Events

Note: Events in Italics are Community Events. These are events that Social Justice Bermuda supports, but are organized by other groups.

This information is shared for the benefit of the community.

Upcoming events

June 2 | Social Justice Bermuda ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY - BErnews discussion


Last year, on May 31, a group of Bermudians organised a Zoom meeting to discuss the growing Black Lives Matter uprising, occurring as a direct response to the murder of George Floyd by the Minnesota Police Department. Additionally, we were aggrieved that a Trump-supporting crony with zero diplomatic experience, a man that had been rejected for a role in Barbados by his own Republican senate, was being appointed as Bermuda’s new US Consul General.


During that meeting, the group decided to organise a series of marches to take urgent action against the appointment and to establish further advocacy efforts, especially in partnership with other community organisations, to shed light on local issues of social injustice.


We chose the name Social Justice Bermuda, and hosted our first march the following day, on June 1, 2020.


Over the last year, Social Justice Bermuda has been vocal about a number of issues, and have also been a quiet force behind the scenes, lobbying for change and serving on strategic action committees. Our 2020 platform highlighted our vision and values in a wide range of areas, including criminal justice reform, healthcare and food, economic equity and public education.


Tune into our one-year anniversary discussion with Bernews (www.bernews.com) on Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at 8pm.

Check back soon for more Social Justice Bermuda events. In the meantime, we suggest that you support social justice initiatives and events taking place in your community, or start your own.

Previous Events

2021 Events

May 17 | Social justice bermuda - Compulsory prayer in public schools - A panel discussion on inclusivity

Join us for a conversation about ‘Compulsory Prayer in Schools’, featuring faith leaders, parents and activists. The panel discussion will be moderated by Social Justice Bermuda member and Religion Columnist for the Royal Gazette, Juanae Crockwell.


Panelists: Pastor Dwayne Hassell - AME, Emir Saleem Talbot - BDA Islamic Cultural Center, Iyalode IyaLe Olamide, Aziza Furbert, and Mike Hind.


Date: May 17, 2021

Time: 12:00 PM Bermuda Time
Location: Social Justice Bermuda Facebook Live


You can watch the discussion LIVE on our Facebook page. If you would like to submit a question, please email socialjusticebda@gmail.com or submit questions anonymously here.


Read Social Justice Bermuda's statement on ending Compulsory Worship in Schools

2020 Events

November 15 | Social Justice Bermuda - A Conversation on the Cost of Cannabis Prohibition

A Conversation on Cannabis Legislation: Join Social Justice Bermuda on Facebook Live for a discussion about the social and economic costs of Cannabis Prohibition and how it affects the community.

We will be joined by three guests: Barristers, Marc Daniels and Peter Sanderson, and Bermuda Police Service Deputy Commissioner (Acting), Darrin Simons.

Have your voice heard! Drop your questions in the live stream comments, or submit questions anonymously here: https://forms.gle/7HUregLy64PhRjN29

Date: Sunday November 15, 2020
Time: 8pm
Location: Social Justice Bermuda Facebook Live

Visit the Cannabis Reform page on our website for more information.

October 29 | Bermuda Health Council and Social Justice Bermuda - Real Talk on The Social Disparities in Healthy Food Access

Thursday October 29, 12:30 PM ADT:

A live discussion to chat about the the social disparities in healthy food access with Bermuda Health Council and Food Fight Project Team, part of the Social Justice Bermuda. The live discussion will be streamed on the Bermuda Health Council's Facebook page and the replay will be made available on the Council's social media accounts (Instagram, Twitter and Youtube).

REAL TALK topics include:

  • Information about social disparities in healthy food access

  • Explore the potential of growing your own food

  • Gain insight on the mindset change communities should acquire

  • Learn practical tips you can do at home

Date: Thursday, October 29, 2020

Time: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Atlantic Time

Location: Bermuda Health Council Facebook Live


Join the Facebook event here.


Watch the replay: https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=2692415427646264


Food insecurity is a social justice issue!

Access to healthy food should be a right.

