Events


October meeting & luncheon: Navigating Political Polarization, Echo Chambers and Fake News
WHEN: Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (CST)
WHERE: Larkspur Bistro and Bar, 904 E. Douglas Ave.


Join Wichita Professional Communicators for “Navigating Political Polarization, Echo Chambers and Fake News” with our guest speaker LaRissa Lawrie.

Media professionals have to operate in an increasingly digital and connected world. Social media and the internet have allowed us to be able to share information in real time all over the world. Understanding the pitfalls and downsides to worldwide connectivity is necessary for those in communication. Come to our October lunch program to learn about the rapidly-changing best practices around partaking in political polarization, fighting personal and commercial echo chambers, and combating fake news. The meeting begins at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3 at Larkspur Bisto & Bar.

LaRissa Lawrie is a freelance journalist and photojournalist, a strategic branding advisor and public speaking consultant. She writes about culture, politics, and technology. LaRissa is also a University Innovation Fellow with the Stanford D. School and has completed numerous projects centered around innovation and entrepreneurship, including giving guest lectures on empathy and creative confidence. She graduated with a B.A. in Strategic Communication from Wichita State University in 2017. She is currently earning a Masters of Arts in Communication from Wichita State where she is a Graduate Research Assistant, Graduate Teaching Assistant and the Instructor of Record for Public Speaking courses. Her research focuses include false news, emerging technology, innovation and political communication. She is also a WPC member!

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Save the Date for these upcoming WPC events

September


Join fellow freelancers and independent contractors to talk shop at this WPC-ICT networking event: 10:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 24 at the Wichita Advanced Learning Library, 711 W. 2nd. 

October


Join fellow freelancers and independent contractors to talk shop at this WPC-ICT networking event: 10:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 29 at the Wichita Advanced Learning Library, 711 W. 2nd. 

 

November


Join us at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7 at Larkspur Bistro and Bar for our November lunch program on The Chung Report.

Join us from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17 at Watermark Books & Cafe for a workshop on contest entry preparation led by Gwen Larson, vice president of Membership for Kansas Professional Communicators. Time will be announced soon.

December


Join us at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5 at Larkspur Bistro and Bar for our annual “Holiday Fun” lunch program with special guest Richard Crowson.