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CURB Statement On Black History Month

CURB Statement On Black History Month

Noting that many nations and people celebrate Black History Month in February. CURB’s Central Council said they “deeply respects and appreciate those efforts and offer its resources to any individual or group who wishes to enhance their recognition of Black Bermudian History.” A spokesperson said, “Bermuda’s closest geographic neighbours... Read more of this article

CURB: National Day Of Racial Healing On Jan 17

CURB: National Day Of Racial Healing On Jan 17

Citizens Uprooting Racism Bermuda [CURB] said they “would like to bring to the community’s attention the observance of the global celebration of the National Day of Racial Healing taking place on Tuesday, January 17th.” A spokesperson said, “This observance is part of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s Truth, Racial, Healing and Transformation... Read more of this article

CURB: New ‘Black History In Bermuda Timeline’

CURB: New ‘Black History In Bermuda Timeline’

Citizens Uprooting Racism in Bermuda [CURB] announced the re-publication of its pioneering book, ‘Black History in Bermuda: Timeline Spanning 5 Centuries’. A spokesperson said, “Having initially published 1,000 copies in October 2020, every single copy was purchased and the demand from Bermudians and Residents for this vital record has remained... Read more of this article

Survey Results: Race Relations In Bermuda

Survey Results: Race Relations In Bermuda

“In a recent survey, residents continued to feel that there is a need for groups, such as CURB, to work toward racial justice,” Citizens Uprooting Racism in Bermuda [CURB] said. A spokesperson said, “In a recent survey, residents continued to feel that there is a need for groups, such as CURB, to work toward racial justice. More than... Read more of this article

CURB Applaud Society’s Possible Name Change

CURB Applaud Society’s Possible Name Change

Citizens Uprooting Racism in Bermuda [CURB] said they “applaud the decision by the Bermuda Audubon Society to consider changing its name to disassociate itself from the man after which the charity is named, John James Audubon.” A CURB spokesperson said: “While Audubon was an avid bird lover, and author of the classic “Birds of America,”... 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

CURB: Keep West End Primary School In System

CURB: Keep West End Primary School In System

Citizens Uprooting Racism in Bermuda [CURB] said they “support community efforts to have West End Primary School remain in the public school system.” Last year, following a consultation process, the Government announced that they will move forward with Parish Primary Schools which “will see one primary school per parish with two primary... Read more of this article

CURB: Solutions Must Be Multifaceted & Inclusive

CURB: Solutions Must Be Multifaceted & Inclusive

[Column written by Citizens Uprooting Racism in Bermuda] The recent tragedy of the loss of life of two young Black males has once again brought grief and mourning to a community already reeling from too many violent deaths over the last few years. Two families traumatized by the loss of a beloved spouse, father, son, brother, nephew and the struggle... Read more of this article

CURB Appoints Stacey-Lee Williams

CURB Appoints Stacey-Lee Williams

Citizens Uprooting Racism Bermuda [CURB] has appointed Stacey-Lee Williams as their Executive Director. A spokesperson said, “Since the transformative summer of 2020 when the World witnessed the gruesome racist murder of George Floyd, and as the consequences of the Covid pandemic have worsened inequality, CURB has been extremely active. “With... Read more of this article

IAC To Hold ‘Race and Social Equity’ Programme

IAC To Hold ‘Race and Social Equity’ Programme

IAC has opened registration for its ‘Healing the Practitioner: Critical Conversations about Race and Social Equity’ programme for social sector professionals. A spokesperson said, “The programme launches on Thursday April 7th from 9.00am to 11.30am and runs weekly for seven weeks for up to 12 professionals. “The seven weekly sessions... Read more of this article

Fortitude Re Donates $88,333 To CURB

Fortitude Re Donates $88,333 To CURB

Fortitude Re donated $88,333 to Citizens Uprooting Racism in Bermuda [CURB] to assist its “work in the community against social injustice and racial inequity.” A spokesperson said, “Fortitude Re, Bermuda’s largest multi-line reinsurer, has announced an $88,333 donation to Citizens Uprooting Racism in Bermuda [CURB] to provide crucial... Read more of this article

IAC & CURB Partner With Therapeutic Series

IAC & CURB Partner With Therapeutic Series

The Inter Agency Committee for Children and Families [IAC] and Citizens Uprooting Racism in Bermuda [CURB] recently partnered to offer a therapeutic series titled ‘Healing the Practitioner: Critical Conversations about Race and Social Inequity.’ A spokesperson said, “The Inter Agency Committee for Children and Families and Citizens Uprooting... Read more of this article

‘Emancipation In The Bermuda Context’ Webinar

‘Emancipation In The Bermuda Context’ Webinar

Citizens Uprooting Racism in Bermuda [CURB] will be hosting a free webinar entitled “Emancipation In The Bermuda Context” on Tuesday, July 27th. CURB said, “How much were owners of the enslaved compensated in Bermuda? What is the legacy of Sir George Somers, and why has the last Friday of July been changed to recognise National Hero... Read more of this article