The PRSSA and Finn Partners Program Experience — Part 1

The PRSSA and Finn Partners Program Experience — Part 1

Last year, I wrote an article about how unpaid internships perpetuate the racial wealth gap inequity and therefore prevent the PR industry from becoming more diverse. To address this issue, PRSSA teamed up with Finn Partners to launch a two-day mentorship program for diverse members, called “Partners for Diversity: The Internship Preview.” The program aimed to expose students to various […]

Standing in Solidarity with the AAPI Community to #StopAsianHate

Standing in Solidarity with the AAPI Community to #StopAsianHate

Hate crimes against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have increased exponentially over the course of the pandemic due to racially charged and xenophobic rhetoric expressed by people such as former President Donald Trump, who has publicly referred to COVID-19 as the “Chinese Virus”.  Comments such as those referring to COVID-19 as the “Chinese Virus” are very damaging to the AAPI […]

Please, Don’t Tell Me “Happy Women’s Day”

Please, Don’t Tell Me “Happy Women’s Day”

Editor’s note: The following article contains graphic content. This is what we’ve heard hundreds of times on March 8 in Argentina. Women are asking not to get told, “Happy Women’s Day,” nor to receive flowers. Instead, they say, “We will be happy the day that no one is missing.” To understand the reason for this statement (that I know for […]

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 […]

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 […]