Bermuda Set To Celebrate Women’s Suffrage

April 29, 2024 | 1 Comment

Bermuda is set to commemorate the 80th anniversary of women’s suffrage, with a forum set to take place tomorrow [April 30].

A spokesperson said, “The 80th anniversary of the successful passage of the bill in our Parliament mandating women’s right to vote in Bermuda happened on Sunday, April 21st and this became law on May 15, 1944. In observance of this significant milestone, a forum will take place on Tuesday, April 30th at St Paul AME Centennial Hall from 6.30pm to 8.00pm.

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“This significant sea-change came after a 20-year hard-fought struggle by the Bermuda suffragette movement – led by eventual National Hero Gladys Morrell. It is worth noting that the momentum of this campaigning had implications for the broader social transformation of Bermuda, an insight which will be explored further during this observance.

“The event will include brief presentations, geared to engage attendees in productive dialogue. The goal includes highlighting the historical context of this significant shift and the implications of this transformational chapter of our shared story in today’s world. Consideration will be given to impacts of broader progress for women and the context it offers for wider community solidarity.

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“Presenters include Meredith Ebbin, journalist; Ellen Hollis, librarian at the Bermuda National Library and member of the Executive of the Bermuda Historical Society; Tawana Tannock, lawyer and former chairperson of Human Rights Commission; Mischa Fubler, representative of Social Justice Bermuda; and Juanae Crockwell, Executive Director of the Women’s Resource Centre and representative of Social Justice Bermuda.

“Attendees will also hear from the upcoming generation, with a solo sung by CedarBridge Academy student Dominque Brown.

“The observance is a collaboration of community stakeholders, including Bermuda is Love, the Human Rights Commission, Imagine Bermuda, Social Justice Bermuda, and the Women’s Resource Centre. It is part of the series of events across 2024 to foster the spirit for always learning.”

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  1. trufth says:

    Reparations for women!?

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