The Philadelphia Public Relations Association is hosting a panel discussion on “Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Public Relations and Beyond” on June 30, 2020 from 12-1 p.m. ET.
The purpose of this event is to serve as a productive and positive space for open dialogue about the pervasive issues of race throughout the public relations profession and our shared responsibility to ensure our organizations serve as allies to uplift communities of color. Please bring your most pressing questions and topics for discussion so that we may all listen and learn together in an effort to take steps forward toward positive change.
Participants must register by close of business on Monday, June 29, 2020.
A key takeaway during the panel discussion was how to use your power toward diversity, equity and inclusion. Blu Lotus President Sabrina Ram recommended the following:
1) Hold your vendors, agencies and consultants accountable for hiring diverse staff.
2) If you’re in the position to hire staff, look for diverse candidates.
3) If you’re an employee, advocate for more diverse staff in your organization.
4) If you’re a PR or Marketing agency offering diversity communications, make sure your team has diverse staff members.