Peace & Social Justice Award: Dr. E. F. Gordon

October 24, 2016

The Peace and Social Justice Committee of the Roman Catholic Church of Bermuda is holding its Peace and Social Justice Award Ceremony on Friday, October 28th at St. Theresa’s Church Hall on Laffan Street.

“This year’s honoree for the Peace and Social Justice award is the late Dr. E. F. Gordon, a Bermuda National Hero, Civil Rights Activist, Labour Leader, and champion for the rights of Bermudian workers and for equal rights of Black Bermudians,” the Church said.

Peace and Social Justice Award Bermuda Oct 2016

“Dame Pamela Gordon and Minister Patricia Gordon Pamplin [Minister of Community, Culture and Sport] are both expected to be there on behalf of their father and will speak for the Gordon family. The former leader of the BIU, Mr. Ottiwell Simmons, will also speak at this event.

“Dr. Gordon is the Roman Catholic Church Peace and Social Justice Committee’s sixth honoree.

“He is preceded by the following: Dr. Barbara Ball [2008] for her contribution toward labour and union rights; The Progressive Group [2009] for their contribution toward desegregating Bermuda through the Theatre Boycott; Dr. Dorothy Thompson for her contribution for the rights of quality education for girls; Monsignor Felipe Macedo [2012] for advocating for the rights of Portuguese immigrant families in Bermuda and Gladys Misick Morrell [2014] for her contribution as the leader of the Suffragette Movement in Bermuda.

“This year’s award honors Dr. E.F. Gordon as the father of Trade Unionism in Bermuda and champion for the rights of Bermudian workers and for equal rights for black Bermudians.”

All are welcome to attend this event.

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  1. Onion Juice says:

    Well deserved, but when your offspring endorse a system that you fought against ……………….

  2. bdaboy says:

    Perhaps his offspring are much more forward thinking than you could ever hope to be and are working toward peace instead of the continued hate that you portray in every post you make, Onion Juice.

    • Onion Juice says:

      Well, how come we NEVER see de offspring of de Gibbons , Trimminghams etc. supporting P.L.P or Union Labour.

  3. jiggs bda says:

    Thanks Bdaboy,

    Onion Juice is holding to an old tired dogma

    • Onion Juice says:

      Wich is still evident today, I might say.

      • bdaboy says:

        Only because people like you expect handouts instead of working towards a goal.
        The only skill you have is playing the victim, grow up and shut up.

  4. Equality says:

    This is great…..
    Perhaps the church should also recognize the rights of equality for the LGBTQ community.

    Martin Luther King’s right hand man was gay.
    Note the last sentence in this video about BAYARD RUSTIN

    “Gays are beginning to realize what Blacks learned long ago, unless you are out here fighting for yourself, then nobody else will help you.
    I think the gay community has a moral obligation to continue the fight” – BAYARD RUSTIN

  5. the real Terry says:

    Hey Onion Juice, missed your usual racial drivel in response to Rv. Tweed’s article, wot hoppened

    • bdaboy says:

      He was too busy clicking ‘dislike’ and refreshing the page.