Diversity, Equity & Inclusion is still important
As communication professionals we believe that we must proactively speak truth to power and take a “seat at the table.” Our world is shifting, and we must do more than just respond: We must be leaders.
Kim Clark, a DEI thinker and strategist, is only one of the many resources we provide in our Chapter's wide diversity spectrum of DEI resources.
In a recent newsletter she noted, "DEI is being framed as a bad term...DEI wasn't understood enough to anchor the work into the core capabilities of the organization...The previous ways of talking about DEI in a performative, check-the-box way are over."
Our Chapter believes that the communicator’s role will be a catalyst that encourages dialogue and demonstrates human dignity within our profession. We must:
- improve how marginalized groups are represented in marketing, news, and media
- amplify the voices of our members, peer organizations, company leaders, employees, and stakeholders who are members of marginalized groups
- provide content that celebrates and supports diversity throughout the communication field
- be courageous and step outside of our comfort zones with intention, conviction, and action
- use our skills, our compassion, our networks, and our resources to emphasize the decisions we recommend or make
Have you signed our Declaration & Commitment yet?
Read (or re-read) and sign our Communication Professionals' Declaration for Diverse and Inclusive Impact.