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Webinar: Spotlight on Juneteenth and BIPOC voices

In the spirit of Juneteenth, join Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Puget Sound for a conversation with documentary filmmaker and visual anthropologist Dr. Michelle Flowers-Taylor for a discussion about a newly formed media collective: The Thread.  Founded by Dr. Flowers-Taylor, The Thread is a collective for emerging BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color) documentary filmmakers and directors looking for resources to amplify the voices of the vast experiences of people of color. One of those stories is the story of the creation of Juneteenth. Grab your popcorn and get ready for some riveting insight. 

Michelle Flowers-Taylor, Ed.D. is the Founder and CEO of The Thread, and its non-profit subsidiary The Thread Documentaries. In addition, Dr. Flowers-Taylor is the co-founder of Legacy First Partners, a boutique advisory company which is a media, services, and technology investment firm developed to help companies, organizations, and high-impact individual leaders launch and scale game-changing projects that accelerate the building of multi-generational wealth while simultaneously creating positive change.

In the past, Dr. Flowers-Taylor served as the founding director of the Institute of Engineering Community and Cultural Competence (IEC3) at the University of Southern California (USC). Before obtaining her doctorate, she served as an applied anthropologist for a Southern California-based military contractor, where she led the content development team that developed an interactive, video game-based simulation pre-deployment training platform. The same platform is still being used by the U.S. Joint Forces Command to train service members in over 30 countries.

Dr. Flowers-Taylor is a member of Kappa Delta Pi, the international honors society in education, and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., the first African American Greek-letter sorority. She is also Board Vice President of the Stanley Ann Dunham Scholarship Fund, and on the advisory board for Base 11, a national STEM workforce and entrepreneur development company. She earned her bachelor’s degree in anthropology and communications from the University of Washington (Seattle, WA), a master’s degree in anthropology from Temple University (Philadelphia, PA), and a doctorate in educational leadership in social justice from Loyola Marymount University (Los Angeles, CA). She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her daughter and husband, Landon Taylor, who serves as Founder and Chairman of Base 11.

Participation in this virtual event is free, however, advance registration is required. Upon registration, you will receive an email with access instructions. If you do not receive the email within one hour of registering, please check your junk mail folder, then email Donations to PRSA Puget Sound to defray event expenses are gratefully accepted and can be made during registration.

Date and Time: 
June 17, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:00pm