It was three the hard way in the guest seat for this episode! Young, vibrant and passionate Jamaican women – Tijienene Gordon ( Events Team Manager), Kashane Denton (Canada Regional Leader) and Elecia Bethune (Events Team Representative) represent the Global Jamaica Diaspora Youth Council (GJYDC). Located in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom,the members share their experiences of embracing identity, promoting culture and standing out as proud nationals serving the wider the diaspora community. Through individual and collective lenses we dissect racism, colourism, cultural stereotypes, unlocking the Jamaican potential outside home, elements of national pride beyond food and music and the key pillars for thriving as a solid diasporic unit. The conversation also reveals how their individual passions collide towards building a stronger Jamaica anchored through their commitment to the GJYDC. They dish the details on the first ever GJYDC Summit: ‘Leading Beyond COVID-19: Industries, Impact & Innovations’ June 15-20, 2020. The outline of the summit underscores the readiness of young, fresh minds in shaping a sustainable future and a prelude to the upcoming event. Youth at home and abroad will table solutions to critical challenges ranging from Tourism & Travel, Religion, Business & Technology, Agriculture & the Environment, Education & Outreach Advocacy, Health & Social Services & the Creative Industry.
About The Guest
Global Jamaica Diaspora Youth Council
The Global Jamaica Diaspora Youth Council (GJDYC) is a youth-led initiative with the aim of increasing the affinity and connection of young people in the Jamaican Diaspora. It is grounded in the recognition that greater linkages should be forged and mechanisms established to connect Diaspora youth with Jamaica; specifically, the engagement of the second, third and fourth generations.