During his 5 day UK Tour Dr Garvey will be participating in various events commencing ion the London Borough of Brent, then onto Birmingham, Manchester, Nottingham and finally the London Borough of Lewisham.
He will be meeting Civic Leader’s and will be hosted by The Lord mayor’s of each City & Borough that he will be visiting along with schools and young peoples groups, conducting University Lectures and also hosting Community events. Dr. Garvey will be joined by Dr. Cezley Sampson former special advisor to former Prime Minister P J Patterson of Jamaica and formerly contracted to UK DFID and seconded to the Government of Tanzania as Resident Infrastructure Development & Privatisation Advisor.
The main focus of the Tour will be Education, Culture and Young People.
This tour intends to reflect upon the past and look to the future. Black History month is a National event for the remembrance of the contributions of members of the African and Caribbean Diaspora and their impact.
The main aim of the Tour is to ensure that there is a positive impact upon shaping the future of young people throughout the UK by them understanding their roots and to take a positive step forward in society.
“You will learn something, be motivated by something and leave with something”
Dr. Julius Garvey
Dr. Julius Garvey, M.D., F.A.C.S, F.R.C.S.(C), F.I.C.S., F.A.C.Ph., F.A.C.C.W.S. is a board-certified surgeon specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of vascular diseases and is the Founder and Medical Director of Garvey Vascular Specialists. He is also presently an attending surgeon on staff of the Long Island Jewish Medical Centre.
Dr. Garvey has held extensive academic appointments. He has worked as an Associate and Assistant Professor of Surgery at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx New York, Assistant Professor of Surgery at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, as well as Instructor in Surgery at both Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx and Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons. Additionally, his hospital appointments have also been extensive. He has been an Attending Cardiothoracic Surgeon at Harlem Hospital Center in New York and Montefiore Hospital in Bronx, Associate Attending Head of Thoracic Surgery at the Montefiore Morrisania Affiliate in Bronx, and Acting Program Director in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New Hyde Park, New York. He was also Chief of Vascular and Thoracic Surgery at Queens Hospital Centre.
Dr. Garvey is both nationally and internationally recognized for his contributions to medicine and speaks, teaches and presents clinical research at conferences across America. He is a Member of the International College of Angiology, the Phlebology Society of America, the New York Academy of Sciences, the American Heart Association, the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, the Association for Academic Surgery, the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care, and the NY Society of Thoracic Surgery.
Dr. Garvey is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (Canada), the American College of Surgeons, The American College of Phlebology, the International College of Surgeons, and the American College of Chest Physicians.
ABOUT MARCUS GARVEY
Marcus Garvey (1887 - 1940)
Marcus Garvey was a Jamaican-born black nationalist who created a 'Back to Africa' movement in the United States. He became an inspirational figure for later civil rights activists.
Marcus Garvey was born in St Ann's Bay, Jamaica on 17 August 1887, the youngest of 11 children. He inherited a keen interest in books from his father, a mason and made full use of the extensive family library. At the age of 14 he left school and became a printer's apprentice where he led a strike for higher wages. From 1910 to 1912, Garvey travelled in South and Central America and also visited London.
He returned to Jamaica in 1914 and founded the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA). In 1916, Garvey moved to Harlem in New York where UNIA thrived. By now a formidable public speaker, Garvey spoke across America. He urged African-Americans to be proud of their race and return to Africa, their ancestral homeland, and attracted thousands of supporters.
To facilitate the return to Africa that he advocated, in 1919 Garvey founded the Black Star Line, to provide transportation to Africa, and the Negro Factories Corporation to encourage black economic independence. Garvey also unsuccessfully tried to persuade the government of Liberia in West Africa to grant land on which black people from America could settle.
In 1935, he moved permanently to London where he died on 10 June 1940. In 1964, his body was returned to Jamaica where he was declared the country's first national hero.
This is a very historic moment for the UK and an opportunity, especially for Children that participate in Black History presentations to meet a direct descendant of one of the people that they study.
This is a time to show what is positive about us all and let it speak for itself.