September 27 | Social Justice Bermuda - A Conversation on Cannabis Legislation - The Medicinal Edition

Sunday September 27, 8:00 PM ADT:

A Conversation on Cannabis Legislation - The Medicinal Edition: Join Social Justice Bermuda on Facebook Live for a discussion on the proposed Cannabis legislation & how it will affect the community.

We will be joined on Facebook Live by healthcare practicioners Dr. Kyjuan Brown and Jennifer Lightbourne.

Have your voice heard!

Date: Sunday September 27
Time: 8pm
Location: Social Justice Bermuda Facebook Live

Watch the replay: https://www.facebook.com/SocialJusticeBM/videos/384363072739737

Visit the Cannabis Reform page on our website for more information.

September 22 | Social Justice Bermuda on The Daily Hour

Tuesday September 22, 8:00 AM ADT: Tune in to The Daily Hour Social Justice Bermuda on The Daily Hour as Social Justice Bermuda member Katura Horton-Perinchief discusses the SJB 2020 platform with hosts Jamel Hardtman, Carla Zuill and Shari-Lynn Pringle. https://thedailyhour.com

Watch the replay: https://youtu.be/HM9XeE5ZPlU

Download the SJB 2020 Platform in our Documents section.

August 9 | Carbon Collective - Ancient African History, Uniting Community, Kinetic Movement

Sunday 9th August, 7:30pm: Ancient African History, Uniting Community, Kinetic Movement - A Free Family Event at Astwood Cove hosted by Carbon Collective

August 9 | Department of Community and Cultural Affairs - Afterall Virtual Poetry Lounge

Saturday, 6pm: Afterall Virtual Poetry Lounge hosted by Department of Community and Cultural Affairs

Poets and spoken word artists will share their work on what this global pandemic has meant for Bermudians both at home and abroad. To submit a piece for consideration, WhatsApp video submissions to 333-8048 no later than August 4. To register for the lounge, email gsmawer@gov.bm for the Zoom link

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/709076669653656/

August 8 | Social Justice Bermuda, Mirrors and Imagine Bermuda - A Moment of Reflection

Saturday 8th August, 8:00pm: A Moment of Reflection - We invite the local community to pause for a moment of reflection on the 8th day of the 8th month at 8pm or 8 minutes to answer these questions:

  • What is 2020 calling up in Me?

  • What steps will I take to answer that call?

Share your thoughts on our Facebook page from 8.08pm. Use the #bermudareflections hashtag on Twitter and Instagram

August 8 | Bermuda National Library, Department of Community and Cultural Affairs and Empowered Me Wellness - The Stories we Tell our Children

Saturday 8th August, 12:00pm: The Stories we Tell our Children - Free Webinar hosted by Bermuda National Library, Department of Community and Cultural Affairs and Empowered Me Wellness - The Stories we Tell our Children

August 8 | Living Roots - Grounding and Connecting with Nature through Hiking

Saturday 8th August, 8:00am: Grounding and Connecting with Nature through Hiking (hosted by Living Roots)

August 6 | Department of Community and Cultural Affairs - Bermudian Heartbeats - Viewing of the Mashpee Nine Documentary

Thursday, 5pm: Bermudian Heartbeats - Viewing of the Mashpee Nine Documentary hosted by Department of Community and Cultural Affairs

In partnership with the Department of Community & Cultural Affairs, this is the second showing of the Mashpee Nine documentary.

Director Talia Landry will join in for Q&A after the film.

This event is FREE

This film is timely, as it depicts police violence that occurred with a group of Natives, paralleling what is happening to black Americans at the hands of the police.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/709076669653656/

August 5 | Bernews.com and Imagine Bermuda -Drawing From Our Legacy, Moving forward in Challenging Times

Wednesday, 7:30pm: Drawing From Our Legacy, Moving forward in Challenging Times, hosted by Bernews.com and Imagine Bermuda

August 4 | Social Justice Bermuda - I Marched. Now What?

This year has seen thousands of Bermuda residents take to the streets to protest racism and to stand in solidarity with the global Black Lives Matter movement. How do we ensure we can use this momentum to create real change?

