That's theme of our May 10-13 convention for religion communicators across North America. The convention, sponsored by the Associated Church Press (ACP), Canadian Christian Communicators Association (CCCA), Religion Communicators Council (RCC) and Anabaptist Communicators (AC), will take place online.
“As religion communicators, we know we mostly come from certain racial and identity groups,” said convention organizer and ACP executive director Gregg Brekke. “If we are to fully represent the wide scope of life in Canada and the U.S. today, we need to find better and more diverse ways of telling stories, and of engaging new story tellers.”
Opening keynote speaker Kristin Nicole Henning of Georgetown Law School, will address attendees on topics of identifying and addressing racial bias. Other workshop and plenary speakers include Dr. Bay-ling Sha of California State University, whose primary research examines the intersection of identity and public relations; Osheta Moore, author of the book Dear White Peacemaker; Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II and Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis who will speak to their use of social media in activism; and a panel discussion on diversity in the newsroom.
In addition to these sessions, the convention will feature workshops on editorial, marketing and technology issues such as Solutions Journalism—or how to cover stories in constructive and non-polarizing ways; developing a social media personality for your publication or organization; and strategic communication management for marketing and public relations, and more.
Cost: $95 (group discounts available)
More information about speakers and workshops: rcconvention.org/schedule