Develops communication strategy to enable rapid dissemination of information throughout the community regionally, nationally and globally. Maintains the Orisa CDC’s presence on Facebook, Twitter, my Space, etc. and keeps Orisa CDC website current. Promotes all Orisa CDC programs and events by subscribing to appropriate e-groups and developing and growing e-mail databases and address lists.

As the appropriate talent and capacity becomes available, will develop community website where people can find interesting articles, commentary and information on tradition / culture, spirituality/ theology, social events, social commentary, etc. Relevant portions of information above could be pushed to community in the form of an electronic newsletter that also announces programs, community events, Ocha birthdays, etc.

The Communications Committee will train key personnel to act as media spokesmen and women and will also have an anti-defamation type function whose purpose would be to develop and protect the image of Orisa worshippers and the tradition in the media. This would be accomplished by writing op-ends, sending press releases stating our position on issues and policies affecting our community and being available to the media when they need a statement from our community or an intelligent practitioner to speak to for research or other reasons.