The major coffee chain is closing all of its Canadian stores and offices on Monday at 2:30 p.m.
The motive is to give unconscious bias training to all the employees.
They’ll reopen the next day.
Around 175,000 employees of more than 8,000 U.S. stores already being given unconscious bias training on May 29
This temporary closure comes after two black men, Donte Robinson and Rashon Nelson, were arrested in Philadelphia at a Starbucks on April 12, after employees at the location called 911 after denying permission to both using washrooms in the coffee shop.
The arrest prompted protests against the coffee giant, as some customers present there say the men weren’t doing anything wrong.
Both Robinson and Nelson reached a settlement agreement with Starbucks & received apologies from Philadelphia’s police commissioner and Starbucks’s CEO Kevin Johnson