Tag Archives: Pioneer

IPR is featuring some of the many Hispanic pioneers who impacted the field of public relations in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Sergio Bendixen was a pioneer in multilingual opinion polling among Latinos and the first Hispanic person to run a U.S. presidential campaign. Born in Peru, Bendixen immigrated to the United States at age … Continue reading Pioneer Sergio Bendixen (1948-2017)

IPR is featuring some of the many LGBTQ+ pioneers and modern-day heroes to celebrate Pride month. Bayard Rustin was a prominent civil rights activist. He is best known for organizing the “March on Washington” for Jobs and Freedom in 1963, where more than 200,000 people gathered and where Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. gave his … Continue reading Pioneer Bayard Rustin (1912–1987)

IPR is featuring some of the many LGBTQ+ pioneers and modern-day heroes to celebrate Pride month. Audre Lorde was a Black, lesbian poet and activist whose work advocated for the liberation of oppressed groups. Lorde published her first poem in Seventeen magazine as a high school student. She went on to earn a Bachelor’s degree … Continue reading Pioneer Audre Lorde (1934–1992)

IPR is featuring some of the many Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) pioneers who had an impact on the field of public relations in celebration of AAPI Heritage Month.  Philip Vera Cruz (1904-1994) was a Filipino American who advocated for labor rights and led several social justice initiatives for agricultural workers. After immigrating to America … Continue reading Pioneer Philip Vera Cruz (1904-1994)