Apply Digital stands with the Black Lives Matters and the Stop Asian Hate movements
March 23, 2021
Racism, hatred, and discrimination must not be tolerated. We stand in solidarity with the Asian community and condemn the revolting acts of violence and xenophobia that are occurring around the globe. This bigotry extends beyond what we’ve seen in the United States as hate crimes against Asian communities in Canada rose to heights not seen in years.
We at Apply Digital are not experts in battling hate, but we are working diligently toward becoming an anti-racist organization. We will be spending time this year on learning, growing, and undoing implicit biases. We know that diversity is a strength.
We also know there is always more work to be done. Below is a list of resources and organizations that need our support now.
June 11, 2020
From George Floyd and Regis Korchinski-Paquet to the millions of black lives ended much too soon, we want to make it clear that we firmly believe that Black Lives Matter.
We’ve stayed silent as we’ve listened, absorbed, and reflected inwards on the events and protests that have defined the global reaction to Mr. Floyd’s death. Now we’re ready to take this reflection and transform it into social impact and internal initiatives that support and stand for equality and justice.
We want to unequivocally state that whether it’s in Canada, the USA, or anywhere else we work, Apply Digital has no tolerance for racism, prejudice, marginalization, or repression. To amplify this belief, we are currently taking two more steps to protect, support, and promote BIPOC in our communities:
- We are expanding our social impact work and are actively researching equality-focused organizations to help in Vancouver, Toronto, NYC, and LA, both financially and with labour.
- We are recruiting a recognized third party to audit our internal policies and assist us in reforming them from ‘not racist’ to ‘anti-racist’.
Along with the above steps we will keep on working on improving ourselves and finding ways to have a positive impact in our communities.