As professional communicators, we want to reach as wide an audience as possible, but sometimes we inadvertently say or write something that derails our message. No question that it can be difficult to navigate personal and social rules, guidelines, and preferences, which seem to evolve at an ever-increasing rate. But it is not impossible! Our presenters are Cheri Gurse and Anita Perez Ferguson.
PhD in Human Development, is an educator, activist, and mentor with more than 30 years’ professional experience in university classrooms, nonprofit organizations, and community spaces. She is an expert small-group facilitator specializing in building trust across differences; diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice facilitation; and advocacy for individuals who have experienced gender-based harm.
Anita Perez Ferguson, Ph.D., is a cross-cultural educator and consultant.
Her work in advocacy and promotion of under-represented communities earned her the 2014 Lacayo Lifetime Achievement Award from the United States Hispanic Leadership Institute. She is an Advisor and Former Chair for the InterAmerican Foundation and a Visiting Lecturer for the Council for Independent Colleges.
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