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The ABCs of DEI Communications


February 26, 2021
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Join PRSA Puget Sound for a discussion on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) best practices for internal communications, led by Shanita Baraka Akintonde, the 2019 National Chair of the PRSA Diversity and Inclusion Committee. Shanita will share proven formulas for handling microaggressions, unconscious bias in internal communications, and embracing a diverse workplace.

Shanita is a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion TEDx speaker, trainer, and consultant who utilizes 25 years of academic, branding, and communication experience. Making history as the first Multicultural Advertising Internship Program (MAIP) awardee from Columbia College Chicago where she has taught marketing and communication courses for the past 22 years, she also was the inaugural recipient of The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Multicultural Diversity Scholarship. She is a celebrated professor, podcast host, author, and professional speaker with clients including McDonald’s, Coca-Cola, Sprite, and Procter & Gamble.

Participation in this virtual event is free, however, advance registration is required. Upon registration, you will receive an email with access instructions. If you do not receive the email within one hour of registering, please check your junk mail folder, then email programs /at/ Donations to PRSA Puget Sound to defray event expenses are gratefully accepted and can be made during registration.




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