What Caught My Eye This Week

Soccer

  During the match, fans chanted the offensive and unacceptable homophobic slur. We unequivocally condemn the use of this slur or any type at our matches. Security was able to identify a few individuals using the chant and remove them from the stadium during yesterday’s match. Any individuals that chant this offensive slur at StubHub Center will be removed from the facility immediately and subject to a stadium ban. ~ Statement to Outsports from Los Angeles Galaxy spokesperson Chris Glidden on homophobic puto chant at their Pride Night Dr. Travis Bradberry posted an interesting article on LinkedIn about the seven core

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What Caught My Eye This Week

Martin Luther King

  The most authentic way to honor my father is to commit to the work of creating a more peaceful, just, humane world. Let quotes coincide with conscious efforts to eradicate poverty, militarism and racism (privilege + power = oppressive policies + culture). ~ Bernice King on the 50th anniversary of her father's assassination. Following a request from the Toronto Pride Society, Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders announced this week that the force would withdraw its application to participate in this year's pride parade.  Deputy Chief Barbara McLean was on CBC's Metro Morning this week to speak about the force's

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What Caught My Eye This Week

Broken TV

  I think it's great that corporate America is standing with me and the rest of my friends. Because when you come against any one of us, whether it be me or anybody else, you're coming against all of us. And I think it's important that we stand together as both corporate and civic America to take action against these people and show them that they cannot push us around, especially when all we're trying to do here is save lives. ~ Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting survivor David Hogg to CNN on advertisers pulling their support of Fox News host

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Communications Ethics

Communications Ethics

  Ultimately, the source of our problems lies at the level of the individual. If people lack moral values and integrity, no system of laws and regulations will be adequate. ~ Dalai Lama, Beyond Religion: Ethics for a Whole World The power of communications is enormous. From media relations and crisis communications to publicity and social media, we have the ability to develop and execute campaigns that change minds and influence behaviour. The work we do has an impact on audiences - big and small. All public relations and communications professional associations have Codes of Ethics that set out the values

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