About the author
Alfred Jean-Baptiste was born in the Caribbean island of St. Lucia. He has written several handbooks, newspaper articles and facilitated numerous workshops on educational, pedagogical, social and political issues. Between 1979 and 1985, Alfred worked as General Secretary of the St. Lucia Teachers' Union. During this time he also served as President of the Caribbean Union of Teachers. While in this post, he visited all of the English-speaking Caribbean islands regularly to consult on issues which impact on the teaching profession and education. For a short time in 1982, Alfred was a Senator in the St. Lucia Parliament and Minister of Community Development and Social Services.
Alfred moved to Toronto in 1985 and is now the Program Coordinator of East End Literacy. He is very active in a number of communities and organizations. He continues to write and facilitate workshops on a range of issues including participatory research and anti-racism.
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