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CURB: Best Wishes To Commissioner DeSilva

CURB: Best Wishes To Commissioner DeSilva

Citizens Uprooting Racism in Bermuda [CURB] wished outgoing Police Commissioner Michael DeSilva all the best in his retirement, saying that over the years CURB and the police often had differing viewpoints when it came to policing, “however, Mr. DeSilva was always willing to meet with us and hear our concerns respectfully.” A spokesperson... Read more of this article

CURB: “Socially Conscious Business Model”

CURB: “Socially Conscious Business Model”

Jonathan Reiss’ speech at the Bermuda Captive Insurance Conference, together with a recent ABIC presentation to their members on Diversity & Inclusion, “shows that the International Business sector in Bermuda is beginning to move towards a more socially conscious business model,” CURB said, adding that they “welcome all voices... Read more of this article

CURB “Dismayed” About BPS Stop And Search

CURB “Dismayed” About BPS Stop And Search

“While CURB welcomes efforts to prevent and solve crime, we are dismayed that the Bermuda Police Service has yet again resorted to using a tried and proven ineffective method of policing – Stop and Search,” CURB said, adding that it “results in racial profiling.” CURB’s statement follows after the police said that “the... Read more of this article

CURB: Truth & Reconciliation Conversations

CURB: Truth & Reconciliation Conversations

CURB announced that, with their 2018 Winter Truth & Reconciliation Community Conversations coming to a close next week, the Spring Community Conversations will begin in two weeks. “The Winter group was the largest to date, with a diverse group of 25 people meeting at the Human Rights Commission, the sessions proved to be challenging and thought-provoking... Read more of this article

Facilitator Training For Restorative Practices

Facilitator Training For Restorative Practices

Citizens Uprooting Racism in Bermuda [CURB], in collaboration with the Human Rights Commission [HRC], will be offering Restorative Practices facilitator training in February. A spokesperson said, “Citizens Uprooting Racism in Bermuda, in collaboration with the Human Rights Commission, will be offering Restorative Practices facilitator training... Read more of this article

CURB: ‘Use Of Term Considered A Racial Insult’

CURB: ‘Use Of Term Considered A Racial Insult’

“The use of the term ‘boy’ by a white man directed towards a black man is considered a racial insult both historically and in modern times,” CURB said, and the “use of the word has had an extremely negative impact, not only towards Mr. Rabain but also to many Black Bermudians.”CURB’s statement follows after... Read more of this article

CURB Releases 2017 Racial Justice Platform

CURB Releases 2017 Racial Justice Platform

Citizens Uprooting Racism in Bermuda [CURB] has released their 2017 Racial Justice Platform, which outlines “the importance of racial justice to the Bermuda community.” The organisation said, “Today Citizens Uprooting Racism in Bermuda [CURB] releases its 2017 Racial Justice Platform outlining the importance of racial justice to... Read more of this article

CURB Gives Presentation To Hamilton Rotary

CURB Gives Presentation To Hamilton Rotary

Lynne Winfield from Citizens Uprooting Racism in Bermuda [CURB] recently made a presentation to the Hamilton Rotary about the “Truth & Reconciliation Community Conversations” [TRCC] announced in early January. Ms Winfield said, “There needs to be an opportunity for diverse Bermudians to meet, share experiences and dialogue about... Read more of this article

CURB Extends Condolences To Crockwell Family

CURB Extends Condolences To Crockwell Family

Citizens Uprooting Racism in Bermuda [CURB] have expressed condolences following the passing of MP Shawn Crockwell. A spokesperson said, “On behalf of Citizens Uprooting Racism in Bermuda we extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of MP Shawn Crockwell at his untimely and tragic passing.“So many wonderful things have already been... Read more of this article

CURB To Host Tag Day Fundraiser On March 21

CURB To Host Tag Day Fundraiser On March 21

Citizens Uprooting Racism in Bermuda [CURB] will be holding their annual Tag Day Fundraiser on Tuesday, March 21. A spokesperson said, “In celebration of the UN International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination [IDERD], CURB volunteers will be tagging at Paget Pharmacy, Gorhams, Lindo’s Warwick, Phoenix, Supermart, MarketPlace Hamilton,... Read more of this article

Over 100 People To Take Part In Conversations

Over 100 People To Take Part In Conversations

Citizens Uprooting Racism in Bermuda [CURB] provided an update on the Truth & Reconciliation Community Conversations initiative that was announced last month, saying that over 100 people will be participating in the sessions. “Within 48 hours of the January 11th launch the three groups being held island-wide were full, and we are delighted... Read more of this article

CURB: ‘Why We Need Truth & Reconciliation’

CURB: ‘Why We Need Truth & Reconciliation’

“Too many people in Bermuda know little or nothing about the deep, historical roots of today’s inequalities or the history of the fight for freedom and equality,” CURB said, adding that “this lack of historical knowledge is detrimental to the Black community and to the people of Bermuda as a whole.” Earlier this month, Citizens... Read more of this article

CURB: Truth And Reconciliation Conversations

CURB: Truth And Reconciliation Conversations

[Updated] Citizens Uprooting Racism in Bermuda today announced the launch of “truth and reconciliation community conversations” beginning in February 2017. “Trained mediators will facilitate the multiple group sessions of up to 20 participants who will stay together for a series of conversations over a period of three months,”... Read more of this article