Foundation receives national award for podcast about indigenous women

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Bronze Anvil Commendation from PRSA

Clark College Foundation received a distinguished 2021 Bronze Anvil Commendation from the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) for its podcast, Beyond the Tragedy, about a Clark alumna who, as a Washington state legislator, championed two bills that established a statewide database for missing and murdered indigenous women and girls.

Clark College Foundation was recognized among other nationally seasoned professionals working at prestigious advertising and public relations agencies, the federal government and major corporations such as AT&T, the Department of Defense, Penn State, Intel, Amazon and the Fletcher Group.

Clark College Foundation receives national award for podcast about indigenous women

The foundation is a 2021 Bronze Anvil Commendation winner from PRSA.

This is the second award the foundation received for the podcast. PRSA Oregon, the regional chapter, gave it a merit award in 2020.

PRSA’s Bronze Anvil Awards recognize the best in public relations tactics throughout the United States, including magazines, social media, video, blogs, podcasts, digital newsletters and websites that contribute to the success of overall programs or campaigns.

The podcast, part of Clark College Foundation’s award-winning Penguin Chats series, is a true story about bones discovered on the grounds of a Yakama Nation post office that had been there for years. As a result, Rep. Gina Mosbrucker co-authored legislation that changed how Washington state tracks missing and murdered Native American women and girls. Listen to Beyond the Tragedy anywhere you get your podcasts.

The podcast followed a similar magazine cover story about murdered and missing Native American women and girls that appeared in Clark Partners magazine in 2019. That story is titled Stolen Sisters: an indigenous tragedy.


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