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May  10, 2018
Dear NAMIC Diversity Digest Readers,

The month of May we celebrate  Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Learn about how you can not only celebrate but advocate for Asian American achievers. 


2017 NAMIC Next Generation Leaders 
(L-R): Cable MSO - Ebonne Ruffins, VP, Local Media Development, Comcast Cable; Cable Programmer - Daniel Eilemberg, president and CCO, Fusion TV; Tech Company/Discipline - Linda Pan, SVP, New Digital Business, AMC Networks; and Creative Discipline - Romina Rosado, SVP and editor-in-chief, E! News & Online, NBCUniversal.
Call for nominations are now open for the 2018 Annual Awards Luncheon Honoring Next Generation Leaders to be presented during the 32nd Annual NAMIC Conference.  

Register by June 1st for the 32nd Annual NAMIC Conference and save! 
In This Issue

NAMIC-New England member  Rob King participated on a distinguished panel at Design Night Out's Trinity Film Festival Screen in Hartford CT on May 4th. King is ESPN's senior vice president, SportsCenter & News. Design Night Out event series takes a creative theme and explores the role of the arts in Connecticut.

NAMIC-New York members pictured left to right:  Debra Lee , chairman and CEO, BET and
Tiffany Warren, senior vice president, chief diversity officer, Omnicom and group/founder & president, ADCOLOR® were named two of Adweek's 39 Women Who Are Spearheading a Revolution in Advertising, Media and Tech.

NAMIC & Sava360's 2016 "Startup Pitch" Competition finalists URU, an AI startup that embeds ads in video were recently acquired by Adobe. 

Congratulations to NAMIC corporate sponsors for being named on the Top 50 Companies for Diversity list by DiversityInc: 
Are you a NAMIC Member who was recently promoted? Have you and your team won an award for your efforts in the industry? We want to highlight your achievements. Click here to let us know how you're becoming a mover and shaker.


Pictured left to right: Filmmaker Michelle Cooke, TV Host Beth Guerrera and NAMIC-New England President Kamilah A'Vant
NAMIC-New England proudly supported Rhode Island's first Black Film Festival. Chapter President Kamilah A'Vant moderated the afternoon screenings of 'Jalen and JoAnna/ A Lead Paint Story' and 'White House.'

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The awards, which honors multi-ethnic executives for their leadership and contributions to their companies and the industry, will be presented in four categories: Cable MSO, Cable Programmer, Technology Company/Disciplines and Creative Disciplines. Nominations deadline for this year's Next Generation Leaders Awards is June 1.

To mark the start of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month as well as the 50th anniversary of the first recognized usage of the term "Asian American," nonprofit collective Gold House has launched the A100, a to-be-annual list of the most influential Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders from the past year.

Welcome to Adweek's second annual Disruptors list, our celebration of women who are not only shattering the glass ceiling but advancing the cause of diversity and inclusion. 

The DiversityInc Top 50 list, issued yearly since 2001, recognizes the nation's top companies for diversity and inclusion management. These companies excel in such areas as hiring, retaining and promoting women, minorities, people with disabilities, LGBT and veterans.

The T. Howard Foundation's annual Diversity Awards Dinner and 25th Anniversary celebration was held Monday night at Cipriani Wall Street in NYC. The evening included a silent auction fundraiser for the foundation, which has provided hundreds of students with work experience through its partnership with media companies. AMC Networks pres/CEO Josh Sapan received the Corporate Leadership Award, Univision Communications pres/CEO Randy Falco accepted the Corporate Excellence Award on behalf of his company and ABC News senior legal correspondent and analyst Sunny Hustin was given the Diversity Advocate Award for her work in telling the stories of the voiceless. 

Broadway World
KCET, the nation's largest independent public television station, announced today that new episodes of PACIFIC HEARTBEAT will be telecast in May to celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month on KCET in Southern  California.

PR Newswire
In celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, HBO will premiere the second installment of Asian Pacific American Visionaries, a short film program featuring the works of emerging Asian American directors on May 7th. 

"Resistance at Tule Lake" is the first of six documentaries that PBS and World Channel will air in tandem with the Center for Asian American Media during Asian Pacific American Heritage Month this May. 


Food & Wine
The restaurant unveiled a video for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, highlighting the achievements of trailblazers like Connie Chung, Michael Chang and cofounders Andrew and Peggy Cherng.

This May, Macy's is proud to celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with a host of events honoring the rich traditions and cultural impact of the Asian-Pacific community. Joining the celebrations at select Macy's stores nationwide will be chef, best-selling author, and TV host Eddie Huang, beauty and style icon Jenn Im, YouTube star Stephanie Villa, chef Bill Kim, and more.

If you're a non-member and attend a local NAMIC event, you can join on the spot and receive up to 10% off your NAMIC membership! Feel free to inquire at your next event. Please see below for upcoming event registration and program deadlines:
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