PRSA Puget Sound May Newsflash
Words matter: Stand up against COVID19 anti-Asian rhetoric
Alicia Lawver, APR; President, PRSA Puget Sound
In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Month, PRSA Puget Sound stands in support and solidarity with our Asian American members, neighbors, friends and colleagues. We condemn the recent anti-Asian racism and rhetoric that has been increasing during the global COVID-19 pandemic. As communicators and public relations professionals, we know: Words matter. Continue Reading
Notes & Noteworthy
- Join PRSA using code CHAPTER2020 and receive a free one-year membership in the Puget Sound Chapter (plus get the initiation/reinstatement fee waived). Restrictions apply. Join here.
- For times that we don't have all the answers, PRSA offers an online open forum accessible to members—free of cost—to seek and share advice, best practices, and knowledge. It’s also a helpful virtual tool in making connections and networking with those outside your immediate community. In addition to real-time feedback and insight about emerging topics like COVID-19, the platform functions as a searchable archive, allowing users access to the wealth of past knowledge and discussion. And if you don’t have time to read it all, members can sign up for daily and weekly email digests of activity.
- Applications for PRSA scholarships were extended to May 29! Apply for the Sally Heet Memorial Scholarship and/or the Horace and Susie Revels Cayton Scholarship. Each scholarship is worth up to $3,000 and honors outstanding college students pursuing a career in public relations. Learn more and apply.
- The Crisis Communications page houses resources and best practices in the form of articles, blog posts, upcoming and on-demand webinars and advocacy collateral. Continually updated, we encourage you to check back often.
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