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Georgia Chapter-PRSA July Meeting

June 27, 2013

“The Role of Communications in America’s LGBT Battle for Equality”

ATLANTA, June 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — The next luncheon meeting of the Georgia Chapter-Public Relations Society of America (www.prsageorgia.org) will be Thursday, July 11, at Maggiano’s-Buckhead in Atlanta.

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Today’s equality battle for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights in America is one that has captured the attention of media – and society in general – especially recently.

The Human Rights Commission (HRC) – the largest civil rights organization dedicated to achieving equality for LGBT Americans – is working to communicate and influence both legal and social change including the recent Supreme Court’s rulings on Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act.

Join Fred Sainz, vice president of Communications and Marketing for the HRC and 2008 PRSA PR Professional of the Year, as he explains the importance of communications and media relations regarding those pivotal decisions and about the movement for LGBT equality in general.

Attendees will:

  • Learn how the roles of communications, marketing and media relations play in HRC’s work (LGBT federal advocacy and the HRC Foundation) and the issues that HRC leads for the LGBT community;
  • Discover the evolution of HRC’s communications and marketing team’s role within HRC and how it’s pivotal to the organization’s success; and
  • Understand how HRC’s communications and marketing team works in local markets to provide important communication and marketing support for local HRC Steering Committees and on local LGBT issues.

Maggiano’s-Buckhead is located at 3368 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30326.

Check-in for the seminar begins at 11:30 a.m. Details and registration link: http://bit.ly/19oWnuP .

PRSA-Georgia (www.prsageorgia.org), the second-largest local chapter in the national society, consists of some 850 professionals throughout Georgia. Its mission is to enhance the profession, provide continuing education and offer networking opportunities for its members.

The Chapter has regular monthly meetings and seminars, an Annual Conference for professionals and an annual Real World PR collegiate conference day. Eight Special Interest Groups meet at various times and the Chapter supports nine PRSSA (student society) chapters.

Contact: Denise Grant

SOURCE Georgia Chapter, Public Relations Society of America

Source: PR Newswire