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What: “The Black Press: Giving Voice” with Dr. Aleen J. Ratzlaff

When: 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 1

Where: Larkspur Bistro & Bar, 904 E. Douglas Ave., Wichita, KS 67202

Registration: Register through Eventbrite, and ticket price includes buffet lunch and water, coffee or tea. RSVP by noon Tuesday, May 31, to save $5. Advance tickets are $20 for WPC members and $25 for non-members; walk-ins are $25 for members and $30 for non-members; students are always $10. Please note: If you register to pay at the door, you will be invoiced if you do not attend.

In honor of the upcoming Juneteenth holiday, join Wichita Professional Communicators to learn about the development of the Black press in our region and its significance. Aleen Ratzlaff, Ph.D., a professor of communications, teaches at Tabor College in Hillsboro, Kansas. She will share findings from her primary research, which has focused on the Black press and its role in community building on the Plains.

WPC monthly meetings and fundraisers support a scholarship fund for Wichita-area students pursuing a career in communications. So come network, be inspired by guest speakers and help a future communication colleague in the process! Every year, WPC provides scholarships of up to $2,000 for Wichita-area college students majoring in a communications field.