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Diversity in communications panel discussion is Feb. 26


Four speakers will discuss the lack of diversity and inclusion in the communications industry at a panel at Ohio University on Tuesday, February 26 at 7 p.m. in Schoonover 145.

As a part of the “make it DIVERSE.” campaign, the panel aims to open discussion about the challenges communications professionals from diverse backgrounds face every day.

Speakers will include David Albritton of General Motors Defense LLC, Shanikka Flinn of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee of PRSA of Central Ohio, Dr. Eddith Dashiell of the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism and Natalie D’Apolito of Ohio University’s chapter of the Association for Women in Communications.

The “make it DIVERSE.” campaign was created by the Scripps Chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America’s Bateman Competition Team on behalf of the PRSA Foundation. The PRSA Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote diversity among communications professionals and companies so that they can best serve the public good and address the needs of a diverse world.

The PRSA Foundation recently released Diverse Voices: Profiles in Leadership, a book designed to help communications leaders and professionals better understand the challenges faced by minorities in the field. The book, published in partnership with the Museum of Public Relations, features interviews with more than 40 multicultural corporate and PR agency leaders.