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Timeline: 5 Centuries Of Black History In Bermuda

Timeline: 5 Centuries Of Black History In Bermuda

Citizens Uprooting Racism in Bermuda [CURB] has released an online publication — Black History in Bermuda: Timeline Spanning 5 Centuries — which provides a comprehensive overview that aims to “provide people with a greater understanding and perspective.” A spokesperson said, “Citizens Uprooting Racism in Bermuda [CURB]... Read more of this article

“D&I Lacks Substance Without Racial Justice”

“D&I Lacks Substance Without Racial Justice”

“D&I and implicit bias training is important to set the groundwork, but insufficient to create real, concrete and lasting change,” CURB said today. A spokesperson said, “Since the violent murder of George Floyd and the growing worldwide movement of Black Lives Matter, there is an increasing outreach by organizations and companies,... Read more of this article

CURB: Truth & Reconciliation Conversations

CURB: Truth & Reconciliation Conversations

Citizens Uprooting Racism in Bermuda [CURB] announced that the next Truth & Reconciliation Community Conversations will begin on Wednesday, August 26th. A spokesperson said, “Our next Truth & Reconciliation Community Conversations are scheduled to begin next week, and there’s still time to register for this transformative, solution-seeking... Read more of this article

CURB On National Discussion On Reparations

CURB On National Discussion On Reparations

“Now is the time to convene a national discussion on reparations for the 228-years’ of free labour provided by enslaved Blacks, for their descendants,” CURB said today. A spokesperson said, “In a recent interview, the Mayor of Hamilton, Mr. Charles Gosling, spoke about legislation that the Government may table to bring the municipalities... Read more of this article

CURB Support Call: Tucker’s Town Information

CURB Support Call: Tucker’s Town Information

CURB said they “support the call from researcher Ms. LeYoni Junos for Tucker’s Point Club “to show good faith” and share any and all information they may have in their archives on the land purchase and site plans of the Tucker’s Town property expropriated in 1920 by the Bermuda Land Development Company.” A spokesperson said, “Ms.... Read more of this article

IAC To Host CURB Training On Systemic Racism

IAC To Host CURB Training On Systemic Racism

The Inter Agency Committee for Children and Families [IAC] will be collaborating with CURB to host a 3-part virtual training entitled “Historical Racism, Trauma, Bias and Privilege: Critical Conversations for Caring Professionals” via Zoom on August 12th, 13th, and 14th. A spokesperson said, “IAC has opened registration for its 3-part virtual... Read more of this article

CURB Commend Road Safety Council Program

CURB Commend Road Safety Council Program

The Bermuda Road Safety Council’s program is commendable because it demonstrates restorative justice in action whilst also being preventative, CURB said today. A spokesperson said, “CURB congratulations to the Bermuda Road Safety Council on their announcement that they will be conducting ‘mock sobriety tests’ so the public can learn... Read more of this article

CURB Welcome Jury & Expungement Changes

CURB Welcome Jury & Expungement Changes

CURB said they welcome the “Attorney General’s swift response to making changes to the law that now allows both prosecutors and defence attorneys to equally challenge jurors for court cases” and the “moves to introduce the Expungement of Convictions Act which removes a person’s criminal conviction if they were convicted of possessing... Read more of this article

CURB Release 2020 Racial Justice Platform

CURB Release 2020 Racial Justice Platform

Citizens Uprooting Racism In Bermuda [CURB] released an updated version of their Racial Justice Platform. A spokesperson said, “The 2020 CURB Racial Justice Platform has been amended and updated since it was last released in February 2019. “Many ideas are focused on legislative changes; however our organization recognises that civil society, working... Read more of this article

CURB Gathering Information On Land Losses

CURB Gathering Information On Land Losses

Citizens Uprooting Racism in Bermuda [CURB] is “gathering oral histories on systemic land losses that have occurred historically or contemporarily” to submit to the Commission of Inquiry into Historic Land Loss. A spokesperson said, “CURB is gathering oral histories on systemic land losses that have occurred historically or contemporarily... Read more of this article

CURB Support Efforts Towards Racial Justice

CURB Support Efforts Towards Racial Justice

Citizens Uprooting Racism in Bermuda [CURB] said they ”stand with the Government, and these new entities, in their efforts to bring about racial justice, and will happily share our experience and expertise of nearly two decades of advocacy.” A spokesperson said, “CURB welcomes the announcement of Premier David Burt recently, promising... Read more of this article

CURB: Postponement & Cancellation Of Events

CURB: Postponement & Cancellation Of Events

In light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Citizens Uprooting Racism in Bermuda [CURB] has decided to postpone three of its upcoming events and cancel another. A spokesperson said, “In accordance with the Government’s social distancing advisory in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, CURB regrets to inform the public of the postponement and... Read more of this article

CURB On Mary Prince Day & Planned Statue

CURB On Mary Prince Day & Planned Statue

CURB congratulated Minister of Community Affairs, Labour & Sport Lovitta Foggo for “introducing changes to the Public Holidays Amendment Act changing Somers Day to Mary Prince Day, whilst also thanking Thomas Christopher Famous for his advocacy in educating the public about this issue.” A spokesperson said, “As stated by Minister... Read more of this article