News Release: HAMILTON, Bermuda – The charity Citizens Uprooting Racism in Bermuda (CURB) has annually held its Tag Day fundraiser on March 21st to celebrate the UN International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, but sadly had to cancel its plans last year due to COVID-19’s arrival in Bermuda. This year, however, we will be holding our Tag Day fundraiser virtually over the next two weeks, giving the public ample opportunity to offer their support. The public can follow CURB on Instagram and Facebook to learn about CURB’s current work in the community and the many programs we run.
Despite the challenges of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic CURB has been highly active in the community. In the aftermath of the murder of George Floyd, and Bermuda’s Black Lives Matter March, CURB began receiving a high volume of requests for training on structural racism from businesses, schools and groups wanting to develop their understanding of race and racism in Bermuda; and with our dedicated team of volunteers we have been able to respond rapidly to the increasing needs for knowledge, understanding, community building and solution-seeking processes.
In addition to experiencing a surge in demand CURB has had to “pivot” and amend its programming to virtual platforms. This includes its flagship Truth & Reconciliation Community Conversations and Restorative Practices Bermuda trainings, which have relationship-building central to their impact. Fortunately, CURB has received consistent feedback that, despite the training being virtual, the programs, trainings and workshops have successfully managed to remain empowering and transformational.
As demand remains consistent, CURB is also proactively seeking ways to expand its outreach with new programming and engagement strategies and, must remain adequately resourced to continue having the impact that is necessary to bring about a positive paradigm shift in our society around racial justice. Any amount of support that the public can offer during the charity’s 2021 Tag Day two-week fundraiser is whole-heartedly appreciated by the entire CURB volunteer team and is received most gratefully. Donations can be made by direct transfer to CURB’s account at Bank of Butterfield, 20006060952140100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 707 1496 for further information.