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Awards To Be Given At ‘Family Fun Fest’

Awards To Be Given At ‘Family Fun Fest’

The ‘July 2gather Family Fun Fest’ will be held at City Hall tomorrow [July 2], with awards to be presented to those who are “engaging in restoring community in atypical ways” A spokesperson said, “The focus of the ‘July 2gather Family Fun Fest’ at City Hall this Saturday is enjoyment. This is reflected in the three hosts for that... Read more of this article

‘Family Fun Fest’ To Be Held This Saturday

‘Family Fun Fest’ To Be Held This Saturday

A ‘Family Fun Fest’ to mark the anniversary of the 1959 Theatre Boycott will be held on Saturday [July 2] at City Hall. A spokesperson said, “This weekend’s rain has begun to renew vegetation, after a period of drought. This exemplifies the capacity of living systems to recreate, following challenging circumstances. “This is a reminder... Read more of this article

Column: Anniversary Of 1959 Theatre Boycott

Column: Anniversary Of 1959 Theatre Boycott

[Column written by Citizens Uprooting Racism in Bermuda] 15th June 2022 is the 63rd anniversary of the Bermuda Theatre Boycott, and through the courage of a group of young people calling themselves The Progressive Group, all theatres were forced to close due to the boycott protests and lack of revenue. As a result of this extraordinary grassroot activism,... Read more of this article

Premiere Screening Of Broadcasting Black

Premiere Screening Of Broadcasting Black

The premiere screening of Broadcasting Black — a locally produced film about the contribution of black media to the success of the 1959 Theatre Boycott – will take place later today. A government spokesperson said, “Later today, the Minister of Community Affairs and Sports, the Hon. Lovitta Foggo will participate in the premiere screening... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Theatre Boycott Celebration

Photos & Video: Theatre Boycott Celebration

[Updated with photos] An Appreciation Celebration to mark the anniversary of the 1959 Theatre Boycott is being held today [July 2] at City Hall and you can watch the video below.A spokesperson previously said, “On Thursday, July 2nd from 12.30pm to 1.30pm, there will be an Appreciation Celebration at City Hall marking the anniversary of the success... Read more of this article

Theatre Boycott Appreciation Celebration

Theatre Boycott Appreciation Celebration

An ‘Appreciation Celebration’ to mark the anniversary of the 1959 Theatre Boycott will be held tomorrow [July 2] at City Hall. A spokesperson said, “On Thursday, July 2nd from 12.30pm to 1.30pm, there will be an Appreciation Celebration at City Hall marking the anniversary of the success of the Theatre Boycott. That two-week peaceful campaign,... Read more of this article

Groups Call For Renaming To ‘Freedom Square’

Groups Call For Renaming To ‘Freedom Square’

Campaigners across the island are calling for the Corporation of Hamilton to rename the campus of City Hall to ‘Freedom Square’ in order to “honour the people who took part in the 1959 Theatre Boycott.” Glenn Fubler of Imagine Bermuda said, “Imagine Bermuda, a community group, and Citizens Uprooting Racism in Bermuda have... Read more of this article

60th Anniversary Theatre Boycott Quiz Winner

60th Anniversary Theatre Boycott Quiz Winner

On July 18th, there was a presentation made to the winner of the 60th Anniversary of the Theatre Boycott Quiz at the One Communication’s Church Street outlet, which is very near the site where crowds gathered peacefully during that transformative chapter, 60 years ago. Speaker Dennis Lister, Helene Stephenson, Senator Joan Dillas Wright, Glenn Fubler,... Read more of this article

Event To Celebrate Theatre Boycott Anniversary

Event To Celebrate Theatre Boycott Anniversary

In celebration of the 60th anniversary of the 1959 Theatre Boycott, an event titled ‘Turned On Tuesday’ will be held tomorrow [July 2], with people called to “drive or ride on Tuesday, July 2nd with lights, celebrating the success of the boycott.” A spokesperson said, “We the undersigned wish to express our commitment to fostering... Read more of this article

Photos: 60th Anniversary Of Theatre Boycott

Photos: 60th Anniversary Of Theatre Boycott

[Written by Glenn Fubler] On Friday, June 14th – Freedom Friday – a diverse gathering of 150 or so, took place in City Hall’s Earl Cameron Theatre, for sixty minutes, in Celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the Theatre Boycott. The appropriateness of the venue was noted, as it’s only ‘yards’ away from ‘ground zero’ during June 1959. The... Read more of this article

Theatre Boycott 60th Anniversary Celebration

Theatre Boycott 60th Anniversary Celebration

[Written by Glenn Fubler] ‘Freedom Friday’, will be the celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the Theatre Boycott on Friday, June 14th – a kick-off for ‘Heroes’ Weekend’. Dwayne Caines, Lynne Winfield, Renee Falcon [VP of the Bermuda Nurses Association], Bishop Nick Dill, myself and Collin Simmons of the BIUEmphasising ‘celebration’,... Read more of this article

Theatre Boycott Celebrates 60th Anniversary

Theatre Boycott Celebrates 60th Anniversary

The Theatre Boycott is getting set to celebrate its 60th anniversary with the theme of ‘Busy Being Born.” A spokesperson said, “On this first day of spring, we gather here at the Human Rights Commission, to launch a campaign promoting Civic Engagement – ordinary people taking action to positively impact our society. During the... Read more of this article

Column: 60th Anniversary of Theatre Boycott

Column: 60th Anniversary of Theatre Boycott

[Written by Glenn Fubler] Friday, February 8th, 2019 marked the 60th anniversary of the first meeting of the Progressive Group, in Flatts. That secret gathering began a 3+month process involving 18 people envisioning a better Bermuda and brainstorming strategies towards that end. As a result of that process, by mid-June 1959, the Theatre Boycott began,... Read more of this article