Meeting/Event Information

SMPS Seattle | An Open Conversation about Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

June 30, 2020
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Virtual - Zoom

SMPS Seattle stands in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. We are appalled by the patterns of police violence against Black people in our country. We acknowledge the pain, sadness, and countless other emotions that our members are experiencing.

It’s very clear; diversity without equity and inclusion just doesn’t work. We must stand alongside one another, be present, and listen. We must commit to do better.

As marketers, we have many valuable skills that equip us to do this important work. We are strong, passionate, tenacious, empathetic, and creative. The world needs us to flex our creative muscles and work towards positive change – together.

SMPS Seattle is hosting an open conversation about equity, diversity, and inclusion. Conversations about racism, social inequalities, and injustices are never easy, but these discussions are more important than ever. Systemic biases affect us all and prevent us from achieving our full potential as a community. Our intent is to provide a platform to share resources and ideas for action so we can work together toward a more equitable and just society.

Questions to discuss:

  1. What is your company doing to support the Black Lives Matter movement?

  2. How are they talking about it internally/externally?

  3. How do we conduct “normal” marketing?

  4. How do we help advise leadership on appropriate and sensitive social media posts / usage?

  5. On a personal level, how are you processing the movement? Are there any resources you would like to share?

We hope you can join us.

We stand with you, and we’re listening. 


Learn and Earn CEU
An Open Conversation about Equity, Diversity and Inclusion is not approved for Continuing Education Units.

For more information about becoming a Certified Professional Services Marketer (CPSM), contact Erin Hatch, CPSM or visit SMPS Headquarters.

Content Relevance
This event is relevant for all career levels.


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