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Rogers hosts “unapologetically black” event for employees

The biggest Telecom in Canada will be participating in a “unapologetically black” event.

The event is being hosted on May 25, 2023 in the Toronto area and is only welcomes employees to attend.

The event is allegedly titled: “Unapologetically black disrupting anti-black racism from within powered by Black Leadership Council”

According to the details leaked to BC Rise, it appears Rogers believes its employees are racist and it wants to preach “anti-Black racism from within allyships, advocacy and co-conspirators in the workplace.”

Speakers will include the “Black Leadership Council” and Rogers senior leadership along with guest speaker Dr. Andrew B. Campbell.

According to Dr. Andrew B. Campbell’s website he is an “Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream in Leadership for Racial Justice in Education in the Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning (CTL) at the University of Toronto – Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE).”

The event hosts will also be commemorate the 3 year anniversary death of George Floyd in the United States and the “progress” they made to achieve their pledge to the “Black North Initiative.”

George Floyd died during an interaction with police and whom also had an extensive violent criminal history and spent time behind bars.

BC Rise reached out to Rogers Communications for more details about the event and its Black Leadership Council. BC Rise also asked what data Rogers has to suggest there is “anti-black racism” in the workplace at Rogers and Shaw for these initiatives to be needed. To date Rogers has not responded to our inquires.

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Jordan is a casual reporter for BC Rise


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