PRSA NJ Courageous Conversations: Putting Diversity & Inclusion Into Action – Free webinar series

PRSA New Jersey in partnership with the New Jersey YMCA State Alliance is hosting a series of webinars on hot-button Diversity & Inclusion topics to explore the impact of diversity in the PR field and throughout various industries. This program will help uncover unconscious biases and practices, as well as ways they impact overall communications and diverse colleagues. 

Why Images and Words Matter: Cultural Competency and Messaging

Thursday, December 10, 2020

12:00pm – 1:00pm

via Zoom Meeting; link provided upon registration


Cultural competence is the ability to comprehend, interact, and communicate with individuals regardless of their cultural background. In today’s cultural moment where organizations and individuals are acknowledging systems of oppression, communicators need to shift from awareness to action. While knowing better is important, the act of applying such knowledge and doing better is what stakeholders are now demanding.


This webinar is designed to assist communications by providing them with the tools to identify biases, and better interrogate the ways in which these show up in their communication and marketing practices.


What You Will Learn

  • Why awareness of systemic oppression is important and how it shows up in communication practices
  • Anti-bias and inclusion building in communication as a standard practice
  • Using language and images that cultivate inclusion and belonging



  • Anthony Carter, retired VP of Diversity & Inclusion, Johnson & Johnson
  • Dr. Joseanne Cudjoe, Black Body Politics and Digital Humanities Scholar
  • Justin Kemerling, Activist and Designer, Justin Kemerling Design Co.



  • Keisha Dabrowski, Associate Vice Chancellor Administration and Engagement at Rutgers


To register for this free event, please click here


For more information on this series, please click here: Diversity & Inclusion Webinar Series Flyer.

Learn more about the New Jersey YMCA State Alliance at www.njymca.org.

To learn more, visit https://prsanj.org/category/upcoming-events/

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