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NAACP’s Hilary Shelton To Speak In Bermuda

NAACP’s Hilary Shelton To Speak In Bermuda

The U.S. Consulate has invited American speaker Hilary Shelton to Bermuda to participate in a series of events leading up to Human Rights day on December 10. Mr. Shelton, Director of the National Association for the Advancement for Colored People [NAACP] Washington Bureau and Senior Vice President for Advocacy and Policy, will participate in activities... 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: “Address Matters Of Racial Justice”

CURB: “Address Matters Of Racial Justice”

“Race continues to be a strong force in determining how opportunity is distributed in Bermudian society,” Citizens Uprooting Racism in Bermuda [CURB] said, adding that “by talking about race we have the opportunity to explore, examine and challenge these attitudes.” CURB said, “On May 16th Opposition Leader, Mr. David Burt,... 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

CURB Dismayed & Shocked By Events On Friday

CURB Dismayed & Shocked By Events On Friday

Saying they are “dismayed by the events that occurred on Friday” and “shocked that orders were given to deploy the riot police against non-violent, unarmed individuals,” CURB said the use of the ”riot squad, force, and pepper spray” has “taken this far beyond the airport project and escalated the tension in... Read more of this article

CURB Release 2016 Racial Justice Platform

CURB Release 2016 Racial Justice Platform

Citizens Uprooting Racism in Bermuda [CURB] released their 2016 Racial Justice Platform which they said contains 27 proposals “for bringing about racial justice in our community.” “This document is the result of multiple meetings, discussions and outreach and the represents the consensus of the CURB Central Council,” the organisation... Read more of this article

CURB ‘Stands With’ Reverend Nicholas Tweed

CURB ‘Stands With’ Reverend Nicholas Tweed

Citizens Uprooting Racism in Bermuda [CURB] Central Council “expressed their concern at the way Revd. Nicholas Tweed has been treated over his work permit renewal,” saying that “for many Bermudians the actions taken against Revd. Tweed are all too familiar with past acts of victimization and current day economic intimidation, and are... Read more of this article