College To Host A ‘Stop The Violence’ Event

October 23, 2018

As part of Bermuda College’s Spirit Week activities, the campus community has been invited to wear red to protest gang violence on the Island on Wednesday [Oct 24].

The initiative is being led by the male-connect Registered Student Organisation [RSO] MenSpeak, and is aimed to providing male students with a leading opportunity to get involved with projects “on the ground and address the issue of gang violence”, according to MenSpeak Coordinator, Lyndon Jackson.

“The lunch-time event is scheduled to begin at noon tomorrow with everyone wearing red gathered in the College courtyard,” a spokesperson said.

“Anti-violence campaigner Desmond Crockwell and Antonio Belvedere, anti-violence activist, BC alumnus and former Student Government Council President will give short speeches about gang violence, and a moment of silence will be observed to honour the memory of those killed as a result. Several Government ministers are expected to be in attendance to show support.”

“Although this event is driven by male students, gang violence is something that connects with all students,” said Mr. Jackson. “This is a symbolic gesture to stop the violence. It’s a time of coming together.”

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