Symposium: ‘Race and Resistance: Understanding Bermuda Today’

The Bermuda College and the Human Rights Commission, in partnership with The Oxford Centre for Global History and The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH) Race and Resistance Network, will host a one-day symposium on Saturday 3 November entitled “Race and Resistance: Understanding Bermuda Today”. 

The symposium aims to provide an accessible exploration of Bermuda’s history of slavery and racial segregation and the intersection of race, resistance and history in the contemporary Bermuda landscape. Three panels of academics and activists will discuss the role of resistance in Bermuda’s experiences, from founding and emancipation, to racial desegregation, to current issues and events.  A final plenary session will focus on ways to address the legacy of racism, understand patterns of resistance in Bermuda today and guide a path toward transformation. The Student Centre at the Bermuda College will also become a lively 'Marketplace' for the day, showcasing local literature, artists and community groups. 

Please visit Eventbrite UK https://bermuda-symposium.eventbrite.co.uk (or just search online with the words: ‘Evenbrite, resistance, Bermuda’ and it will pop up!). This is a free event but tickets must be reserved as seats are limited. The event is on Saturday 3 November at the Bermuda College, Room G3100 from 9am until 5pm. Please email bermudaraceresistance@gmail.com with any questions.

 

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