News Release: Hamilton, Bermuda – CURB invites you to gather in recognition of the National Day of Racial Healing to be held on Tuesday January 21st. 2020 at 12:30 pm at City Hall. We welcome you to be part of this gathering informed by the past, while paving the way for a journey towards building a more aware, just and equitable future. Solving our community’s challenging issues will require all voices and experiences to be heard and valued. As a society we need to understand the legacy of the past and respond to the need for increased intentionality to produce more equitable outcomes.
This is an informal opportunity to acknowledge that deep racial divisions exist and recognize that they must be overcome and healed. Reinforce and honor our common humanity; commit to engaging people from all racial and ethnic groups in genuine efforts; increase understanding, communication, caring and respect for one another.
The National Day of Racial Healing is part of a national, community-based process of transformative, sustainable change, addressing the historical and contemporary effects of racism. The National Day of Racial Healing is a time to:
- Reinforce and honour our common humanity, while celebrating the distinct differences that make our communities vibrant
- Acknowledge the deep racial divisions that exist and must be overcome and healed
- Commit to engaging people from all racial and ethnic groups in genuine efforts to increase understanding, communication, caring and respect from one another
It is an opportunity for people, organizations and communities to call for racial healing, bring people together in their common humanity and take collective action to create a more just and equitable world. Bermuda’s history of slavery and segregation has many parallels with the U.S. and as part of the Atlantic world our histories are entwined.
As CURB begins its fourth year of bringing the Truth & Reconciliation Community Conversations to the people of Bermuda, we hope the public will continue to support us and attend the Community Conversations; and bring to these meetings their whole selves and own identities as we continue our honest and open conversations around equity, diversity, and racial justice.
12:30 PM | Welcome, CURB Council
12:35 PM | Keynote
12:45 PM | Performances
1:15 PM | Closing
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