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CURB Supports Race Relations Survey Initiative

CURB Supports Race Relations Survey Initiative

Citizens Uprooting Racism in Bermuda [CURB] said they are “pleased to support the Minister’s announcement that the Government is seeking input from the community on race relations through the means of a 4-question survey online.” “All and every effort taken by both government and the community is essential in order to address the... Read more of this article

Consultation On Ideas To Improve Race Relations

Consultation On Ideas To Improve Race Relations

The Ministry of Labour, Community Affairs and Sports is embarking on a public consultation exercise to see how to best “address race relations in Bermuda,” Minister of Labour, Community Affairs and Sports Lovitta Foggo said, with people invited to “share your thoughts as to how we can improve our racial connections in Bermuda.” Speaking... Read more of this article

Vasco Investigating ‘Very Serious Allegations’

Vasco Investigating ‘Very Serious Allegations’

[Written by Don Burgess] Following social media reports of “racially offensive remarks and gestures,” Vasco da Gama club has started an investigation into what they said were “very serious allegations,” with the club noting that “there is no place for racism in local football, at the club or in general.” At least... Read more of this article

BPSU: Combatting Racism & Xenophobia

BPSU: Combatting Racism & Xenophobia

“The BPSU pledges to continue its fight to eradicate racism and xenophobia,” BPSU President Jason Hayward said, adding that the Union is “committed to continuing its advocacy for social and economic development initiatives which removes systemic disparities.” Sen. Hayward said, “Public Services International [PSI] is a... Read more of this article

CURB Release Updated Racial Justice Platform

CURB Release Updated Racial Justice Platform

Citizens Uprooting Racism in Bermuda [CURB] released a newly updated version of their Racial Justice Platform. A spokesperson said, “The Racial Justice Platform has been amended and updated since it was last released in 2017. Legislative changes are necessary, but there is also a moral responsibility to repair past injustice, and both Black and White... Read more of this article

‘Cracking The Codes: System Of Racial Inequity’

‘Cracking The Codes: System Of Racial Inequity’

Somersfield Academy is getting set to hold a film screening and dialogue event with Dr. Shakti Butler on January 4 at BUEI, with Dr. Butler using the film “Cracking the Codes” and dialogue to “grapple with both the intellectual and emotional complexities of social justice issues.” A spokesperson said, “Filmmaker and Racial... Read more of this article

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