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Wed, Sep 16



Communicating About Diversity and Inclusion

Author Bo-Dean Sanders, journalist Joseph Blake, and Dr. Marie Amey-Taylor will discuss how the media and businesses/organizations are communicating with the public and their employees about diversity and inclusion.

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Communicating About Diversity and Inclusion
Communicating About Diversity and Inclusion

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Sep 16, 2020, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM



About the Event

Communicating About Diversity & Inclusion Webinar

Featured Guest Speakers: Moderator Bo-Dean Sanders, Author, Joseph Blake, The Spirit Newspaper, and Dr. Marie Amey-Taylor, InterACTion Consulting Group

The Delaware County Press Club’s September event is going virtual and it’s FREE for paid members.

Author Bo-Dean Sanders, journalist Joseph Blake, and Dr. Marie Amey-Taylor will discuss how the media and businesses/organizations are communicating with the public and their employees about diversity and inclusion.

In this webinar, we’ll discuss equal opportunity, teamwork, representation of diversity at all levels of an organization, creating respectful environments and more. The webinar will also include Q & A discussion.

About our speakers:

Joseph P. Blake is a veteran journalist and corporate manager who currently writes a column for seniors in The Chester Spirit newspaper based in Chester County Pennsylvania.

He has worked for both the Philadelphia Daily News and Philadelphia Inquirer as a reporter, editor, and manager over a 30-year journalism career that included brief stints at the Chicago Tribune and Sacramento(California) Bee newspapers.

After leaving the newspaper industry in 2001, he started his own consulting company—Trestle Communications, LLC—which he still heads.

He is also the senior consulting editor/writer at Pathfinders Travel Magazine ( where he covers destinations, restaurants, and cultural events across the globe. Among his specialties are unique gardens and local customs and culture. He has earned Master Gardener designations from both Penn State and the University of Delaware upon completion of their Cooperative Extension Programs.

A graduate of the Institute for Journalism Education at Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Business, Blake also attended Temple University and holds certificates and honors from a myriad of programs ranging from the Poynter Institute to The Philadelphia Bar Association and Associated Press.

He has also worked extensively in community outreach and support as Executive Director of the West Philadelphia Partnership; Administrative Director of the Mantua Community Improvement Committee (MCIC); and Chief Communications Officer for the Office of the Sheriff of Philadelphia City & County.

As a volunteer working with those battling drug and alcohol addictions, he created a specialized writing class for recovering addicts that’s been used in several drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs in Philadelphia and Graterford Prison, and also co-authored the book—“Personal Renaissance”—which explores the challenges of addiction and the complex road to recovery.

Bo-Dean Sanders is the author of (A Memoir) The Race Against – Against Race: My Journey of Diversity and Inclusion through Sports. He is the founder and former president of BDS Marketing and was the general manager (GM) of an amateur, semi-pro, and professional sports arena, Tri-States Sports, home to the Philadelphia Soul, professional indoor arena football team, and Philadelphia Kixx indoor soccer team.

He worked for Comcast Media in the Government & Community Affairs Division and held important roles with three non-profits: United Way, Urban League, and Blue & White Scholarship Foundation.

Over the years, Bo-Dean has been part of notable articles in the Philadelphia Inquirer, Delco Times, Town Talk, Delaware Business Magazine, Out & About Magazine, County Press, and Main Line Today.

Bo-Dean writes about diversity and inclusion in sports and the positive impact multiculturalism had on his personal relationships in college.

He’s currently a board member of the Delaware Press Club and will moderate the event.

Dr. Marie Amey-Taylor is Founding Partner/Principal, InterACTion Consulting Group, a professional development consulting practice specializing in interpersonal relations, diversity, equity and inclusion interventions, programs and initiatives.  

Dr. Amey-Taylor earned a doctoral degree in Adult and Organizational Development/Psycho-Educational Processes, College of Education, Temple University and is certified to administer the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. Her research interests and activities in the areas of diversity, multiculturalism and inclusion have included her doctoral research on diversity practitioners entitled “Diversity Trainers: Personal Profiles, Paradigms and Practices;” numerous articles in which her work as a diversity practitioner has been featured and designing and delivering hundreds of diversity-related programming in academic, profit, not-for-profit, community and volunteer settings. 

In 2005, she conceptualized and developed the “Kaleidoscope Diversity Identity Model” as a tool for self-reflections and interpersonal communication. Marie has facilitated its dissemination to over 1,000 participants and undergraduate and graduate students in a variety of educational and professional development settings. The model and Marie’s unique facilitation have been applauded as exciting tools for enhanced diversity awareness and dialogue.

Join us on Zoom on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 @ noon.

Reserve your space today!

Members: FREE

Non-members: $10

To receive your Zoom link: Registrants will receive the link in a reminder email before the event.


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