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Working with Citizens Uprooting Racism in Bermuda

Posted October 23rd, 2010 by

I spent the past week working in Bermuda. I know, I know, rough duty but someone’s gotta do it, right? The fact is that racism grows in tropical climates as effectively as anywhere else and it takes dedicated people of good conscience to work toward uprooting it.

C.U.R.B. is just such a group. In the past they’ve brought in such speakers as Tim Wise, Lee Mun Wah, and my cousin Katrina Browne. Watch this video of the Q&A with Katrina following one of the Traces screenings last April.

C.U.R.B. asked me to join them as they implemented The Big Watch (Traces of the Trade was screened on the government-run, public television station (CITV) three times a day, every day throughout October) and The Big Read (as Bermudians were encouraged to read Inheriting the Trade).

C.U.R.B.’s mission is to identify and dismantle racism in all its forms and to address its effects. Bermuda is one of the wealthiest places on earth. And yet racism, and its negative impact on both people of color and white people, persists. We spent the week meeting with students at four different schools, with folks at several community gatherings, and with a Rotary Club. I participated in half a dozen radio, television and newspaper interviews which definitely helps spread the good word!

To see a few photos from our week’s work, click here. Big thanks to my friends Lynne, Haile, Tina, Mark, Cindy, Larry, and everyone else connected with C.U.R.B. All blessings to you as you continue your work toward Uprooting Racism in Bermuda. I look forward to our paths crossing again in the future.

3 responses to “Working with Citizens Uprooting Racism in Bermuda”

  1. […] THE BIG WATCH entailed a partnership among CITV, the Government of Bermuda television station, CURB and Ebb Pod (the film’s production company) to broadcast Traces every single day during the month of October. In addition, over the summer and fall, CURB asked its members, supporters and friends to read Inheriting the Trade, written by family member Tom DeWolf, and to create discussion groups to dialogue around the topics of the book, thus the “THE BIG READ”. As part of the plan, Tom DeWolf visited Bermuda on the third week of October and held several live presentations for high school students and the general public. His impressions of the trip can be read here. […]

  2. […] Inheriting the Trade […]

  3. billa says:

    Such a community formed among various persons helps us in informing about various issues that are raised due to racism. I hope that these group activities can really contribute to various classes that exist among the societies. I hope that you continue making such efforts.

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