The Public Relations Society of America East Central District is appalled by the events leading to the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and so many other members of our Black community. We condemn all acts of racism. We dedicate ourselves as communicators to stand in solidarity with our Black members, Black colleagues, Black students, and the Black community at large to promote the principles of equality. We pledge our support to convene people for solutions and to listen in order to empower change in our communities. Furthermore, we resolve to do our best as advocates to bring truth to power, act always with justice, and to commit ourselves to an essential role in resolving systemic racism.
*Please stay tuned in the coming days for programming designed to help our District, PRSA Chapters and PRSSA Chapters fulfill this statement. Thank you to our 17 PRSA Chapters for contributing to this statement.