Special Thanks

  • Meva Lowe de Goodin

  • Raul Houlstan

  • Ricardo Maxwell
    Ricardo Maxwell was born in Puerto Armuelles Chiriquí. He completed his Bachelor's degree in Education with a focus in English at La Paz Profesorado. He also has university coursework completed at OTEIMA as a superior technician in English, and in C.E.T.E.S where he obtained a technical degree in Psychology of Education. Recently he has been taking classes in Management and Legislative Education. He participated in various seminars on education given by Panamá TESOL, the Universidad Latina, as well as in a seminar titled "Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling" (TPRS) MEDUCA. He has been recognized by the Ministry of Education for his active participation in the development of education in his province in 1998 and 1999. Among other activities, he has been a Preacher for more than 30 years in the Methodist Church, has been a member of the Association of Friends of the Ethno-Caribbean museum in Bocas del Toro (AAMECAB), in addition to participating in and being very supportive of the project Voices from Our America in Bocas del Toro.

  • Society of Friends of the Afro-Antillean Museum of Panama (SAMAAP)

  • Ethel Record

  • Ivan Jolly
    Ivan Rogelio Jolly Miller was born in Almirante Bocas Del Toro, Panama in 1948. He has a certificate in Business with a specialization in Accounting from the Nocturnal Commercial Institution. He has completed all the coursework at CERPA for the degree of Technician in Higher Education, and is currently taking classes at the ISAE Institute to obtain a certificate in English with a focus on translation. He worked for almost thirty years for the Chiriqui Land Company in Bocas holding many positions such as assistant of construction, office secretary, and mechanic. During all these years he has been very active as a union leader, holding positions such as secretary of the union of mechanics, and of workers in general of the C.L.Co. Ivan has combined his knowledge of English and his interest in political activism to visit, as a union leader, the United States on many occasions. During his many visits, he has spoken to other union leaders and workers in the U.S, and has built cooperatives and alliances between Panamanian and American workers. He has given classes in Labor Education, Cooperation and Worker Rights, on almost all the banana plantations, and in industries of Almirante, Provincia de Bocas del Toro.

  • Esteban Lan

  • Lilian Brown

  • Bridget Warren

  • Dalvis Robles

  • Gerardo Maloney
    Gerardo Maloney...sociologist, writer, poet, film and television creator, graduated from the UNAM and FLASCO-ecuador. He has been the Director of the School of Sociology at the University of Santa Maria la Antigua (USMA) 1974-1979 , Director of the Department and School of Sociology of the University of Panama 1985-1990, Director and Creator of the Panamanian Journal of Sociology 1985, Creator of the National Award of Sociology 1986, General Coordinator of the academic vice-presidency of the University of Panama-2001-2003, Coordinator of the Center of Investigations of the Humanities School of the University of Panama 1985-1989, Research Coordinator of the University Experimental Cinema Group (GECU)...1985-2005, creator and Director of the Center of Afro-Panamanian studies (CEDEAP) 1980, General Director of the state television, radio and educational programs (Canal Once) 1994-1999, Vice President of the Central American Association of Sociology 1988-1990, President of the II Congress of Black Culture of the Americas (Panama City 1980), Vice President of the first Black Panamanian Congress and President of the Second Congress, Ambassador of the Republic of Panama in Trinidad and Tobago 2005-2009, Permanent Representative of the Association of Caribbean States (AEC) 2006-2009, member of the National Council of the Black Ethnicity 2007- to present, creator and member of the Organizational Commission of the Afro-Panamanian forum 2003-to present, member of the Directional Council of the program FLASCO-Panama, Coordinator of the extension and publications 2009 – to present. (More information about the author on Google.)