Scripps PRSSA hosted a diversity panel at the meeting on October 25. They welcomed three different individuals. Jennifer Ayarkwa is a Senior at OHIO with a Spanish major, linguistics minor and certificates in Latin American studies and teaching English as a foreign language. She is the President of the African Student Association Undergrad Chapter. Winsome M. Chunnu is the Director of the Multicultural Center at OHIO. Her areas of research interest are race, educational policy, politics and popular culture. Cydnee Livingston Livingston is in her 4th year at OHIO studying Communications with a minor in Retail Merchandising and Fashion Product Development. She is the Co-President of Vantage Point, a student organization centered around multimedia storytelling by the means of video, design, illustration, and text.

Key Takeaways:

Jennifer Ayarkwa

  • Bridging the gaps with other organizations through collaborations can go a long way when it comes to creating more diversity.
  • Putting yourself out there even when it makes you uncomfortable, does make a difference.
  • Microaggressions can come in ways you wouldn’t think of. Be ready to be an ally!

Winsome M. Chunnu

  • Diversity has a lot more aspects than one may think. It can include race, disability, etc.
  • Diversity is always evolving.
  • Tolerating others is not enough. Work to grow and learn.
  • Your own experience is valuable. It’s not all about how you look.

Cydnee Livingston

  • Diversity within thought with different topics is important.
  • Inclusion is sometimes what is lacking when it comes to DE & I.
  • Reaching out is what it means to be a leader. It’s important to make everyone feel included.

Kelly Lambers is a senior majoring in journalism- strategic communication with a minor marketing and certificate in diversity studies. She is the 2021-22 VP of Public Relations for Scripps PRSSA.

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