ERC to launch harmony campaign, unity play

first_imgThe Ethnic Relations Commission (ERC) is set to launch the first part of its 2019 harmony campaign on Friday at the Pegasus Hotel, Georgetown in its bid to foster cohesion in society.The activities are scheduled to commence from 18:00h with a national unity song performed by prominent Guyanese artistes Mark Ferdinand and Tshanna Cort. Adding to the excitement, there will be five harmony-themed public service announcements, four posters, a harmony “passport”, and designs for two billboards and the Commission’s new website, which will also be presented as the night unfolds.Meanwhile, a stage play, “I AM US”, which speaks to “unity and which examines some societal factors that impact on social cohesion”, will also be presented to the public for the first time.The theatrical presentation will feature prominent Guyanese actors and actresses, and will be staged on March 2 after the gala opening ceremony and on March 3, at the National Cultural Centre. Both performances are slated to begin at 19:00h and admission is free of cost.According to the Commission, this campaign seeks to promote its constitutional mandate of establishing good relations and a sense of togetherness among the people of Guyana.“The Commission firmly believes this campaign, which is in keeping with its constitutional mandate to promote harmony and good relations, is vital in helping to enhance the environment to foster unity among all Guyanese. It remains optimistic that Guyanese will find useful the materials which will be made available and will be conduits to aid distribution countrywide.”All are requested to attend and the invitation is extended to all stakeholders.last_img

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