The impact of race on PR education is the topic of “Race in the PR Classroom,” a webinar co-hosted by the Institute for Public Relations and PRSA Educators Academy. In addition to helping attendees understand the pervasive issues of race in higher education, the series is also focused on best practices and how to create systemic change in PR education. The next session, to be held on July 23 at 12 p.m., is “The HBCU Experience,” which focus on Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The session will be led by Sacred Heart University’s Candace Parrish, Howard University’s Tia Tyree and Calvin Hall of North Carolina Central University. To register for the webinar, click here.

Muck Rack

Muck Rack is hosting a live panel discussion centered on how organizations can make meaningful strides toward Diversity, Equity and Inclusion practices on Aug. 6 at 1 p.m. Among the topics that are scheduled to be addressed are: how to pitch and market stories for diverse audiences, hiring and training diverse talent, and ensuring transparency and accountability for DEI efforts. Participants in the discussion include Forbes director of representation and inclusion partnerships Sade Muhammad, FleishmanHillard chief diversity and inclusion officer Emily Graham and Muck Rack editor of publications and research Justin Joffe. To register, click here.

Women in PR

The Organization of American Women in PR is presenting a July 23 virtual panel about how to manage a brand’s reputation strategy. The panel will discuss how to take control of a brand’s reputation online by employing various strategies that are proactive and reactive, for any damage control needed. Panelists include Women in PR North America founder and president Talia Beckett Davis; Best Buy Canada senior director, corporate communications Karen Speirs; and Charleston Communication president Mary Charleston. For more on the event, or to register, click here.