Black History Month Spotlight: Communicating While Black After 2020

Black History Month Spotlight: Communicating While Black After 2020

Black Lives Matter. This should be obvious, yet last spring led to these three words screaming loudly in the consciousness of the United States of America. The country (and the world) was facing a surging coronavirus pandemic, yet we were in the midst of what some called a “second pandemic” — one of racism and the unjust treatment of people […]

Investing in the Future of Public Relations: UTA PRSSA Launches Diversity Fund

Investing in the Future of Public Relations: UTA PRSSA Launches Diversity Fund

Adapted Diversity Fund Graphic courtesy of Chelsea Akpan, a UTA alumna. The events from the last few years that have caused outrage and called for social justice serve as a wakeup call to everyone. This past summer when the entire country witnessed the unjust killing of George Floyd and social movements took center stage, the University of Texas at Arlington’s […]

Black History Month Spotlight- Black or Best?

Black History Month Spotlight- Black or Best?

Have you ever felt entitled to something because of your race? Do you feel that you deserve a seat in a top company because you are Black? Perhaps, Black History Month might be a rare occasion to reflect on our rightful place as “Black people”. This year’s theme on “The Black Family: Representation, Identity and Diversity”, definitely presents an impetus […]

Student Insight- PRSSA Celebrates National Native American Heritage Month

Student Insight- PRSSA Celebrates National Native American Heritage Month

The Combatting Misconceptions and Overcoming Challenges Confirmation Panel, celebrating Native American Heritage Month, was an eye-opening conversation about the obstacles, experiences and stereotypes Native Americans encounter in the media and in the public relations field. When I first saw this panel advertised on Twitter, I was immediately intrigued. I had never seen PRSSA or PRSA do an online event like […]

ICON 2020 Session Highlight- Inclusion and Addressing Imposter Syndrome

ICON 2020 Session Highlight- Inclusion and Addressing Imposter Syndrome

This post is part of PRSSA’s ICON 2020 coverage. Be sure to check out our student recaps on Progressions as well as other coverage on PRSay,the official blog of PRSA. Corporate diversity and inclusion have been hot topics for the past few years and lately have gained more attention through social justice movements like Black Lives Matter. Major companies have listened […]