​​Weds. Nov 3: Inclusive Communication – From Using Pronouns to Uncovering Unconscious Biases

As professional communicators, we want to reach as wide an audience as possible, but sometimes we inadvertently write or say something that derails our message. Join AWC-SB on Wednesday, November 3, 5:30 p.m. on Zoom, to hear from educators and diversity advocates Cheri Gurse and Anita Perez Ferguson, who will discuss best practices and ways to evaluate and elevate our language.

AWC-SB Honors 2021 #WomenOfAchievement @ Free Event

Luz Reyes-Martin, Executive Director of Public Affairs and Communications at Santa Barbara City College, and Barbara Ben-Horin, former CEO of Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara, will be honored on April 30th by the Santa Barbara Chapter of the Association for Women in Communications at the 13th Annual Women of Achievement Awards presented by Women Connect4Good.

Weds. April 7: Truth Decay -The Battle to Prevent Lies and Misinformation from Overwhelming Reality

Whether it’s Russian trolls planting fake narratives, conspiracy theorists colluding against a perceived enemy or well-meaning citizens sharing misleading memes, the current deluge of information has made it all too easy to disseminate fiction and falsehoods that can topple businesses, spread pandemics and even undermine democracy.  Join veteran journalist, educator and truth-talker Starshine Roshell for a look at how we got here, why it matters and the small-but-powerful things you can do to help.