ABIR donates 100 books to Bermudian schools in diversity drive

01-03-2021

ABIR donates 100 books to Bermudian schools in diversity drive

The Association of Bermuda Insurers and Reinsurers (ABIR) has donated more than 100 copies of Dr. Ibram X. Kendi’s How to be an Antiracist to 14 local public and private, middle and high schools, the Bermuda College and Bermuda public libraries. 

The donation follows the ABIR-sponsored fireside chat titled How To Be An Anti-Racist between AIG Bermuda’s country manager, Catherine Duffy and Professor Kendi, an historian.

Duffy, who chairs ABIR’s diversity, equity and inclusion committee, said the book will help promote diversity, equity and inclusion within the Bermuda community. 

”How to be an Antiracist” 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,” she said.

 Stacey-Lee Williams, director of diversity, equity and inclusion at Somersfield Academy, said the books are a valuable addition to the school library. “Diversity and Social Justice has always been part of the Somersfield mission,” she said. 

Students enrolled in the ABIR-sponsored Bermuda College course, Special Topics in Insurance, also received a free copy of the book. 

This ABIR partnership with Bermuda College and St. John’s University, launched on January 18 and continues through April 2021. On April 26, 2021 the course will host a discussion titled Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Re/insurance, featuring Judy Gonsalves, division president at Chubb Bermuda and Ivy Kusinga, chief culture and talent officer at Chubb. 

 

Association of Bermuda Insurers and Reinsurers, ABIR, Catherine Duffy, Ibram X. Kendi, AIG, Stacey-Lee Williams, Somersfield Academy

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