Chapter Events

Jun 20, 2018

Communicating With Respect

Using the Right Language in Talking To and About People with Disabilities

An increasing number of Americans have one or more disabilities, particularly as our demographics change with an aging population.

Are you prepared to talk to, and about, people with disabilities in a respectful manner? Do you know how to ensure that your language and words are not condescending or cringe-worthy?

Brian Peters, Community Access & Policy Specialist of IndependenceFirst will provide advice to ensure your organization avoids verbal faux pas and is inclusive in communicating with, to and about people with disabilities.

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Jul 18, 2018

Lessons Learned From the Mandalay Bay Mass Shooting

Last October 1, a gunman opened fire on a crowd of concertgoers at a music festival on the Las Vegas Strip. During a ten minute period, Stephen Paddock fired more than 1,100 rounds from his 32nd floor suite at the Mandalay Bay hotel, killing 58 people and wounding another 851.

The shooting reignited the debate about gun laws in the U.S. and forced tourism officials around the country to assess their vulnerabilities and crisis plans.

Jeremy Handel, the Senior Director of Communications for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA)—Las Vegas’ destination marketing organization, will share insights from the frontline on how his organization sprang into action following the nation’s deadliest mass shooting committed by an individual. He will recap the LVCVA’s

communications strategy in the 24 hours following the incident, including how the organization dealt with hundreds of media inquiries in a timely manner, and also how the destination came up with its recovery strategy to reassure travelers that Las Vegas is a safe destination.

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Aug 15, 2018

Margarita Fiesta Cruise

Enjoy a midweek fiesta with your PRSA colleagues during a 90-minute cruise aboard an Edelweiss Cruise ship. Unwind with original margaritas on the rocks and a build your own taco from a buffet that includes soft flour tortillas and hard corn shells, ground beef, lettuce, cheese, salsa, sour cream and jalapenos.

PRSA has reserved a block of tickets for this cruise. Capacity on the river cruise ships is limited, so register early and invite friends and co-workers! We’ll glide along the Milwaukee River through downtown and the Third Ward as well as on the Harborfront during the early evening. Price includes 1 ½ hour cruise, complimentary margaritas and taco buffet (the taco buffet is not meant to be a substitute for dinner). A cash bar will also be available for the duration of the cruise.

Please note that this cruise is general admission with the majority of the boat being standing room only. Register by August 10 to ensure your spot.

*All passengers must be 21 or older with valid ID to board this cruise. Refunds will not be given for anyone who cannot provide valid ID at boarding.

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