The UWI LEADS and Integrity Action Movement (I.A.M) for Students, two youth-led organizations on the University of the West Indies (Mona) Campus will host a town hall meeting at the Rex Nettleford Hall on UWI campus this evening (Thursday, February 18) starting at 5:30 pm. At this juncture leaders from four political parties will present their plans to the student population, along with a question and answer section. Senator Mark Golding of the People’s National Party (PNP) was recently added to the list of participants, which will also include Andrew Holness of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), Peter Townsend of the National Democratic Movement (NDM) and Joseph Patterson of the United Independents’ Congress (UIC) of Jamaica.
Many congratulations to UWI LEADS (about whom I have written before – they are really living up to their own youthful expression of leadership) and IAM, an on-campus youth arm of the non-governmental organization National Integrity Action (NIA), for organizing this event at extremely short notice. I hope the young people (and older ones who attend – it’s open to all) will ask some tough questions and get some answers from all the participants!
The town hall meeting will be broadcast live on Periscope, but please do come out and support! The event is free and open to the public.
Contact UWILeads on Twitter @theuwileads and follow the hashtags #YouthatPoll2016 and #JaYouthVote2016 tonight!