11 03, 2021

Women’s History Month: A Crash Course on Women PR Trailblazers

By |2021-03-11T21:56:48-05:00March 11th, 2021|Categories: Diversity, Leadership, Women's Month|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

First off, let me say Happy Women's History Month! It is important to celebrate how far women have come in history and critical to learn about the women who changed history for the next generation. Think about it: when was the last time you learned about a female public relations pioneer in your public relations [...]

29 01, 2021

Tour with Javon Dobbs from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation

By |2021-01-29T21:54:32-05:00January 29th, 2021|Categories: Diversity, Tour|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

GVPRSSA 1/22/21 Tour: Javon Dobbs Starting 2021 Off Right The virtual tours started off on a high note this semester, with our first virtual interview of 2021 with Javon Dobbs. Even on his paternal leave, Javon was gracious enough to take time away from his family to speak with Grand Valley State University's Public Relations [...]

23 10, 2020

The Pint Sized Protest: Corporate Social Responsibility with Ben & Jerry’s

By |2020-10-23T20:11:44-04:00October 23rd, 2020|Categories: Diversity, Ethics, Media, Restaurant PR|0 Comments

You’ve seen the news, the media, the protests. What you do with your voice amidst social justice movements is entirely your decision. At Ben & Jerry’s, using business power to voice progressive beliefs is at the core of their brand mission. You may know Ben & Jerry’s as simply an indulgent ice cream company. However, [...]

16 07, 2020

Pushing for Conversation

By |2020-07-16T22:07:24-04:00July 16th, 2020|Categories: Diversity, Ethics|0 Comments

Here we are, in the middle of a global pandemic, and at the very beginning of an undoubtedly, justified, powerful racial movement. These times are flooded with varying controversial and uncontroversial emotions by impassioned citizens who some have kept quiet and some have shared.  One of the main conversations of today is deciphering the means [...]

3 07, 2020

Being An Ally For Black Lives, Especially in PR

By |2020-07-03T20:43:04-04:00July 3rd, 2020|Categories: BLM, Diversity, Ethics|0 Comments

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few weeks (and centuries of racism),  you have seen social media plastered with the Black Lives Matter movement. Long overdue for black voices to be heard and fought for, white people cannot simply stand back and watch. Silence has allowed black lives to be killed [...]

25 06, 2020

A PR Perspective on Pride Month and Supporting the LGBTQ+ Community

By |2020-06-25T22:05:29-04:00June 25th, 2020|Categories: Diversity|0 Comments

As June 2020 comes to a close, so does this year’s National Pride Month. Pride Month 2020 has truly been one for the history books. On June 15th, 2020, a Supreme Court ruling declared that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 applies to discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Simply put, gay, bisexual, [...]

7 11, 2019

Diversity in PR

By |2019-11-11T14:35:24-05:00November 7th, 2019|Categories: Diversity|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

By: Riley Youngs (@YRileyAnne) Cultural awareness Receiving a negative review or worse creating some type of scandal is not the way to begin a conversation about diversity. Beginning with awareness, take initiative to educate yourself and others about cultural diversity. Social media and the internet, in general, have made it difficult to shelter your awareness. Conversations [...]

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