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Between 2015 and 2019, Bermudian academics and activists presented their groundbreaking work on race and resistance in the Bermuda context across four events hosted by the University of Oxford. 

In 2018, the Bermuda College and the Human Rights Commission of Bermuda, in partnership with The Oxford Centre for Global History and The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH) Race and Resistance Network, hosted a one-day symposium entitled 'Race and Resistance: Understanding Bermuda Today'. The symposium aimed to provide an accessible exploration of Bermuda's history of enslavement and racial segregation and the intersection of race, resistance and history in the contemporary Bermuda landscape. Three panels of academics and activists discussed the role of resistance in Bermuda's experiences, from founding and emancipation, to racial desegregation, to current issues and events. A final plenary session focused 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 was also a lively 'Marketplace' for the day, showcasing local literature, artists and community groups. Special thanks to co-facilitators: Phyllis Curtis-Tweed, Sara Clifford and Alexa Virdi.

Race and Resistance: Understanding Bermuda Today Oxford University

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Between 2015 and 2019, Bermudian academics and activists presented their groundbreaking work on race and resistance in the Bermuda context across four events hosted by the University of Oxford. 

In 2018, the Bermuda College and the Human Rights Commission of Bermuda, in partnership with The Oxford Centre for Global History and The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH) Race and Resistance Network, hosted a one-day symposium entitled 'Race and Resistance: Understanding Bermuda Today'. The symposium aimed to provide an accessible exploration of Bermuda's history of enslavement and racial segregation and the intersection of race, resistance and history in the contemporary Bermuda landscape. Three panels of academics and activists discussed the role of resistance in Bermuda's experiences, from founding and emancipation, to racial desegregation, to current issues and events. A final plenary session focused 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 was also a lively 'Marketplace' for the day, showcasing local literature, artists and community groups. Special thanks to co-facilitators: Phyllis Curtis-Tweed, Sara Clifford and Alexa Virdi.

    An excerpt from ‘The History of Mary Prince’

    An excerpt from ‘The History of Mary Prince’

    Book reading 7. Pembroke College Bermuda History of Race and Resistance Book Project, August 2015.

    • 7 min
    Shackles of the Past by David Critchley

    Shackles of the Past by David Critchley

    Book reading 6. Pembroke College Bermuda History of Race and Resistance Book Project, August 2015.

    • 10 min
    Our Lady of Labour: Dr Barbara Ball

    Our Lady of Labour: Dr Barbara Ball

    Book reading 5. Pembroke College Bermuda History of Race and Resistance Book Project, August 2015.

    • 12 min
    Bermuda and The Struggle for Reform: Race, Politics and Ideology, 1944-1998

    Bermuda and The Struggle for Reform: Race, Politics and Ideology, 1944-1998

    Book reading 4. Pembroke College Bermuda History of Race and Resistance Book Project, August 2015.

    • 12 min
    Choir No. 1 and Choir No. 2 and Dr E. F. Gordon: Hero of Bermuda’s Working Class

    Choir No. 1 and Choir No. 2 and Dr E. F. Gordon: Hero of Bermuda’s Working Class

    Book reading 3. Pembroke College Bermuda History of Race and Resistance Book Project, August 2015.

    • 8 min
    Island Flames: Murder, Execution and Racial Enmity – The Real Story of Bermuda’s 1977 Riots

    Island Flames: Murder, Execution and Racial Enmity – The Real Story of Bermuda’s 1977 Riots

    Book reading 2. Pembroke College Bermuda History of Race and Resistance Book Project, August 2015.

    • 12 min