Dear WagJag Members,
We know that we haven't come out and shown support against atrocities towards our friends in the Black community. We are sorry that this message did not come sooner.
Silence is NOT an option. Silence is complicity.
Black Lives Matter.
We remember and mourn for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Philando Castile, Trayvon Martin, and the countless others that have been ripped away from their families as a result of police brutality that is further perpetuated by a culture entrenched with discrimination. A disproportionate number of Black, Indigenous, and POC are treated with suspicion or violence every day, which cannot be described as simply due to a few “bad apples” in our society. This systemic racism must be stopped.
We believe that words without action are just words, and we are taking action! We know which side we are on, and know that it isn't sufficient to keep our stance to ourselves. From everyone at the WagJag team, we want it to be known that we stand with those who have spoken out for their rights, those who have spoken out against injustice, inequality, marginalization, and oppression because of their skin colour. Enough Is Enough. It's time for us all to take a stand against racism and racial inequality for the Black, Indigenous, and POC members of our community and the world.
This is an ongoing process, and we want to hold ourselves accountable and make sure that we do our part to make progress and lasting positive change in our community.
We said it before and we hold ourselves to this: we want to assure you that we will continue to be committed to having a positive impact in our community. With an eye to creating opportunities for change in the province of local businesses, we have made a donation to CEE Centre For Young Black Professionals
We have done our best to collect some resources to learn about and support anti-racism. We hope that you join us in showing our support. Click here