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February 16, 2017
Dear NAMIC Supporter:

Last week, representatives from NAMIC's chapters across the country attended the Annual Chapter Leadership Forum. The forum was a day and a half learning experience consisting of leadership development exercises, chapter operations trainings, strategic planning sessions and rich networking opportunities. 

It takes a lot of hard work and dedication to run a chapter and we thank our chapter leaders for their continuous support to further NAMIC's mission. If you're interested in getting more involved and volunteering in your chapter, click here to contact your local chapter officer. Connect today! Attending events is another way to engage with fellow NAMIC members. Check out the calendar listings below for upcoming events.

As we continue to educate, advocate and empower for multi-ethnic diversity in the communications industry, remember these upcoming leadership and professional development program dates:

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Susan Waldman 
Senior Manager, Membership and Publications
In This Issue


PR Newswire
NAMIC announced the appointment of two Charter Communications, Inc. executives to governance roles serving on its Board of Advisors and Board of Directors. Rhonda Crichlow, Charter's Senior Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, has joined the NAMIC Board of Advisors. Additionally, Cheryl M. Manley, Charter's Senior Vice President and Associate General Counsel, Employment Law, has joined the NAMIC National Board of Directors. 
PR Newswire
NAMIC and WICT announced plans to partner once again on a joint survey for the next editions of the NAMIC AIM* (*Advancement Investment Measurement) and the WICT PAR* Initiative (*Pay Equity, Advancement Opportunities, and Resources for Work/Life Integration). The joint WICT-NAMIC survey opens on February 7, 2017, and will close after five weeks of data collection.

Associations Now
A new report from the diversity-focused nonprofit Open MIC finds that many racial groups remain underrepresented in the technology industry compared with their overall share of the workforce.
NBC News
A Korean-American aspiring filmmaker and a Native Hawaiian who helps with the war effort during World War II are among the new dolls American Girl is set to release this year.
The Hollywood Reporter
Oscar nominations still "amplify work in a way nothing else does," says the director of the nominated documentary '13th,' who spoke to THR from the set of Disney's 'A Wrinkle in Time.'

The ABC comedy show, which centers on an African-American family, devoted a segment to the hot-button issue of discrimination against LGBT customers in its Wednesday episode.
It has taken 15 years, 21 seasons of The Bachelor and 12 seasons of The Bachelorette, but the franchise has finally cast its first black lead: Dallas attorney Rachel Lindsay. Lindsay, who is currently competing on this season of The Bachelor for Nick Viall's love, will begin her own search on ABC's hit franchise this summer.
Entertainment Weekly
Constance Wu is looking to examine how the other half lives. The Fresh Off the Boat star is in talks to play the lead role in Warner Bros.' adaptation of Crazy Rich Asians, EW has confirmed. Jon M. Chu (Now You See Me 2, G.I. Joe: Retaliation) is directing the film based on Kevin Kwan's satirical novel, which follows an American-born Chinese woman who travels to Singapore to meet her boyfriend's well-heeled family, thereby encountering mind-boggling opulence and snobbery. 
Throughout her 20s, Fatimah Asghar kept waiting to see a movie or television show that reflected her life, her friendships and relationships. When that didn't happen, she decided to write one herself: a new webseries called Brown Girls.

Ad Age 
The black-and-white spot is voiced by Michael B. Jordan and opens with the line "Is this the land history promised?" Drawing parallels between equality in sport and wider equality, it goes on to state that in the "field of play," you are "defined by actions, not your looks and beliefs" and includes lines such as: "The ball should bounce the same for everyone."
A summary of the most exciting recent news in online video in the U.S., U.S.-Hispanic and Latin American markets. If you're trying to keep up, consider this your one-stop shop.

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