ComNetworkNY: Communicating Without Stereotypes: Getting Smart on Gender and Race

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm EDT
Ford Foundation; 1440 Broadway, NYC 10018
Members of PNY & Partner Orgs: 
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*This gathering is intended for communications managers and directors, as well as executive leaders with intensive communications responsibilities, working in either philanthropic organizations or nonprofit organizations.  RSVPs are limited.*

What is implicit bias?  How do we recognize and confront it?  And in these days of #TimesUP, #March4OurLives and #BlackLivesMatter, how does this bias hamper our work as social change communicators?

Activist, author and academic Alexis McGill Johnson says it’s about our brains and that to be truly effective in driving lasting, sustainable change we need to understand how our brains process racial and gender paradoxes.

Join us for a highly interactive conversation and workshop with Alexis and her colleagues from the Perception Institute that will explore the mind science of stereotyping and bias and its impact on our work.

And we invite you to actively participate! Does your organization struggle to talk openly and effectively about race and gender?  How can you keep stereotyping and bias from undermining the effectiveness of your communications? Does a lack of diversity in your organization make it tough to message in a truly inclusive way?

Put Alexis and her team in the hot seat with your most pressing concerns and challenges and get concrete tips and guidance on how to navigate today’s complex environments.

The event will begin with some informal networking before the program begins, and then a networking reception after the presentation. 


Designed for

Communications managers and directors


5:45 - 6:00 PM  Check-in

6:00 - 8:00 PM  Networking and light reception

Registration is required by May 14th. 

PNY Members: To register yourself and/or a colleague at your organization, please log in and click the Register Now link above.

Communications Network Members (who are not PNY members): Please email with your name, title, organizational affiliation and business mailing address to register. (no fee)

NY Nonprofits who were formerly members of Public Policy Communicators NYC: Please email with your name, title, organizational affiliation and business mailing address to register. (no fee)

Please email with any questions.

Please note: To ensure fairness among our members, we reserve the right to limit the number of attendees per organization for select professional development programs.

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