Let’s Talk About Equity, Diversity and Inclusion – IABC/BC SIG Session
- 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
- Online event
- November 24, 2020
About this event
2020 has been a time of multiple crises.
While COVID-19 has impacted us all, research shows that the pandemic is impacting marginalized communities at disproportionately higher levels. It has also brought to the forefront other crises involving systemic racism that have been present for much longer, such as Black Lives Matter, Indigenous Rights and Reconciliation, xenophobia against immigrants and people of Asian descent, and ever present micro- and macro-aggressions against BIPOC individuals and communities. There have also been disparate impacts on members of the LGBTQIA2+ communities and persons with disabilities.
In the face of all these challenges and important conversations, how can we better support EDI movements within IABC and the communications field as a whole? As professional communicators, how can we ensure that we are supporting and empowering a diversity of perspectives and voices through our work and from within our organisations?
We hope you can join us for our first EDI SIG session, where our goal is to provide a safe and trusting space to share our experiences and learn from one another, to identify opportunities for actionable change as a collective, and to conceptualize follow-up EDI SIG sessions. This initial conversation will be broad and open-ended in regards to the topics that we discuss so we can identify the issues that are important to us as a group. We will also be hosting a survey to gather more insight and feedback from our membership. Our aim is to host a series of these conversations to delve deeper to address EDI issues within our institutions and move beyond good intentions towards tangible initiatives, so that we can transform our culture into one that is truly more equitable, diverse, and inclusive for everyone.
All are welcome and encouraged to participate.
Thank you for joining the conversation and coming on this journey with us.
- Date: November 24, 2020
- Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Pacific Standard Time
- Format: A small group conversation-style session hosted virtually.
Due to the intimate conversation-style format of these sessions, space is limited, so sign up soon!
- Members: Free
- Non-Members: $10
- Student Members: Free
- Student Non-Members: $5
Please note that the Zoom link will be emailed to you the day before the event. If you have any questions, please email sigs(at)iabc.bc.ca.
Special Interest Groups (SIGs) are small, informal gatherings currently held online via Zoom, where like-minded communicators meet to connect and exchange knowledge around relevant, emerging topics within the communications community. There is no charge for IABC/BC members, and a nominal fee for non-members.