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How To Be a Better Ally: Fighting Racism in Travel Media - Shared screen with speaker view
Michael Luongo
18:29
thanks Megan!
Rebecca Bingham
18:59
Has James checked in yet?
Rebecca Bingham
19:17
I don't see a host or the gallery from my end.
Megan Padilla
20:39
"How To Be a Better Ally: Fighting Racism in Travel Media".Presented by:https://satw.org/satw-commitment-to-diversity/
Ruthy Muñoz
21:38
Thank you for inviting me!
Vickie Ashford-Thompson
23:48
Happy to have you join us Ruthy
Paula Ngon
26:45
Well said
JEANNETTE CEJA
27:52
Yes Symeria! 100%
Jamie Lee Abtar
29:25
Alex you are a superstar, we appreciate your commitment!
JEANNETTE CEJA
29:57
Yes Imani!
Megan Padilla
36:39
Great examples Alex.
Jill Robinson
37:01
Thank you for this insight. This is extremely helpful for watching how our work goes through edits.
Lisa Waterman Gray
37:30
As we write, we also need to add 'people' back into our verbiage. Black people vs. blacks. Gay people vs. gays. Republican legislators vs. Republicans, etc.
Megan Padilla
38:16
Lisa, yes. That is something I have come to learn from Cory Lee, pertaining to people with disabilities. “People first” language.
Jill Robinson
38:16
Yes, pay bias readers! I’m working with one now.
Lola Akinmade Åkerström
38:17
Yes, all great points!I've personally experienced this a lot with editors and unconscious bias, especially when writing about Scandinavia as a Black woman.
Christine Winebrenner Irick
38:35
Thank you Alex, those examples are really valuable.
JEANNETTE CEJA
38:53
This is such an important discussion! Thank you, ladies!
Vickie Ashford-Thompson
39:15
Should I feel obligated, offended or responsible for being the sensitivity reader in my office?
Lily Girma
39:55
Not paying for expertise is hugely problematic too. Glad you mentioned that, Alex.
Paula Ngon
40:21
Exactly!! You have to rebuild the foundation to be better in a sustainable way - Well said Symeria.
Symeria Palmer
41:10
Very important!!!
Lola Akinmade Åkerström
41:19
Yes, Bex!!
Christine Winebrenner Irick
41:26
It is so valuable to not only know the people who will be valuable in your community but continually champion and learn and witness the conversations always.
JEANNETTE CEJA
41:42
Yes! Amen! Like Hispanic Heritage Month, Hispanics and Latinos deserve to tell stories 365 days a year. Not just one month a year.
Sylke Neal-Finnegan
42:49
Yes! Telling diverse stories only during Black History Month or Pride month is like a form of tokenism.
Christine Winebrenner Irick
42:54
Jeannette, YES! I really struggle with this because I want to respect those periods of showcasing those voices and yet I don’t want that to be a limit and want to have conversations with a diverse community always and it feels contradictory to that.
kristin hostetter
44:49
I hope it’s appropriate for me to post this, but myself and a few other editors started this initiative to elevate voices, build relationships and help outdoor media better reflect our participants. We invite anyone to join this group—wether you work as a freelance content creator or in an editorial role: https://www.snewsnet.com/press-release/outdoor-editors-form-outdoor-media-4-inclusion
kristin hostetter
45:29
Sorry, I meant to post this to attendees
Meryl5 Pearlstein
45:38
That is unconscionable for a PR person to behave that way. You need to call them out for that behavior. Ditto for any writers behaving similarly.
April Orcutt
45:42
Alex, what do you say when you "speak up"?
Ruksana Hussain
45:51
Can totally identify with everything Alex is talking about right now, has happened so many times on press trips where I am almost always the one nonwhite person!
JoAnna Haugen
46:02
I love what you said about relationship building, Bex. That is so important and greatly overlooked. Not just relationships with writers but also establishing relationships with people you meet and interview. Writers shouldn't take it for granted that people are willing to share their stories with writers.
Meryl5 Pearlstein
46:04
That is unconscionable for a PR person to behave that way. You need to call them out for that behavior. Ditto for any writers behaving similarly.
