The Institute for Public Relations and PRSA Educators Academy are presenting “Allies on the DE&I Journey,” the latest in their series of Race in the PR Classroom free webinars, on Oct. 28. The webinars are focused on helping educators develop ways to incorporate Race into the PR curriculum, addressing topics such as understanding the pervasive issue of Race in higher education and enabling systemic change by creating a more diverse PR faculty and pipeline of practitioners. Presenters at Oct. 28’s webinar include Quinnipac University associate professor Katie R. Place, Grand Valley State University associate professor Adrienne Wallace and Luke Capizzo, associate professor at James Madison University.
The National Press Club is helping to raise awareness and generate public support for detained journalist Austin Tice with the first “Run For Austin Virtual 5K” on Nov. 13. The Run For Austin is the latest in the NPC’s ongoing efforts to push for action in Austin’s case. Registered participants can download a personal race bib to print out and wear during the race, use the hashtags #RunForAustin and #FreeAustinTice to keep the conversation going, and tag @PressClubDC to share their trails, training and teams as race day approaches. After completing the virtual 5K, runners can submit race results through their registered participant account. A Marine combat veteran, Tice delivered dispatches to the Washington Post and McClatchy before he was detained at a checkpoint near Damascus on August 14, 2012. After more than nine years, he has endured the longest detention of any U.S. journalist to date.
The 2021 Financial Follies has been rescheduled for May 20, 2022. The event is the main fundraiser for the New York Financial Writers Association and also helps fund its annual scholarships to aspiring financial journalists. The November 2021 show was canceled due to the risks associated with holding an indoor event in the wake of the Delta variant of COVID-19. In addition to the new date, the Follies are also moving to a new venue—the Edison Ballroom, a rooftop ballroom with a retractable roof that the organization says allows it to hold the closest thing possible to an outdoor Financial Follies in midtown NYC. Since the NYFWA has suffered a fundraising slowdown since the beginning of the pandemic, the per-table price for the Follies has risen to $6,000 for a table of 10, with a limited number of individual seats available for $600. That price includes an open bar.