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“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

Charleston Stop Match To Highlight Injustice

Charleston Stop Match To Highlight Injustice

Bermuda’s Zeiko Lewis and his Charleston Battery team defeated Tampa Bay Rowdies 1 – 0, with the match stopped from 7:00 to 8:46 as both teams came together to recognize the fight for equality, diversity, and social justice. Charleston Battery tweeted the photo below, saying: “Play stopped from 7:00 to 8:46 as both teams came together to recognize... Read more of this article

BLM: 61 Days Later, We Are Still Waiting

BLM: 61 Days Later, We Are Still Waiting

[Updated] Black Lives Matter Bermuda sent an open letter to the Police Commissioner expressing their disappointment on the lack of action regarding an officer who made an offensive online post, asking “why, 61 days later, are we still waiting for something to be done?” In an open letter to Commissioner Stephen Corbishley, Black  Lives Matter... 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

‘No Room For Racism, Discrimination In Cricket’

‘No Room For Racism, Discrimination In Cricket’

The Sussex County Cricket Club in the UK — which Bermudian Delray Rawlins plays for –  joined numerous other sporting clubs around the world in taking a knee to show support for ending racial discrimination. Sussex Cricket Club tweeted the photos below, saying: “As a club, we want to add our voice to all those calling for fairness... 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

Minister Reopens Racial Dialogue/Consultation

Minister Reopens Racial Dialogue/Consultation

Minister of Community and Sports Lovitta Foggo has re-launched the online consultation on race relations in Bermuda. A Government spokesperson said, “In light of the recent global events taking place regarding race relations and racial inequality, the Minister of Community and Sports, the Hon. Lovitta Foggo, JP, MP, announced that she is re-launching... Read more of this article

Video: Dr. Douglas Interviewed By Fox News

Video: Dr. Douglas Interviewed By Fox News

Bermudian Dr. Ty-Ron Douglas was recently interviewed by Fox News host Martha MacCallum in a segment discussing the fatal shooting of Rayshard Brooks, a black man shot by police in Atlanta, Georgia, as well as the impact of systemic racism. In opening the segment, Dr. Douglas is asked what goes through his mind with reviewing the circumstances surrounding... Read more of this article

BLM Protests Inspire “Greater Unity Pandemic”

BLM Protests Inspire “Greater Unity Pandemic”

Inspired by the global Black Lives Matter protests, the Greater Unity Pandemic will be holding a series of curated live streaming events starting June 20 [Saturday] until June 27 [Saturday]. A spokesperson said, “The undeniable momentum of the Global Black Lives Matter protest movement has been embraced by the Victory Pandemic GTA Peace Initiative... Read more of this article

Photos & Videos: Social Justice Bermuda March

Photos & Videos: Social Justice Bermuda March

[Updated with photos] The Social Justice Bermuda group is holding a Black Lives Matter march this afternoon [June 13] at Barr’s Bay Park. We will have a photo gallery later on, and in the meantime the live video is below and you can view all our coverage of the Social Justice Bermuda group here. The group previously said, “Our march will start... Read more of this article

Traffic Disruptions Due To March On Saturday

Traffic Disruptions Due To March On Saturday

There will be traffic disruptions during the march and tomorrow’s [June 13] Black Lives Matter march hosted by Social Justice Bermuda, the police have advised. A police spokesperson said, “In support of the peaceful protest scheduled to take place in the City of Hamilton on Saturday 13th June, 2020, the Bermuda Police Service Parish Officers... Read more of this article

SJB: ‘Time To Demand And Create Change’

SJB: ‘Time To Demand And Create Change’

Social Justice Bermuda will hold another Black Lives Matter event on Saturday [June 13] and the group has  provided further clarity on the upcoming event as well as information about the longer term vision for their collective. A spokesperson said, “Social Justice Bermuda announced that they will hold another Black Lives Matter event on Saturday.... Read more of this article

Bermuda Included On Hashtag Protest Map

Bermuda Included On Hashtag Protest Map

Millions of social media posts have been published relating to the death of George Floyd since he was killed by a policeman in Minneapolis on May 25, with a map released by The Economist highlighting the location of people making social media posts using the hashtag #GeorgeFloyd, including Bermuda. A report in The Economist said, “His death inspired... Read more of this article