JEANNETTE CEJA
46:31
It’s always important to speak up.
kristin hostetter
46:53
I hope it’s appropriate for me to post this, but myself and a few other editors started this initiative to elevate voices, build relationships and help outdoor media better reflect our participants. We invite anyone to join this group—wether you work as a freelance content creator or in an editorial role: https://www.snewsnet.com/press-release/outdoor-editors-form-outdoor-media-4-inclusion
Kim Harms Robinson
49:03
First, I'm so sorry any of you have faced discrimination, cruelty and/or stupidity. So sorry I have to leave for a work meeting but can't wait to watch the recording - our panelists are amazing. THANK YOU! I'd love to continue this dialogue! Great job everyone.
JEANNETTE CEJA
50:40
Yes Imani!
JEANNETTE CEJA
50:50
So admirable and needed.
Vickie Ashford-Thompson
51:11
Thank you for your voice Imani
Paula Ngon
53:26
Yep!
Carolyn Ray
53:28
Great point Bex, totally agree!
Megan Padilla
53:36
Excellent point. It is all of our responsibility.
Jill Robinson
53:44
Exactly. We need to pay attention to lived experience.
Corrina Allen-Kiersons
53:45
Could not agree more. It costs white people far less to speak up. There’s no excuse not to.
Sherry Mims
54:05
Powerful. Thank you all!
Megan Padilla
54:17
Many people are learning what that means and conversations like this show them that they aren’t alone when it speaking up is required.
Ruksana Hussain
54:29
Bex makes a great point there, no excuses!
Tami Fairweather
54:59
That's so true, Megan. Stronger together.
Tami Fairweather
55:30
That's so true, Megan. Stronger together!
Jeanne Cooper
56:11
While some of us older white women may have been socialized not to “make waves” or speak up, once we do, we usually find we have a lot more power than we thought. And as Bex, Alex, Imani et al are saying, it’s absolutely imperative that we do speak up, proactively as well as reactively.
Megan Padilla
56:23
How can individuals add their paper trail to others to help show a pattern? Where can people go to share/report these micro aggressions, especially when they happen on press trips?
Jackie Roby
56:39
Jeanne, that is powerful.
Jill Robinson
57:14
Megan, in my experience, a lot can be done with talking to fellow press trip attendees, as well as other colleagues who may have worked with the individual before. Comparing notes turns up a lot.
Jackie Roby
57:16
Great point Alex. The network supports each other.
JEANNETTE CEJA
57:44
Just like what’s happening in the US. We need to hold people accountable for real change.
Nancy Brown
59:10
Good points, Alex. As Jill notes, comparing notes on press trips is always helpful.
Jill Robinson
59:14
An easy way to not get defensive is to actually listen to what’s being said.
Symeria Palmer
59:33
Totally agree!! ^^
Paula Ngon
59:34
Those black squares LAWD
Paula Ngon
01:00:26
Yay Travel + Leisure!!!
Michele Herrmann
01:00:56
Definitely. Not to make one month or news cycle significantly about a certain culture or background but to do so regularly.
James Cafiero
01:04:07
Hi Theresa I see your hand is raised...is there something I can assist you with?
Lydia Schrandt
01:04:22
So true Jill. Also important to remember that we’re going to mess up. Focus on feeling gratitude for feedback that can help us improve as allies.
Megan Padilla
01:05:07
Do you have a question that you feel hasn’t been addressed?
Lola Akinmade Åkerström
01:05:15
Yes to Intrepid!
Jackie Roby
01:05:18
Yay INTREPID!!!!
Sean ONeill
01:05:30
Yes to Intrepid
Megan Padilla
01:07:15
Bex: excellent point about tokenism
Paula Ngon
01:09:21
Exactly!
Christine Winebrenner Irick
01:09:49
Thank you Bex. I want to be inclusive and share all voices and not because it checks some box but because your story is valuable, period.
Megan Padilla
01:09:58
Another great example of non-tokenism. Engaging diverse writers to write about general travel stories too.
JEANNETTE CEJA
01:10:30
Great point, Symeria!
Lola Akinmade Åkerström
01:13:36
Great panel!
Linda Cabasin
01:13:51
I must leave, but thanks to all the panelists and organizers for thoughtful, usable information and ideas for action! Well spoken.
