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January 11, 2021 39 min

Gina Rubel goes on record with Deirdre Childress Hopkins, the Director of Communications at The Hope Center for College, Community and Justice at Temple University in Philadelphia.

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Deirdre is the former Director of Public Relations for Visit Philadelphia where she served as the communications representative for Latinx, African American, LGBTQ, and the Canadian tourism markets. 

Prior to that, she was the Strategic Communications Manager for the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Deirdre also is the first person of color to serve as president of the Philadelphia Public Relations Association in its 75-year history.

A former journalist, Deirdre worked at The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Daily News, and United Press International. She also has served in many leadership roles for the National Association of Black Journalists.

Her community service includes the 2016 Philadelphia DNC’s Communications Working Group, 2015 Communications and Marketing Committee for the World Meeting of Families and Papal Visit in Philadelphia, and the social media team for the Pennsylvania Conference for Women.

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