COMMUNITY OUTREACH AND SPECIAL PROJECTS
The Commonwealth Writers of The Bahamas prides itself on giving back to the community and reaching out to as many Bahamian youth as possible. Therefore, we partake in various cultural events and hold a few of our own. In the past year, TCWB has put on workshops; partook in an International Women's Day, held at the Elizabeth Estates Library; and privately assisted those in need of writing mentorship.
Denardo Hepburn performs at the International Women's Day Workshop at the Elizabeth Estates Library.
The Pompey Project is an all encapsulating project. Named after a seminal, black, enslaved Bahamian –Pompey– it seeks to spread awareness not only about Pompey and his plight, but also shed light on the plight of other prominent enslaved Bahamians such as Kate and Dick Deveaux; disseminate information regarding enslaved revolts in The Bahamas; and fill in the cultural gaps created by missing enslaved discourse in our nation.
Enslaved Bahamians of the early 19th century were among some of most unruly in the Caribbean. I suppose that’s where our “biggitiness” as a nation derives.
Through a motion picture –Pompey: A Slave's Revolt– we begin our journey of educating Bahamians and the world about our unique slave history.