Join us for an interactive dialogue about taking action and hear from four activists:

  • Juanae Crockwell of Social Justice Bermuda

  • Zakiya Johnson Lord of OUTBermuda and other international movements

  • Ryan Robinson Perinchief of Future Leaders Bermuda

  • Cordell Riley of C.U.R.B. - Citizens Uprooting Racism in Bermuda

Learn about their individual journey, the obstacles and benefits to organising and engaging in activism, and what inspires them to stay the course.

The goal of this session is to help participants start to plan and chart their personal engagement journeys.

Topic: Social Justice Bermuda Virtual Dialogue

Date: Aug 4, 2020

Time: 7:00 PM Atlantic/Bermuda

Location: Zoom

Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/92787715663?pwd=WVhodGVvZE5haVFrQWQ4dU1zZXNyQT09

Meeting ID: 927 8771 5663

Passcode: 817942


Join the Facebook event for updates and further information.

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July 22 | Social Justice Bermuda - DECOLONISING EDUCATION: A DISCUSSION (Postponed)

As part of our Education Reform efforts, Social Justice Bermuda are hosting a discussion with two Bermudian educators who have extensive experience in and knowledge of our public education system.

What would a decolonised education system look like? Celebrated retired Bermuda educators Ellen-Kate Horton and Dr. Joseph Christopher will share their expertise, talk about the evolution of our public education system, and what they believe needs to change.

POSTPONED - NEW DATE TBD

JUly 8 | AfricaNXT Forum - United We Stand

AfricaNXT Forum - United We Stand

A forum on building a global coalition and implementing community-based strategies to ensure Black people everywhere can live free, be safe, and prosper

Panel Discussion • Community-Led Roundtables • Strategy Sessions

PANEL SPEAKERS

• Andre M. Perry (US) - Fellow, Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institution

• Assa Traoré (France) - Activist, 2020 BET International Global Good Award recipient, Founder, “Justice for Adama” movement

• Monifa Bandele (US) - Policy Table Leader, Movement for Black Lives

• Nomsa Mazwai (South Africa) - Social Activist, Fulbright Scholar, Founder, #Funkitimwalking

• Yemi Adamolekun (Nigeria) - Executive Director, Enough is Enough

Community Roundtables Led By Grassroots Organizers from South Africa, Canada, Bermuda, Trinidad & Tobago, and the United States.

https://www.facebook.com/events/902457376941738/

June 28 | Social Justice Bermuda - A Conversation on Cannabis Legislation

A Conversation on Cannabis Legislation: Join Social Justice Bermuda on Facebook Live for a discussion on the proposed Cannabis legislation & how it will affect the community.

Have your voice heard!

Date: Sunday June 28th
Time: 6pm
Location: Social Justice Bermuda Facebook Live

Visit the Cannabis Reform page on our website to watch the replay and for more information.

June 15 | Youth Vision BDA - Insta Interviews

Community Event

Tune in tonight at 9pm for Insta Interviews with Desmond Crockwell @youthvisionbda #YouthVisionBDA.

Jovan Jordan-Whitter will speak on behalf of Social Justice Bermuda about social injustice and the impact on our black men in #Bermuda.

#EnoughIsEnough #BlackLivesMatter

Watch here: https://www.instagram.com/p/CBegmZ9BsrI/

Repost from @youthvisionbda

INSTA INTERVIEWS SPECIAL!!

A CALL TO ACTION!!

It is time to help!!!

It is time to network!! TONIGHT

MONDAY, JUNE 15

STARTING AT 9:00 p.m.

Instagram page @youthvisionbda

with Desmond Crockwell!


Our young people need your help!!

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

TUNE IN TONIGHT!!! Parents, neighbors, community members, teachers, grandparents, mentors, political officials, youth workers, clergy members and whomever else that cares, IT IS TIME TO NETWORK!!!! It is time to put our egos, arrogance, naivete, ignorance, selfishness and pride aside, because it does take a community (that cares about him/her) to raise a child (that cares about the community)... TUNE IN TONIGHT!!!

