“Murder in Paradise” Academic Lecture Series

The second and final part of Bermuda College’s fall lecture series, Murder in Paradise returns Nov. 29, with a “draft discussion paper outlining the causes and solutions to this provocative topic.”

A spokesperson said: “Necheeka Trott, president of the faculty association, working in conjunction with the lecture series committee, said this latest installment will complete the multi-faceted perspective on this chronic and complex issue of the homicide crisis among young black men plaguing our community.”

“There will be two presentations: Ras Mykkal, social commentator and community activist; and Camille Creary, a passionate social worker and advocate for people entangled in systemic social injustice. They will each bring their expertise and their unique personal perspective on the subject, having worked daily with this particular demographic group.

“We felt it was important to bring as broad a perspective as possible to this issue to ensure that this is not just an academic exercise, but a community-based and community-driven exercise” , she said.

The spokesperson said: “In September, the lecture series featured an integrated panel discussion on academic minds and the judiciary, but also heard from incarcerated perpetrators of crime and a victim of crime. In a promised follow-up to the first public forum, the focus is on possible social causes and community solutions that will be presented in a discussion paper next Tuesday evening, in what organizers promise will be an engaging and interactive session.

“The in-person event takes place Tuesday, November 29 at 6 p.m. at the North Hall Lecture Theater G301. It will also be broadcast live on the Order’s YouTube channel and Facebook platform.

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Angela C. Hale