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RISE Conference 2023
May 26 @ 8:00 am - May 27 @ 5:00 pm
The only journalism conference in Canada focused on celebrating journalists of colour and reimagining an equitable future for the industry
About this event
Why you should attend RISE.
If you’re excited for change in our industry, then RISE is for you. Conference programming will be geared towards helping racialized journalists in Canada level up their careers, and will focus on skills development to prepare them for the future of journalism.
Both CABJ and CJOC want the media industry to truly represent Canada’s racial diversity, fulfilling our country’s commitment to multiculturalism. But oftentimes, we are “the only one” in predominantly white newsrooms. RISE is an opportunity to address our shared experiences and not feel so alone.
We are also committed to seeing an ongoing, industry-wide conversation about equity and anti-racism. CABJ, CJOC and our partners feel strongly that the need for policies around diversity, equity and inclusion should go beyond committees and band-aid solutions. This is what inspired our joint Canadian Media Diversity: Calls to Action document released in January 2020. We believe this kind of change begins at the top, so we plan to continue leading frank and solutions-focused discussions at the conference.