Brian Quinn
01:14:11
Great discussion, thank you everyone
Paula Ngon
01:14:23
Great point!
Sean ONeill
01:15:17
So many well said, actionable points... thanks for doing this
Jackie Roby
01:15:32
Yes Bex! We should be curious about different perspectives.
Carolyn Kremins
01:15:56
Thanks for a great discussion
Cathy Gotfried
01:16:14
Great message Bex. Love what Intrepid is doing.
Jill Robinson
01:17:57
Even when called out, the good thing is that there’s a path to improvement.
Jill Robinson
01:19:02
Thanks to you all for addressing this important topic.
Sandy Saburn
01:20:04
Thank you all! Very helpful!
Michele Herrmann
01:20:09
Thank you all so much for this seminar.
Kim MacKinnon
01:20:18
Outstanding and important discussion. Thanks all!
Jackie Roby
01:20:19
Wow Alex. Thank you for that.
Christine Winebrenner Irick
01:20:21
Thank you all so much for this conversation and sharing your perspectives. I recognize it is hard work and yet I really think the hardest part is walking through uncomfortable conversations and yet it is the right thing and I am willing to get uncomfortable and learn and support all voices. Thanks again!
kristin hostetter
01:21:06
Thank you so much for this discussion. So good.
Nancy Brown
01:21:08
Waving hello from Eugene, Oregon. Thanks for a great discussion. I will work to be a betty ally!
JoAnna Haugen
01:21:20
Thank you, panelists. I appreciate that you've invested your time and energy so we can all continue our learning.
Lola Akinmade Åkerström
01:21:23
Thank you all for a fab discussion! Have a great day
Jeanne Cooper
01:21:23
I would love to create a writers pledge that “I will not go on all-white press trips” and have PR agencies/destinations sign a similar pledge not to create them. I appreciate your feedback if you would like to email me at hawaii.insider@gmail.com … Many thanks for the great conversation!
Lee Daley
01:21:30
Wonderful and mind-expanding dialogue. Thank You so very much!
David Lee
01:22:05
Thanks everyone and SATW for this important discussion.
Ann Becker
01:22:39
Outstanding conversation! Thank you all for sharing experiences, insights and practical tips! I had been anxious about taking action about a particular matter. You've inspired me to do so...today!
David Swanson
01:22:46
Thank you for this invigorating discussion, which I look forward to continuing in the months and years to come!
April Orcutt
01:22:51
Thank you very much, everyone!
Carolyn Ray
01:23:36
Great call to action! Thank you so much for these insights #learning
Pavia Rosati
01:24:02
This has been a great conversation. Thank you to all the panelists for sharing their stories and ideas.
Tami Fairweather
01:24:06
I recognize that giving people the ability to self-identify different parts of their personal identity is important in a process of what a diverse group or press trip means. Identity is not always something that's obvious externally.
Liz Campbell
01:24:51
Spot on Bex
Joyce Kiehl
01:24:55
This has been an excellent conversation. Thank you to all of the panelists for sharing your insight.
Symeria Palmer
01:25:05
Thank you everyone for joining!! Looking forward to seeing how we all can do better!!
Ruksana Hussain
01:25:31
Thank you everyone, great panel and insights!
Paula Ngon
01:25:39
So amazing!! Thank you everyone
Larry Bleiberg
01:25:39
A huge thanks to our panelists for sharing their perspectives and experiences. Likewise, thanks to the large number of SATW members, and guests for joining us today.
Victoria Larson
01:25:47
This was a wonderful panel! Thank you so much to our panelists!
Sarah Khan
01:25:54
Thanks to all the panelists for a great conversation!
Imani Bashir
01:26:04
Thank you all for your time and being committed to progression and change! 🙏🏾
Lisa Waterman Gray
01:26:26
Many thanks for opening up this event!
Megan Padilla
01:26:45
Yes, this session is being recorded and will be shared on the Diversity page of SATW.org.
Ann LASCHEVER
01:27:13
Great, informative and useful panel! Thanks everyone!
Tami Fairweather
01:27:17
Thank you to all the panelists for speaking and sharing your truths with us, and for your time and energy.
Tami Fairweather
01:27:50
Thanks Vickie!
Sigrid Pichler
01:27:55
Thank you!