This is a piece of Jamaica’s history – a tragedy. How will this resonate in the time of COVID-19, when “vulnerable groups” like our elders are often referred to as in need of protection, but not always directly engaged? Why are senior citizens still so vulnerable and often marginalized – not only physically but socially?
Forty years ago, on May 20, 1980, a fire at the Eventide Home in Kingston, Jamaica, resulted in the deaths of 167 women, aged 19 to 102. This week Wednesday, May 20, 2020, there will be an online event to learn and remember what happened forty years ago, and to remember the names of the women who lived at the Myers Ward.
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