The Society of Friends of the Afro-Antillean Museum of Panama (SAMAAP) is pleased to invite you to participate in our dinner and gala dance, culminating activity of the week “Know Your Channel,” which is celebrated annually to commemorate the anniversary of the opening of the Panama Canal and recognize the contribution of men and women of African descent in its construction, or operation and in the development of Panamanian society.
This activity will culminate the week “Know Your Canal” which will be held in the Hall of the Wyndham Hotel in Albrook Mall.
The following distinguished members of our community will be our honorees for this gala occasion: Argénida Barrios: Docente universitaria, activista comunitaria y exdiputada de Colón. Irving Saladino: Winner of the first Panamanian gold medal in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China. Ana Bennett: Educator specialized in teaching English at secondary and university levels. Marion Martin: First dean of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Panama. Jorge Quijano: Distinguished Panama Canal Administrator 2012-2019
Price: $ 55 (tickets on sale until Saturday, August 3).
Dress: Semi formal ladies and gentlemen jacket and tie. Dinner will be served at the start of the event. The program will be printed with announcements from friends and relatives of these distinguished citizens. We invite you to extend your congratulations to one or more of the honorees or to our organization, making use of the spaces in the program that may be purchased according to the following prices:
|Inside front cover||$150|
|Inside back cover||$120|
|Exterior back cover||$145|
Deadline to submit your text and design with payment: Saturday, July 20, 2019.
|Verónica D Forte||6754-4929|
|Melva Lowe de Goodin||224-8858|
|Carmela de Gobern||6675-4507|
One day our descendants will think it incredible that we paid so much attention to things like the amount of melanin in our skin or the shape of our eyes or our gender instead of the unique identities of each of us as complex human beings.