The University of the West Indies Open Campus in collaboration with “the Friends of Oscar Allen” will host an inaugural “Oscar Allen Memorial Emancipation Lecture” next Tuesday, Aug. 21.
The event will be held at Frenches House in Kingstown at 7 p.m.
Reverend Patrick Perrin, a Methodist Minister serving the United Methodist Church in the United States, will deliver the lecture on the theme “Oscar Allen: The Man, His Work and His Influence”.
Perrin is a native of Jamaica and is an elder in the New York Conference of the United Methodist Church and the Pastor of the St. John’s UMC of Elmont, in Valley Stream, New York.
He is a graduate of University of the West Indies and the United Theological College of the West Indies.
He was Methodist Chaplain to the UWI – St. Augustine Campus, and Chaplain Tutor at the Excelsior Education Centre in Kingston, Jamaica. He has pastored churches in Trinidad, Jamaica, and since the 80’s in Brooklyn, New York.
The lecture honours the legacy of Oscar Allen for his contribution to the socio-political and religious life in St. Vincent and the Grenadines and the region.
It forms part of the Open Campus’ quest to rebrand its lectures in recognition of the outstanding contribution made by Vincentians at home and abroad.
The “Friends of Oscar Allen” and the Open Campus are inviting the public to the lecture.
Allen, 75, one of St. Vincent and the Grenadines’ most humble but persistent advocates for social justice, died July 28, 2017.