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SUADA set to host reconciliation webinar with Koori Mail CEO and Macquarie Uni professor

Koori Mail chief executive officer, Naomi Moran, and Macquarie University academic, Distinguished Professor Bronwyn Carlson, are hosting a webinar for comms and PR professionals to talk about reconciliation and racism. The webinar is being hosted by PR agency SUADA.

The announcement:

Two prominent First Nations leaders will advise PR and communications professionals this Reconciliation Week in a webinar to tackle racism and strengthen work towards reconciliation.

Naomi Moran, CEO of Australia’s leading Indigenous newspaper, the Koori Mail, and renowned Indigenous academic, Distinguished Professor Bronwyn Carlson, will explore the role of PR and communications professionals in reconciliation and identify what steps can be taken to create a more inclusive, equitable future.

Hosted by good-purpose PR agency, SUADA, the one-hour webinar will explore the role of language and communications in reconciliation, what accountability looks like when it comes to brands and communications professionals tackling racism online, the difference between tokenistic and meaningful brand allyship, and what communications professionals need to do better to play a more active role in reconciliation.

The webinar will be hosted by non-Indigenous woman and CEO of SUADA, Naomi Brooker, who has been working closely with Indigenous organisations and leaders for more than a decade. Naomi is also completing her PhD on the impact of racial literacy on the performance of C-suite executives.

“The PR and communications industry is glaringly non-Indigenous – and the knock on effect is really problematic. We’re telling the stories of brands and organisations through a white lens, with a predominately white perspective, and we’re also the main liaison with mainstream media, which directly influences what stories are told and how,” said Naomi.

“Now is the time for collective action in the media and communications industry to advance reconciliation. My hope is that this webinar will take steps to do just that.”

The webinar will be hosted live on Wednesday 29 May at 1.30pm AEST. Register for the event here: https://tinyurl.com/yck9mw3e

Source: SUADA

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