The grassroots community activist group MOVE that formed to organize a formulated plan to block the $250 million airport redevelopment plan, will host a ‘Day for Unity in the Community’ event at the Pembroke Community Club next month.
The event, will feature a full slate of presentations on Sunday, October 8th, designed to heighten public awareness on key issues, with a host of activities planned for young children at the same time.
The programme line up includes a special presentation of ‘Piece of the Rock’, the documentary on the impact of road traffic fatalities and serious accidents on Bermuda’s roads.
Other presentations will be made on ‘Economic Empowerment’ by Erica Smith of the Bermuda Economic Development Corporation, a presentation on ‘Racial Discrimination’ by Cordell Riley, and the impact of ‘Anti-social Behaviour on the Community’ by Gina Spence-Farmer.
The PHC Majorettes and Place’s Gombeys will also be there to close out the PCC event. And there will be lots of activities designed especially for children, under supervision, in addition to sign-up stations for Mirrors and the Bermuda Sloop Foundation.
MOVE spokesman Willie Ferguson said today: “Our Community Day is an extension of promoting unity by bringing the community together to be social and to present organisations that serve the country.
“MOVE truly believes that an informed community is a healthy community,” he added.
“We endeavour to bring information on any given issue or topic of interest to everyday working class people, regardless of race, religion, or level of education. We also encourage questions and meet them with answers by those closely associated with the topic.”
Asked what he would say to encourage people to attend, Mr Ferguson said: “We have an opportunity to help shape the Bermuda we want by collectively engaging in dialogue and meeting with our representatives to make our needs abundantly clear, and what policies we support. The Community Day will reflect that effort.”
The event gets underway at 3pm on Sunday, October 8th, at the Pembroke Community Club. Organizers noted that there may be slight time changes on the presentations to be featured.