Our Hour: A Gathering for BIPOC in Public Media

The public media industry is finally coming to grips with how overwhelmingly “white” and unprepared it is to address systemic inequities, but the conversations taking place are not new to us. Those of us who identify as Black, Indigenous, or People of Color (BIPOC) are often on the receiving end of biased behavior. When left unchecked, the insidious nature of subtle discrimination, microaggressions, off-color remarks, and, in some cases, blatant racism and colorism adds to the trauma we are experiencing.

If you are feeling fatigued, know that you are not alone.

Our Hour is a monthly town-hall gathering focused on connection and empowerment for public media Professionals of Color. In order to create safe space, our sessions will not be recorded. Register below to join us, add your name to stay informed about upcoming events, and spread the word about Our Hour to BIPOC colleagues.

Upcoming events

Our Hour: Employee Resource Groups – Share Your Woes & Wins

Friday, June 18
1:00 p.m. Eastern / 10:00 a.m. Pacific

Although Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) have been around in corporate settings for decades, they have recently gained popularity within public media. ERGs, also known as affinity groups and business networks, were designed to bring colleagues of similar identities or experiences together as a means of sharing information and offering support. Depending on the workplace, ERGs can be structured in a variety of ways. But are they working to serve the groups they were initiated to assist?

Join us Friday, June 18 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern / 10:00 a.m. Pacific for our next monthly town-hall gathering for BIPOC-identifying public media professionals. We will delve into how ERGs are making an impact within organizations and explore strategies for taking your race-based ERGs to the next level. Be sure to bring your ERG wins and woes to this upcoming discussion.

In order to maintain the integrity of this space, our sessions will not be recorded. If you cannot attend the live event, feel free to contact Sway directly. You can also find slides from previous town halls on the sidebar of this page under “Past Our Hour Slide Decks.” Please feel free to share this invitation with other BIPOC-identifying colleagues. Thank you!

To register for this Our Hour town-hall, please fill out the form below.