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PRSSA Kent co-hosts Karith Foster’s Stereotype 101TM

October 14, 2017

KENT, Ohio (Oct. 14, 2017) - The Kent State University Chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA Kent) Chapter co-hosted humorist, speaker and diversity engagement specialist, Karith Foster for her signature presentation, “Stereotyped 101TM An Exploration in Unconscious Bias,” on Sept. 13 at Kent State University.


More than 150 Kent State students and faculty attended the event, which was a collaboration between PRSSA Kent, the Kent State Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, the School of Journalism and Mass Communication and Kent State Student Media.


“I had the pleasure of meeting Karith Foster when I heard her speak at this year’s PRSSA National Assembly in Seattle,” said Chapter President Latisha Ellison. “I knew her message would resonate with the students at Kent State.”


“Stereotyped 101TM ” is designed to educate and cultivate a deeper understanding of modern-day diversity. Foster uses humor, audience participation and personal anecdotes to engage her audience and shed light on subjects such as racism.


“It’s about understanding your value, your worth and your connection to humanity,” Foster said. “We come from different experiences and different realities, and sometimes there’s not a right or a wrong. You have to be as open-minded as you can.”


For a full recap, please visit the PRSSA Kent blog.



About PRSSA Kent

PRSSA Kent (www.prssakent.com) was established in 1968 as one of the 14 original alpha Chapters of the Public Relations Student Society of America. Named the 2014 Outstanding Chapter, the 70-member student-run organization collaborates with its sponsor Chapter, the PRSA Akron Area, to coordinate meetings and events that offer professional development and networking opportunities to Kent State University students interested in the public relations and communications industry. For more information, visit www.prssakent.com



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