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Abir donates 100 copies of bestselling book on antiracism

Suzanne Williams-Charles, the Abir director of policy and regulation, hands a copy of How to be an Antiracist to Stacey-Lee Williams of Somersfield Academy (Photograph supplied)

More than 100 copies of a bestselling book on antiracism have been donated to schools and libraries across the island.

How to be an Antiracist, by US scholar and historian Ibram X. Kendi, gives readers practical advice on what they can do to create a more just and equitable society.

The books were donated by the Association of Bermuda Insurers and Reinsurers, as part of the organisation’s ongoing support for the promotion of diversity, equity and inclusion within the Bermuda community.

Catherine Duffy, chairwoman of Abir’s diversity, equity and inclusion committee, said: “This book is a great tool for anyone, young or old, to move beyond an awareness of racism to understanding what they can do as individuals to actively create a more just and equitable society here in Bermuda.”

A total of 14 middle and high schools, along with the Bermuda College and public libraries, received copies of the book.

Stacey-Lee Williams, director of diversity, equity and inclusion at Somersfield Academy, said the school was delighted with the donation and that the books would be a valuable addition to their school library. “Diversity and social justice has always been part of the Somersfield mission,” she said.

“We are extremely appreciative of Abir’s donation and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.”

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Published March 01, 2021 at 8:27 am (Updated March 01, 2021 at 8:27 am)

Abir donates 100 copies of bestselling book on antiracism

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