and community-focused in nature. This year alone we hosted discussions on mental health, finance and investing, disaster preparedness, parenting and discipline. And we are not done yet; in fact, we are on a roll, bringing a new conversation to you this week.

On Wednesday FemmePowered will be hosting a Cocktails & Conversation on the issue of barrel children and the impact on the children left behind. If you are from the Caribbean, you are undoubtedly familiar with the concept of barrel children and the impact of parental migration.

This time around, we will be showcasing a 12 minute film on the topic – Scars of Our Mothers’ Dreams – and this will be followed up by a Q and A wth the filmmaker and open discussions. The film is written and directed by filmmaker Meschida Philip, a Grenadian living in the US and she will be at the event. This is a must attend event for all. It promises to be transformative as the discussion will focus on trans-national family structures, the material gains verses the emotional baggage that comes with migration and more.

There’s still time to RSVP. Space is limited. Click here to reserve your seat (signup form at the end of the page). The event starts at 6pm, sharp and the cost to attend is $25. Please note, children under 16 are not allowed at this event.

Carlana Charles is the visionary and editor-in-chief of FemmePowered. She is a womanist, writer, speaker, story midwife and facilitator of meaningful and engaging conversations. When she is not working in or on FemmePowered, she can be found resting, baking, reading or scribbling furiously in her journal whilst sipping wine or coffee, sometimes both at the same time. She is currently working on her first book and hopes to release it in September 2018.


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