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PR & Law - Cam and Ewan EPISODE 21, 1st September 2020
Episode #21: Communications During Racial Unrest, Comparing Convention Speeches, Hair Discrimination, and NBA Players Take a Stand

Episode #21: Communications During Racial Unrest, Comparing Convention Speeches, Hair Discrimination, and NBA Players Take a Stand

What a week! Another senseless killing of a black man in America by law enforcement, an historic boycott by NBA players, more violent protests in U.S. cities, and the 2020 Republican National Convention thrown in too. We get through all of it, looking for PR wins and tough lessons, particularly for companies looking to find the right words to communicate to their employees, the community, and their customers.

Then Ewan dives into hairstyles, and why a growing number of U.S. states and Canadian provinces have already made clear that employers can't discriminate based on hairstyle. He explains what this means for both employers and employees.

Plus: why the NHL was a day late from their NBA counterparts in boycotting games, E. Jean Carrol's remarkable story and new series with The Atlantic, and even a reminder to be on the lookout for colorectal cancer in light of the tragic death of Chadwick Boseman.

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Hosts

Ewan Christie is an employment lawyer and partner at Duntrune LLP in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Cam MacMurchy is a corporate communications executive with a multinational technology company listed in Hong Kong and curator of the Digital Bits PR and Communications newsletter. He also writes his own blog.