People are amazing and the complexities of each person’s identity are remarkable. As PR professionals, we have the opportunity – and the responsibility – to honor the extraordinary diversity around us. One way you can do this is to join the conversation about personal pronouns.
It can be a challenge to know the latest on inclusive language and how to incorporate it into your work. Fortunately, Crystal Borde wrote “Why Educating Employees on Inclusive Language Matters” for PRsay.
Staying accountable to DEI efforts is possibly the highest way change can be affected, not only internally, but also externally as the movement itself is concerned. By viewing all DEI communications as an accountability tool, communicators will stay well-balanced by promoting the cause, not the company, consequentially making a much larger impact overall.
The question about how to define diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) is common. In fact, PRSA recently shared a survey from the Institute for Public Relations Center for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and The Wakeman Agency to study how people define DEI and what that entails within their organizations.
This week, PRSA launched its Voices4Everyone program. As a took a quick peek at the Voices4Everyone website, I liked that each of these focus areas has a deeper dive that includes things like programs, thought leadership, learning, ways to get involved, toolkits and resources to help us better understand the issues and find ways to meaningfully engage them.
What’s trending on PRsay right now? In a word: diversity. Here are some of the most recent posts from the blog.
As communicators and trusted advisers, we have a unique responsibility to advocate for racial justice inside our organizations and those of our clients, and also communicate through a racial justice lens.
The public relations industry has continued to evolve with technology and time but now more than ever we must evolve our role as advocates. Global Diversity Awareness Month is a perfect time to reflect, equip and reassess how we can show up as allies that champion diversity through inclusive and equitable communications. TheContinue reading “October is Global Diversity Awareness Month”
PRSA Oregon is committed to building a diverse, inclusive and equitable society. We understand and uphold these values as chapter members, through our work and while serving our communities. We believe this commitment will strengthen the public relations profession and help us thrive as individual practitioners. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee Led by the CommitteeContinue reading “Better together”
PRSA Oregon is the state’s leading professional development association for public relations and communications professionals. We value and are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion and being a professional organization that is welcoming to all. As was widely published, in December 2018, the DoubleTree Hotel in Portland evicted Mr. Jermaine Massey, an African American hotelContinue reading “PRSA Oregon Statement in Response to DoubleTree Portland Incident”