SMANA Diversity Equity & Inclusion Pledge

At SMANA, we are constantly advancing behavior change for social good. As part of our continued commitment, we recognize the pervasive nature of racism beyond individual and interpersonal bias and the harm it has caused to Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color (BIPOC). Structural racism and the long histories of racialized violence and colonialism in North America have resulted in significant disparities in health,…

Call for SMANA Board Nominations

Call for SMANA Board Nominations SMANA board nominations are open through the end of August for 3-year Board of Directors terms. Four seats are open in the USA, Mexico, Central America/ Caribbean, and At Large. Open elections will run in October, and winners will be notified in November and announced to the public in December. Nominate yourself to become a SMANA leader!

Mid-Year Update on SMANA’s Racial Equity Work

Mid-Year Update on SMANA’s Racial Equity Work A year ago SMANA issued a statement pledging to prioritize racial equity in our work, commit ourselves to change from within, and help our members ensure their own work promotes equity and inclusion. Last fall’s diversity, equity and inclusion webinar series was just a start to the member benefits we hope to feature. Below is a snapshot of…

Call for Papers: Social Marketing Quarterly

Call for Papers: Social Marketing Quarterly Social Marketing Quarterly (SMQ) announced a special issue with the goal of reflecting on social marketing’s role in addressing race and racism. The journal published a call for papers for social marketing academics and practitioners to submit on the subject. The year 2020, with its anti-racism social movements and protests around the world, reminded us that, despite our greatest…

Crystal Borde: “Nothing About Us without Us” – Preventing Tokenism and Building Authentic Audience Inclusion in Social Marketing

“Nothing About Us without Us”: Preventing Tokenism and Building Authentic Audience Inclusion in Social Marketing By: Crystal Borde When disability rights advocates marched for change in the 1960s and 1970s, they used the slogan “Nothing about us without us.” They were fighting for policies that affected their lives specifically and so naturally wanted to be included in their creation, evaluation and implementation. For social marketers,…

Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter A Letter from the President of the Social Marketing Association of North America on Anti-Black Racism in America   We feel that while silence is not an appropriate response to the racial inequalities and violence that black people face, simply voicing our support of Black Lives Matter is not enough. We aim to demonstrate our solidarity with those who struggle for equality and justice…

 
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