Jin Qiu: Chinese Pioneer of Women's Right Movement

By Xueyao (Diana) Li

Jin Qiu (1875 - 1907) is one of the Chinese pioneers of Women’s right movement and modern democratic revolution. She sacrificed herself in overthrowing the feudal rule in Qing Dynasty, and died in the revolution at her age of 32. Ms. Qiu believed that women should not depend on men, and they had right to study with them. She published articles like “The Benefits of Speech” and “To China’s 200 Million Female Compatriots”, in order to attack the feudal system and promote women’s right. She cried, “If female education cannot be promoted, the nation won’t become stronger; if women’s right cannot be awakened, the power of our country will decline.” In 1907, she established the Chinese Female Newspaper, and wrote the foreword to a periodical saying that “today’s women will be the strongest power to rouse a democratic China”.


秋瑾(1875-1907),中国女权和女学思想的倡导者,近代民主革命志士。第一批为推翻满清政权和数千年封建统治而牺牲的革命先驱,为辛亥革命做出了巨大贡献。秋瑾一贯以提倡女权为己任,她说“女学不兴,种族不强;女权不振,国势必弱”,欲求男女平等,“女子必当有学问,求自立,不当事事仰给男子”。她以“鉴湖女侠”等笔名,在杂志上发表了《演说的好处》、《敬告中国二万万女同胞》、《警告我同胞》等文章,抨击封建制度丑恶,宣传女权主义,号召救国。她写道:“诸位,你要知道天下事靠人是不行的,总要求己为是。当初那些腐儒说什么‘男尊女卑’、‘女子无才便是德’、‘夫为妻纲’这些胡说,我们女子要是有志气的,就应当号召同志与它反对。” 1907年1月14日,《中国女报》创刊。秋瑾撰文提倡女权,宣传革命。以“开通风气,提倡女学,联感情,结团体,并为他日创设中国妇人协会之基础为宗旨”。并为该报写了《发刊词》,号召女界为“醒狮之前驱”,“文明之先导”。

Visit the First-ever Black PR Special Exhibition

Celebrate our field's most prominent Black PR pioneers! Visit the first-ever exhibition of photos, artifacts, documents and articles belonging to Ofield Dukes, Inez Kaiser, Moss Kendrix, etc. The exhibit is open through March 8. Admission is free, but you must sign up a week in advance of visit, at prmuseum.org/visits.

To visit the exhibit at Musuem of Public Relations, sign up at https://jfe.qualtrics.com/form/SV_5nCF5yIV1AxkGc5

Photo By Diana Li

Museum's Weibo Page Promotes Upcoming Women's PR History event

Here is today's post on the Museum's Weibo page (pronounced "Way Bo"). Weibo--which means "micro-blog"-- is one of the biggest social media platforms in China, with 500 million registered users, most of whom view it on a mobile device. The platform feels and acts very much like a marriage between Twitter and Facebook (both of which are blocked in China.)

Below is a screen shot of a post today from the Museum of Public Relations page, promoting our upcoming Women's PR History event, March 9. The event will be held at 175 Lafayette St., NYC. RSVP: prmuseum.org

We welcome students to send posts for consideration (send to: info@prmuseum.org)

If you'd like to learn more about Weibo: http://www.whatsonweibo.com/sinaweibo/

Special thanks to Flora Fan for setting up our Weibo account, and to Diana Li for carrying it on into the future! Vist: http://weibo.com/prmuseum?is_hot=1

Join the Upcoming Kick-off Event for Women's PR History Month

March 9-- Join us as we celebrate the kick-off event for Women's PR History Month, with Anne Bernays (daughter of Doris and Edward Bernays) and Muriel Fox (founder of the Women's Movement). Panel includes Dr. Meg Lamme, Dr. Karen Miller Russell and Dr. Karla Gower. Renee Wilson, president of the PR Council will be our MC for the evening, which includes a formal program and networking reception.

Sign up at prmuseum.org. A month-long exhibit (Mar 10-Apr 9) at the Museum of Public Relations at Baruch College will follow.

The George Washington University Sponsors the Celebration of Black PR History Month


The George Washington University's Strategic Public Relations program (http://bit.ly/2kims6j) is honored to sponsor the Museum of Public Relations celebration of Black PR History month.

At GW, we share the Museum’s goal to increase diversity and opportunity for PR professionals here in the US and all over the world. And, while there has been some progress to date, we know there is still more work to do. We are committed to being part of the effort to change our industry for the better.

Nelson Mandela reminded all of us “Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world.”

We offer a variety of advanced degrees, including online and on campus Master's degrees and specialized Graduate Certificates. Our focus is to provide our students and alums with a current understanding of communications theory, strategy and tactics as well as the digital tools and techniques that are revolutionizing our profession.

Now entering our 10th year, our program has hundreds of alums actively engaged in industry leadership positions in Washington, DC, across the country and around the world. Further, our parent school, the Graduate School of Political Management (https://gspm.gwu.edu/) has nearly 3,000 alumni and an unparalleled network in the fields of politics, strategic communications, and public affairs.

We encourage you to visit www.gspm.gwu.edu to learn more about our award winning program and outstanding faculty.

I hope you enjoy the event tonight and, once again, we are honored to be part of such a historic occasion for our profession.


Lawrence J. Parnell
Associate Professor and
Program Director
Master’s in Strategic Public Relations
Graduate School of Political Management
The George Washington University

Black PR Pioneer: Bayard Rustin

"President Barack Obama awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Bayard Rustin posthumously in November 2013. The citation said: “Bayard Rustin was an unyielding activist for civil rights, dignity, and equality for all.”

Rustin is best known for organizing the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in 1963, where more than 200,000 people gathered and where Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. gave his now world-famous “I have a dream” speech."

Find out more about the actions of Bayard Rustin onhttp://www.prmuseum.org/black-pr-pioneers/