Does SATW Care About Diversity, Equity and Inclusion? - Shared screen with speaker view
Sunny greetings from Miami!
Feel free to share your questions here, and we’ll get to them at the end
Just an FYI but Parm Parmar is trying to gain access to the chat - she says that she is “waiting” for approval?
Here’s the article Vickie mentioned in case anyone would like to read it: https://www.theroot.com/a-letter-not-from-a-birmingham-jail-1843926346
Thanks, Mary. Taking care of it now
Why did BTA only allow four days to respond to their survey? Are they going to extend their deadline?
Does DEI include Latinx journalists?
Jorge: for SATW or in general?
Jorge, responding on behalf of the SATW DEI Committee, we are looking at a very big tent: DEI across all groups!
Yes, Jorge. We will immediately begin expanding our work towards diverse representation throughout SATW.
Jorge- Yes, diversity committee includes Latinos and LGBT members. We have sought (and seek) a wide membership
Roni - Happy to help in Miami where possible!
Happy to open doors/make connections in Cincinnati too. I know people at Cincinnati Public Schools, etc.
U.S. Travel Association is hosing a follow up online session this Friday entitled Race and Racism in the Travel Industry. Here is the link to register: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1583176205485559309
Excellent point. Why cover an area where all are not welcome.
Why would you send white journalists to facilities that discriminate against Black journalists? Thank you for making that point, Roni.
Mary Jo Manzanares
Do our RFPs for events contain anti-discrimination language?
SATW has opted to not hold its annual convention at destinations that were viewed as discriminatory on multiple occasions
Yes, our RFP contains anti-discrimination language.
Yes, it does!
Thank you, David, for sharing that
is there a list of these discriminatory destinations we can access?
Interesting - am I only the Asian currently on this call?
Thank you Ethan
“To go do talks,” as Roni suggested, you have to be given the space to do so. For instance, some of the biggest conferences in this industry (example: ATTA) decline speaker applications from qualified travel journalists of color, year after year - they’ll stop at a 5 out of say 40 speakers. The gatekeeping is at all levels, so the work to be done is huge and every pocket of this industry will have to do its part.
+1 to that ^^^ !
understood - that is certainly true on the conference end; I meant more about talking to young people, being a mentor, etc.
I would like to address Lily’s comment.
If you are Mary, we're so glad you're here,.
@Roni I see - I think I also wanted to address the above issue. :) I don’t believe people have a full picture of just how many gatekeepers we deal with.
Thank you Larry! :)
for sure! I just think that it's always helpful to identify and push on the walls while also looking at other approaches at the same time :)
Learned about this on a different webinar about race in the public relations industry -- great place to start for checking your own conscious or subconscious bias -- Implicit bias test - https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/takeatest.html
Very well said, Megan.
Great. Looking forward to that Megan.
Thanks, looking forward to seeing the database!
Must run. THANK YOU ALL!!! I look forward to seeing/hearing of more concrete steps forward.
Exactly that - there is sensitivity lacking as a whole toward members of color. Including with respect to posts in the FB group.
The BTA deadline was also to coincide with Juneteenth
It’s not just about confederate monuments. In California, statues of Father Serra are being torn down. He built the missions along the coast and essentially established the first community on the West Coast (San Diego). He’s an important part of California’s history, but his treatment of the indigenous population was questionable, at least.
*First European community
I would like to hear more about examples such as Biloxi meeting locations and being left by the bus because they were thought to be staff instead of journalists – more examples of oblivious slights and more so we can learn. Thanks.
I'm glad Father Serra is going away. YEA!
Thank you, excellent session.
Mary Jo Manzanares
I'd love to know and learn more about translating this discussion into actions steps.
Thanks to all the panelists for such an important, necessary, and thought-provoking discussion.
Mary Jo, that is our next step, and we welcome participation on the committee.
Thanks much! Great session!
This was a great discussion.
Very good session - Thank you!
firstname.lastname@example.org - happy to talk to whomever!
Great webinar. Thank you so much.
Thank you! Great moderation! great panel!
Chris Gray Faust
Mary Jo Manzanares
Thanks so much!
Thank you - great discussion!
Wonderful - thank you all!
Thanks Tonya, Megan, Vickie, and Ethan!
Eye-opening. Thank you!
and Lydia! :)
Thank you … great discussion!
email@example.com. Megan Padilla
Survey today will be just about this session. A future survey will be more in depth