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Social Media and the Law: What You Need to Know

December 7, 2018|

A retweet could land you in court. A ‘borrowed’ photo could breach copyright. How can you remain legal while getting maximum attention for your social media posts? Here’s what media law experts Robin Luce-Herrmann and Jennifer Dukarski advised at a 2018 AWC Detroit seminar.

Navigating the Path to Leadership in Corporate Communications

October 21, 2018|

Renee Rashid-Merem, a General Motors communications executive with vast Fortune 100 company experience, shared practical tips for leadership development and career navigation at our 2018 Leadership Summit. In this Q&A, she talks about key points, challenges and influences in her own career.

Driving Literacy in the D

Is it a birdhouse? An alarm box? A dollhouse? No, it’s a “Little Free Library” and they’re cropping up all over town. AWC Detroit has joined the effort to plant them in the community to make books more accessible to children and adults.

See more about AWC Detroit’s five “little library” installations in 2018. 

Learn about our literacy initiative


Lydia Sanchez Merritt

Lydia is responsible for course management and communications for an online public health program at Michigan State University. She is currently working on a master’s degree in strategic communications at MSU and loves helping friends and associates with creative media.


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