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Stereotypes to be explored at Chicago Diversity Conference Dec. 6

Stereotypes to be explored at Chicago Diversity Conference Dec. 6

Hollywood Actors and Motivational Speakers will present at the signature 2nd Annual Images and Perceptions Diversity Conference in Partnership with the Governors Office of the State of Illinois, Mayor’s Office of Chicago, City Colleges of Chicago, University of Chicago, U of C Center for Middle Eastern Studies, NAACP, LaSed, SER and Ziyad Brothers Importing.

Chicago, Illinois, USA | October 16, 2013 Keegan Michael Key, star of Comedy Central’s “Key and Peele” will headline the signature 2nd Annual Images and Perceptions Diversity Conference, Empowering our Nation by Engaging Communities, to be held at the magnificent Alhambra Palace on 1240 Randolph St. Downtown Chicago, on December 6, 2013 (8:30am to 4:00pm).

This unique Conference explores the culture, diversity, and contributions of the Arab American, African American, Hispanic American and Asian American communities, as it examines the images portrayed in media, film, and television, and their implication in education, government, and corporate America.

Join the 2013 Conference Presenters: Keegan-Michael Key, Chicago’s Second City Native and star of Comedy Central’s Key and Peele,” MADtv,  “How I Met Your Mother”,  ER, among other series; film and television; actor/activist Sayed Badreya, star of “Iron Man”, “Mirage”, “Three Stooges”, “Don’t Mess With the Zohan” ; Professor John Woods, PhD, of the University of Chicago will share a unique and thought provoking presentation on the evolution of images in the media. Second city’s Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Dionna Griffin-Irons will infuse improv with audience participation; Maaria Mozafar, Founder of the “Skinless Project” a Diversity and Motivational speaker has inspired women in leadership and management roles; Comedy genius and award winning Journalist Ray Hanania will also perform. The Conference has established a unique forum, which provides effective educational tools, as it creates bridges of constructive dialogue and networking and explores the challenges and triumphs that ultimately bring us together as communities and impacts us all as Americans.

The Conference has hosted renowned speakers including: Hollywood Producer/Director, Asaad Kelada; Actress Kathy Najamy; author/media critic, Dr. Jack Shaheen; CEO Victor Antonio; Guadalupe Lara; White House Bureau Chief Helen Thomas;  Ambassador Dr. Clovis Maksoud; among other esteemed trail-blazers. As experienced in Detroit and Chicago by both presenters and attendees over the past 10 years, Chicago’s signature 2nd Annual Images and Perceptions Diversity Conference is guaranteed to be an extraordinary and exceptional experience.

The conference offers 5 Continuing Education CREDITS to educators and healthcare professionals attending with special student and group discount rates; Sponsorship opportunities with information booths are available.  Early Bird registration is now being offered. Registration includes: breakfast, Middle-Eastern cuisine lunch, conference materials and all conference presentations.

Register directly at:  https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/Default.aspx?EventID=1295507

Visit: www.3Dconsults.com  MEDIA CONTACT:   Siham Awada Jaafar (313)910-1955

Email:  imagesandperceptions@3dconsults.com

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About Ray Hanania

Ray Hanania is an award winning Palestinian American columnist. Named "Best Ethnic American Columnist" for 2006/07 by the New America Media. He is the recipient of four Lisagor Awards from the Chicago Headline Club and the 2009 Sigma Delta Chi Award for column writing from the Society of Professional Journalists. Visit his website at www.TheDailyHookah.com. Find his podcasts on iTunes and on Vimeo.

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