This year IPR, in partnership with PRSA EA, is rebranding the virtual discussion series, Race in the PR Classroom (RPRC), to Diversity in the PR Classroom (DPRC). Rebranding from RPRC to DPRC enables IPR and PRSA EA to expand these conversations beyond race to address the challenges and opportunities in diversity, equity, and inclusion as they evolve for students and educators.


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The series began in 2020 as an episodic discussion for educators to learn how to incorporate race into the current state of public relations education. Since 2020, IPR and PRSA have held more than 20 discussions and featured more than 70 different speakers from all sides of the industry. In 2022, the University of Texas at Austin Moody College of Communication joined as a sponsor for the series. 



In this session, Dr. Chelsea Reynolds of California State University, Fullerton, Dr. Brenda Wrigley of Curry College, and Byron Kimball of Mixte Communications discuss the nuances of what it means to be in the LBGTQIA+ community. Our panelists also discuss how to navigate the challenges facing the LGBTQIA+ community in the classroom and in the profession.

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The Institute for Public Relations, PRSA Educators Academy, and the University of Texas at Austin Moody College of Communication, are proud to bring you the 2022-23 season of Race in the PR Classroom! This is a free monthly virtual discussion series for educators to learn how to incorporate race in the current state of PR education.

In this episode, Dr. Meta Carstarphen (University of Oklahoma) moderates a Q&A panel with Candace Hamana (Badger PR), April Tinhorn (TINHORN), and Dr. Dustin Tahmahkera (University of Oklahoma) on tribal sovereignty and how their Indigenous cultures influence storytelling.

Resources: Cinematic Comanches: The Lone Ranger in the Media Borderlands, University of Nebraska Press:…

Tribal Television: Viewing Native People in Sitcoms, University of North Carolina Press:…

Most of the press surrounding historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) focus on the top five HBCUs or “The Power Five,” but there are 107 HBCUs in the US. In this session, our panelists will share their experiences of attending and teaching at HBCUs outside of the “The Power Five,” and how to best support students and faculty of color.

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