Join Sandra Boone For Equity Concerns for Communications Professionals
Nonprofit communicators must make decisions every day about everything from what words/pictures we use and whose story we share in our marketing materials to whether our websites will be fully accessible to all people. While it is not always felt, this means communicators have power in organizations, and we should, therefore feel a responsibility to centralize equity concerns and the needs of our audiences in our communications planning, strategies, and tactics.
Many nonprofit communicators feel they want to do more around DEI issues in their communications, but they are uncertain of what to do for fear of making mistakes. Join this conversation for an opportunity to talk to other communicators about the equity questions you have and the choices you make in your work.
About the Facilitator:
|Sandra Boone is a Communications Specialist at the University of Minnesota's Global Programs and Strategy Alliance where she works primarily with the International Student and Scholar Services office and the Immigration Response Team. Sandra graduated this summer with a Master's in Strategic Communication and minor in Literacy & Rhetorical Studies from the University of Minnesota's Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communications. For her final Capstone Research, Sandra examined the communications practices of anti-trafficking organizations as an avenue to explore the need for ethical/equitable storytelling practices that ensure communicators balance the needs of their organizations with a deeper responsibility to respect, honor, and consider the best interests of the individuals whose stories they share. Sandra previously served as the Board Secretary and Managing Blog Editor for YNPN-TC.|
This year's Cafe Conversations is completely virtual! Each event will be hosted online. Before the event keep an eye out for the link.