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EP 14: Using Events to Change The World (Part 1‪)‬ Miracle Workers: A Podcast for Meeting Planners by Meeting Planners.

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We are launching a 3-part series on how, as planners, we can use our meetings and events to call out inequalities and help change the world. We don't always think of our events in the larger community and can easily get comfortable and pigeon-holed into doing things just one way. In these episodes, we want all planners to think in terms of race, sexual identity, and gender identity to find ways to not only hold the great events we're known for but to also be agents for change!

In our first segment, we interview Derrick Johnson, CMP, DES (Director of Event Strategy & Chief Diversity Officer with the Talley Management Group, Inc.) and Emee Pumarega, CMP (Owner, EJP Events) to get their take on how we can call out racism and work towards more equitable and caring practices. 

Take-Aways:


Diverse voices can change and elevate. Is your team diverse and representative of your community?
When did “YOU” get involved? Is it a couple of months or many years?  It doesn’t really matter as long as you’re committed to positive change.
Come into all situations with an open heart and mind.
It’s not enough to be against racism. You have to strive to be anti-racist.
Check that your content (speakers and material) applies equally across all audiences.  Your diverse audience will leave if you are not representing them or they don’t see themselves on stage.
Do business with people who are trying to do good and elevate others. The power of our pocketbooks/wallets is one of the most powerful tools we have.
Impact ourselves, our communities and our professional world. It takes just one person to start that conversation.

Links Discussed:


Human Rights Campaign's Equality Index: https://www.hrc.org/campaigns/corporate-equality-index
Masks R Cool Custom Face Masks: https://www.facebook.com/MasksRCool/
PCMA Foundation Relief Fund: https://foundation.pcma.org/industry-relief-fund/ 
Meetings Industry Relief Fund: https://themeetingsindustryfund.org/



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We are launching a 3-part series on how, as planners, we can use our meetings and events to call out inequalities and help change the world. We don't always think of our events in the larger community and can easily get comfortable and pigeon-holed into doing things just one way. In these episodes, we want all planners to think in terms of race, sexual identity, and gender identity to find ways to not only hold the great events we're known for but to also be agents for change!

In our first segment, we interview Derrick Johnson, CMP, DES (Director of Event Strategy & Chief Diversity Officer with the Talley Management Group, Inc.) and Emee Pumarega, CMP (Owner, EJP Events) to get their take on how we can call out racism and work towards more equitable and caring practices. 

Take-Aways:


Diverse voices can change and elevate. Is your team diverse and representative of your community?
When did “YOU” get involved? Is it a couple of months or many years?  It doesn’t really matter as long as you’re committed to positive change.
Come into all situations with an open heart and mind.
It’s not enough to be against racism. You have to strive to be anti-racist.
Check that your content (speakers and material) applies equally across all audiences.  Your diverse audience will leave if you are not representing them or they don’t see themselves on stage.
Do business with people who are trying to do good and elevate others. The power of our pocketbooks/wallets is one of the most powerful tools we have.
Impact ourselves, our communities and our professional world. It takes just one person to start that conversation.

Links Discussed:


Human Rights Campaign's Equality Index: https://www.hrc.org/campaigns/corporate-equality-index
Masks R Cool Custom Face Masks: https://www.facebook.com/MasksRCool/
PCMA Foundation Relief Fund: https://foundation.pcma.org/industry-relief-fund/ 
Meetings Industry Relief Fund: https://themeetingsindustryfund.org/



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This episode is sponsored by
· Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

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Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/miracleworkerspodcast/message

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