Suffragist leader to be honoured with posthumous award
Suffragist leader Gladys Misick Morrell will be honoured by the Roman Catholic Church of Bermuda at its fifth Peace and Social Justice Award ceremony next week.
The event, organised by the church’s Peace and Social Justice Committee, is open to all and will take place at 7pm on Friday, November 14, at St Theresa’s church hall in Hamilton.
The posthumous award will be presented to the family of Mrs Misick, a founder and leading light of the Bermuda Woman Suffrage Society, which campaigned for women on the Island to get the vote — an aim finally achieved in 1944.
Mrs Misick’s granddaughter Kathy Bromby will give a presentation and slide show and display relics from the time.
At the end of the event, family members will receive a certificate on behalf of Mrs Morrell and her name will be added to the Peace and Social Justice Committee Award plaque, displayed in the cathedral church.
Recipients of the award must have been a member of the Roman Catholic Church of Bermuda or a resident of the Bermuda community and must have demonstrated a commitment to some specific area of social justice and/or peacekeeping on the Island.
The first recipient was Barbara Ball in 2008, followed by the Progressive Group in 2009, Dorothy Thompson in 2010 and Monsignor Filipe Macedo in 2012.