Next round of Curb race talks

  • Curb president Lynne Winfield

    Curb president Lynne Winfield


Further rounds of “community conversations” exploring race have been launched by the group Citizens Uprooting Racism in Bermuda.

The first series of truth and reconciliation talks proved “extremely successful” this spring, according to Curb president Lynne Winfield — met with “enthusiasm, thankfulness and appreciation”.

Returning later this month, the talks will bring participants together each week with the same trained facilitators and group members.

Aimed at fostering relationships and the sharing of stories, the talks are ultimately intended to bring about “societal change”, Ms Winfield said.

After four groups met and talked island-wide for the spring sessions, Curb coached extra volunteer facilitators through the International Institute of Restorative Practices.

The group thanked the Association of Bermuda International Companies and the Association for Bermuda Insurers and Reinsurers for their financial support, as well as the Bermuda Community Foundation.

Curb is collaborating with the Human Rights Commission as the location of one round of talks, and is now linked with the Bermuda National Library where a second group will gather.

A third location will be arranged should the need arise.

Starting on October 18 and 19, the sessions will be held from 6pm to 8.30pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays, for seven consecutive weeks.

Ms Winfield said Curb was “committed to continuing the community conversations for the next few years, allowing the people of Bermuda a space to listen and be heard, whilst working together to find concrete ways to heal and repair the damage of the past and ensure a healthy future”.

To get involved, e-mail admin@uprootingracism.org or call 337-2688.

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Published Oct 9, 2017 at 8:00 am (Updated Oct 9, 2017 at 6:57 am)

Next round of Curb race talks

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