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November 9, 2017

Spike Lee on Mentoring
Spike Lee, Academy Award Winning Director, 29th Annual NAMIC Conference Keynote speaker

Enroll in NAMIC's L. Patrick Mellon Mentorship Program by November 27 to be matched for the January 2018 cycle. 

Committed top-level industry executives are recruited to serve as mentors to NAMIC members for a nine-month period. In these one-on-one relationships, mentors provide support, guidance, and career advice. Mentors are asked to make a minimum commitment of two hours per month to the mentoring process.

You must be a member of NAMIC to be mentored in the L. Patrick Mellon Mentorship Program. 

As a reminder, 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 also see below for upcoming event registration and program deadlines:

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In This Issue


NAMIC-Minnesota partnered with WICT-Minnesota to hold their annual bowling and food drive this week. Vanessa Edwards, volunteer engagement manager, Neighborhood House spoke about the importance of volunteerism and giving back to the communities in which we live and work. Donated funds will feed a family in need this weekend - and that, is a powerful message.

NBC News
Anna May Wong and Sessue Hayakawa are among the early stars being highlighted by the Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival.

Black Enterprise
John Wendell Thompson, independent chairman of Microsoft Corp., the $90 billion tech leviathan was presented with the Black Enterprise Tech Trailblazer of the Year Award. 
NBC News
It is a word that has been both embraced and scorned by Latinos. It often sparks conversations about identity, gender and privilege. Its usage has led to innumerable social media spats, and the debate shows no sign of dying down. The word in question is "Latinx," which some Hispanics are using as a more inclusive term for Latinos.

Huffington Post
At the Variety Inclusion Summit, held this past week in Los Angeles the atmosphere was hopeful, with speakers representing a wide range of backgrounds and points of view. This conversation was meant to chip away at all layers of the behemoth, from subtle unconscious bias through tough topics like systemic racism and sexual assault. 


Telemundo Deportes announced seven exclusive Spanish-language live NFL game telecasts on Universo beginning this Thursday, November 9 with Seahawks at Cardinals on "Thursday Night Football presented by Bud Light", and culminating with Super Bowl LII live on Universo on Sunday, February 4, 2018, from U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
World of Wonder, the production company behind "RuPaul's Drag Race," is joining the ranks of subscription streaming services like Hulu and Netflix to deliver LGBT content.


Are Hispanic ad agencies moving away from the classic TV spots format? Judging from a recent content-creation effort by d expósito & Partners, leading brands like AARP may be looking at engaging audiences through the use of specifically created content and vehicles, such as short films and episodic series, among other messaging devices.
USA Today
The "Love Over Bias" campaign celebrates diversity and that's the beauty of the message, Olympic silver medalist Gus Kenworthy said.


Congratulations to the graduates of NAMIC's most recent Leadership Seminar that took place in October in Dallas, TX.   

Kudos to NAMIC-New England president and NAMIC Leadership Seminar alumnae Kamilah A'Vant for taking on the adjunct instructor position at Bay Path University. 
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