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Race & Resistance Symposium On November 3

Race & Resistance Symposium On November 3

Due to an “overwhelming interest in the ‘Race and Resistance: Understanding Bermuda Today’ Symposium, an additional theatre will be available at the College where the proceedings will be live streamed,” the organisers said today. A spokesperson said, “The public is welcome to register and watch the live streaming for the full day,... Read more of this article

‘Race & Resistance’ Symposium On November 3

‘Race & Resistance’ Symposium On November 3

The Bermuda College and the Human Rights Commission, in partnership with The Oxford Centre for Global History and The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities [TORCH] Race and Resistance Network, will host a one-day symposium on Saturday, November 3 entitled “Race and Resistance: Understanding Bermuda Today”. A spokesperson said, “This collaborative... Read more of this article

University Of Oxford Conference In June 2019

University Of Oxford Conference In June 2019

The University of Oxford will be hosting a conference titled ‘Racialisation and Publicness in Africa and the African Diaspora’ from June 27 to June 29 2019. A spokesperson said, “The conference organisers welcome a panel with a focus on Bermuda. The conference organisers are interested in how to approach and analyse racial phenomena in terms... Read more of this article

Video Highlights The Work Of Dr. Eva Hodgson

Video Highlights The Work Of Dr. Eva Hodgson

As part of the 13th annual Dr. Kenneth E. Robinson/Cyril Outerbridge Packwood Memorial Lecture, Method Media and the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs released a short film on Dr. Eva Hodgson, the well known educator, author and anti-racism activist. Related StoriesVideo: Interview With Bishop & Wohlmuth Video: Sir John... Read more of this article

Video: Interview With Bishop & Wohlmuth

Video: Interview With Bishop & Wohlmuth

Catholic Bishop Wes Spiewak and Chairperson of the Peace and Social Justice Committee Joanne Wohlmuth are speaking with Bernews this afternoon [July 25], sitting down for a live interview with journalist Don Burgess, speaking about the Church’s anti-racism initiative. Update: The live broadcast has concluded and the 36-minute replay is below Related... Read more of this article

Court: Man Fined For Racist Slur At Police

Court: Man Fined For Racist Slur At Police

A visiting man who used a racist slur towards police officers has been fined $1,500. Gronda Dobroslaw was detained in the early hours of this morning for using offensive words outside an establishment in Hamilton. Dobroslaw, 33, had been drinking during the evening, and people called police to report his behaviour. The court heard that he was unsteady... Read more of this article

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

Artist’s Work Used During Counter-Protests In VA

Artist’s Work Used During Counter-Protests In VA

Aiming to make a point at the recent ‘Unite the Right’ white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, one man used a sign featuring a painting by Bermudian artist April Branco, using her work to help present a message of love and equality. Mark Martin contacted Ms Branco a few weeks ago asking permission to use a print of her painting... 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: “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