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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: “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

PLP: ‘Bigotry Has No Place In Bermuda’

PLP: ‘Bigotry Has No Place In Bermuda’

Following the social media post by businessman Rick Olson, the PLP said “this blatant form of racial bigotry has no place in Bermuda and we call upon the OBA Government to declare exactly where it stands when society is confronted with this bigotry.” Rick Olson Strongly Criticized For Social Media Post Mr Olson’s original comment linked... Read more of this article

Court: Ayo Kimathi Appeals Stop List Decision

Court: Ayo Kimathi Appeals Stop List Decision

[Written by Don Burgess] An American man put on Bermuda’s stop list for comments said to “propagate hatred and messages of intolerance and discrimination” is appealing the decision. Ayo Kimathi was put on the stop list in September 2015 by then Minister of Home Affairs Michael Fahy after Mr. Kimathi and Professor John Smalls spoke in... Read more of this article

School Students Discuss Eliminating Racism

School Students Discuss Eliminating Racism

Senior students from Berkeley and Saltus joined forces for an initiative to highlight the need to work towards the elimination of racial discrimination. The Berkeley Institute and Saltus Grammar School held a joint session as part of Imagine Bermuda’s involvement with the UNESCO’s Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, which is being... Read more of this article

U.N. Day ‘Two For One’ Celebration On Tuesday

U.N. Day ‘Two For One’ Celebration On Tuesday

Imagine Bermuda and Chewstick Foundation are collaborating in the observance of the United Nations’ Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on Tuesday, March 21st , a date that is also UNESCO’s World Poetry Day. “To this end we are inviting Island residents to join a ‘two- for- one’ celebration – Poetry 2 Progress –... Read more of this article

Video: Sir John Swan On Race Relations

Video: Sir John Swan On Race Relations

“We are a divided community on economic grounds,” Sir John Swan said, adding that until “everybody feels as though we’re all working together to get benefits, we’ll always be this divided community.” Sir John Swan, who served as Premier from 1982 to 1995, recently sat down with Bernews for a live interview on a... Read more of this article

Video: Dr Hardy On Racial Trauma Dynamics

Video: Dr Hardy On Racial Trauma Dynamics

The dynamics of racial trauma on the lives of young people was the topic of a meeting this evening [Feb 22] at the Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity Hall in Hamilton, with an international expert providing a presentation.Dr. Kenneth Hardy visited the island at the request of Family Centre to “provide training to social service providers on the... 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

Racial Dynamics In Bermuda In The 21st Century

Racial Dynamics In Bermuda In The 21st Century

A new report —  “Racial Dynamics in Bermuda in the 21st Century: Progress and Challenges” — has been released, with the report one of several outcomes of the Aspen-Bermuda Partnership on Racial Equity, a collaboration between more than 60 individuals representing Bermuda’s community and researchers from the Aspen Institute Roundtable... Read more of this article

CURB: Use Of 315F “Excessive & Unreasonable”

CURB: Use Of 315F “Excessive & Unreasonable”

Citizens Uprooting Racism In Bermuda [CURB] said it was “with regret” they heard the police announce that over Halloween they will be using Section 315F of the Criminal Code, as it is both “excessive and unreasonable” and “one of the unintended consequences of Section 315F is direct and indirect racial profiling.” Yesterday... Read more of this article

Stoplisted Speaker: Special Interests “Conspired”

Stoplisted Speaker: Special Interests “Conspired”

[Updated] A video which appears to have been posted online by Ayo Kimathi claims that “special interest groups, particularly the promosexuals and homosexuals have conspired” resulting in him being “banned from a black country.” Following his speech in Bermuda, Minister of Home Affairs Michael Fahy said the comments by Mr. Kimathi... Read more of this article

Minister: Kimathi Placed On Bermuda Stop List

Minister: Kimathi Placed On Bermuda Stop List

The comments by Ayo Kimathi about homosexuality and interracial partnerships are “entirely offensive and propagate hatred,” and he has been added to the Bermuda stop list effective immediately, Minister of Home Affairs Michael Fahy said today. A report from the Southern Poverty Law Center calls Mr Kimathi a “gay-bashing, revenge-seeking... Read more of this article