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Curb appoints first full-time executive director

Stacey-Lee Williams, the new executive director of Citizens Uprooting Racism in Bermuda (Photograph supplied)

The group Citizens Uprooting Racism in Bermuda has appointed Stacey-Lee Williams as its first full-time and permanent executive director.

The antiracism charity said Ms Williams came to the role with more than two decades’ service in education and diversity training.

She holds a Bachelor’s degree in business administration and a Master’s degree in educational psychology.

Ms Williams is a certified Practitioner of Restorative Practices, a social science on improving relationships – and she is qualified to train others in the field.

She is a lead facilitator with Curb’s truth and reconciliation community conversations, aimed at bringing residents together to discuss experiences of race and racism.

Curb said Ms Williams was “particularly skilled in facilitating the difficult, challenging conversations that true, holistic restoration and reconciliation demands”.

Curb was said to be in heightened activity in the wake of the killing of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man murdered by a police officer in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in May 2020.

The group said its truth and reconciliation workshops had been in “high demand”, and the Covid-19 pandemic had worsened inequality.

Various groups, including large companies, were increasingly availing of Curb workshops to tackle bias and assess their work environments.

Ms Williams states, who became executive director on March 7, said she was excited to build relationships in the community.

She added: “I am especially eager to collaborate with new community partners and enhance an overall understanding of racial inequity, and its perennial effects, and how to begin to remove its historic stain on Bermudians’ and Bermuda’s development.

“Although the task of uprooting racism is an overall community responsibility, I hope that in this role, I along with the dedicated group of volunteers that make up the Curb council, will be able to lead Curb’s community engagement and its unending commitment to ensuring a more equitable Bermuda for all."

Curb said its search and recruitment process had revealed “activists and consultants who also honourably confront inequality in Bermuda in their own ways”.

Stacey-Lee Williams can be contacted by e-mail at executivedirector@uprootingracism.org

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Published April 01, 2022 at 7:56 am (Updated April 01, 2022 at 7:56 am)

Curb appoints first full-time executive director

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