Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Messaging

Episode 68

EP. 68:

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Messaging

Allison featuring Jamila Walker and TaQuinda Johnson

with Jamila Walker and TaQuinda Johnson

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • How Jamila and TaQuinda connected and then together created a Facebook group for Black higher ed communication professionals
  • Why the Blacks in Higher Ed Communications Facebook group provides a much-needed sense of community and a mutual support system for participants
  • How Jamila came to working in higher ed from a background in performing arts and non-profit work
  • How TaQuinda shifted from working in the automotive industry when she was contacted by a university about an open position
  • How TaQuinda and Jamila find balance in their messaging strategy, especially during difficult times and crisis situations
  • Why teamwork, delegation, and separation between work and home life have been critical support tools to help TaQuinda and Jamila manage the challenges of 2020
  • How Jamila and TaQuinda have had to address very different situations and challenges at their respective institutions when addressing social injustice events
  • How the discussion about racial issues is an ongoing and evolving conversation at Eastern State University, and how TaQuinda has seen an extraordinary response from her efforts
  • Why institutions who say that diversity is a part of their culture need to back those words up with action

 
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FEATURED GUEST

Jamila Walker and TaQuinda Johnson

Social Media Manager and an Adjunct Professor at Old Dominion University in Norfolk and Social Media Strategist at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Mi.