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Parker Leads Community Discussion on Communications and Social Justice

Gary Parker sitting on a stage moderating a panel

On January 20, 2018, Gary Parker, Associate Dean of External Affairs and Director of the Clark-Fox Policy Institute at the Brown School, moderated a panel discussion hosted by the Community Service Public Relations Council (CSPRC) titled Aligning Our Work with Action: Communicating During Times of Unrest and Uncertainty.

Parker led the group through a conversation addressing racial disparities in the region, how nonprofits and other organizations can address these issues and connect with their audiences, and how communications professionals might rethink their roles in light of today’s social justice challenges. Parker also advised that, “Discussions on racism should not be solely driven by our colleagues and friends of color. As white people, it is incumbent upon us to use our privilege to advance social justice and racial equity.”

 

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