#liveinpeace

June 14 | Move Bermuda Forward & Women's Act - Stop The Disconnect

Community Event

Tune in tonight at 8PM for Stop The Disconnect – A discussion on violence against women in Bermuda hosted by Robyn Swan of Move Bermuda Forward and Dani Pen of WOMEN'S A.C.T GROUP.

Zoom ID: 750 0647 3841 Password: STOPBDA

June 13 | Social Justice Bermuda - #BLM March - Bermuda Remembers

Join us this Saturday to TAKE ACTION.

✊🏾 Social Justice Bermuda - Marching for Black Lives ✊🏾

🗣️ We march against racism, fascism, and police brutality around the world and here at home

📣 Come prepared to learn more about our action items & engage with us on next steps for the community

🖤 We march to remember Black heroes past, and prepare for a year of action by all people, to affirm that Black Lives Matter

📍 Location: Barr's Bay Park
📅 Date: Saturday, June 13, 2020
🕓 Time: 4:00 PM

Schedule

3:30 PM Speaker's Corner + Volunteer Sign Up
4:00 Welcome & Libation Poem
4:15 Honour National Heroes
--- Procession to Key Sites ---
4:30 Enterprise
5:00 When Voices Rise
5:45 Sally Bassett
--- Return to Barr's Bay Park ---
6:30 Grounding + Conclusion

😷 Wear a mask | 💧 Bring water | ☂️ Rain or shine

#BlackLivesMatter
#BlackLivesMatterBDA
#SayHerName
#HelpFindChavelle
#BermudaRemembers

Read our press statement about Saturday's event here!


June 13, 2020

June 3, 2020

June 1, 2020

June 7 | Black Lives Matter Bermuda - Peaceful Protest

Community Event

Social Justice Bermuda supports the Peaceful Protest on Sunday, June 7 organized by Black Lives Matter Bermuda in solidarity with the global #BlackLivesMatter movement.

We support any demonstration that is in solidarity with Black people across the diaspora. We support any protest that denounces the systems of white supremacy/Black oppression.

For more information about Black Lives Matter Bermuda:

Email: blacklivesbermuda@gmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/blmbermuda
Instagra
m: https://www.instagram.com/blacklivesbermuda20/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/blmbermuda

June 6 | Bermuda Government - Ask the AG

Community Event

We call for the abolition of a criminal justice system that disproportionately targets Black people. In Bermuda, this manifests as our jails being filled with Black people, many jailed for non-violent, marijuana-related crimes. We call for a full review with a goal to implementation of the 2019 Racial Justice Platform created by Citizens Uprooting Racism in Bermuda, including, but not limited to, the Legalization of Cannabis.

We believe it is important to encourage public participation in democratic process and have their say with regards to any changes in law, and so we encourage all to tune in tonight at 7:30 PM on The Government of Bermuda’s Facebook page for “Ask the Attorney General” as she answers your questions about the newly introduced Cannabis legislation.

Watch here: https://www.facebook.com/BermudaGovernment/videos/569007567138308/

#BlackLivesMatter #BlackLivesMatterBDA #CannabisReform #MarijuanaLaws #CannabisLegislation #SocialJusticeBDA

Repost from @bermudagovernment

Post your questions about the #cannabis legislation for #bermuda. Watch the A-G tonight as she answers your questions live at www.Facebook.com/BermudaGovernment starting at 7:30pm.


June 3 | Social Justice Bermuda - We Take Action... Again

We take action... again! Join us on June 3.

4:00 PM at the Arboretum for sign-making / petition signing

5:00 PM at the US Consulate for Protest

Wear a mask | Stay 6 feet apart | Bring water (and snacks if you need them) | Rain or shine

Sign the petition online: http://chng.it/KKJPwqbN

#RejectRizzuto #ICantBreathe #BlackLivesMatterBDA

June 1 | Social Justice Bermuda - We Take Action

We Take Action June 1 starting at 2 PM at the Arboretum (sign making and petition signing).

5 PM, we march to the US Consulate.

Wear a mask, stay 6 feet apart, bring water. Rain or shine.

#RejectRizzuto #BlackLivesMatterBDA #ICantBreathe #BlackLivesMatter #Bermuda