Actor Jamie Farr of M*A*S*H and acclaimed standup comedian Mike Batayeh are among the scheduled speakers at the 13th Annual Images and Perceptions Diversity Conference to be held on Thursday April 28, 2016 at the Byblos Banquets, 7258 Chase Road in Dearborn, Michigan.
Speakers, who will address the impact of stereotypes, images and perceptions during the day-long conference also include disabilities activist Ron Bachman, Middle East academic Dr. Dahlai Wasfi, body language expert Janette Ghedotte, police commanders David Robinson and Harold Love, and motivational speaker Dr. Maxine Hankins Cain.
Speakers also will include SET Metro President Eva Garza Dewaelsche, Vince Orlando, Justin Ford, Maria Elana Rodriguez and Omar AbuRashed.
The 13th Annual conference is organized by Siham Awada Jaafar
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Award Winning: 13th Annual Images and Perceptions Diversity Conference-Detroit April 28, 2016
Hollywood’s M*A*S*H Star Jamie Farr
M*A*S*H’s Jamie Farr, Walk This Way’s Ronnie Bachman, Commander David Robinson, Dr. Dahlia Wasfi,
Body Language: Janette Ghodette, SER Metro’s Eva Garza Dewaelsche, HipHop Rap Artist, OmarAbuRashed JD
CONTACT: Siham Awada Jaafar
DETROIT, MI, MARCH 28, 2016- Law enforcement officials, healthcare workers, educators, government officials among other professionals
and community leaders join in a conversation on creating and living in healthy diverse and empowering communities. This vital platform comes
at a time when communities are in need of embracing diversity through collaboration and positive actions to counter events such as the tragedy in
Ferguson, Islamophobia, and Anti- Semitism in the world. It will take place from 8:30am-4:30pm offering CEU’s and SCECH’s .
Keynote speaker, M*A*S*H’s Jamie Farr will motivate and inspire the audience as he shares his journey in Hollywood embracing culture
and heritage. Commander David Robinson and Retired Captain Harold Love, will discuss The Black and White of Community Policing and
the role of law enforcement through community policing in diverse neighborhoods. Robinson and Love will ultimately explore the positive role
diversity plays in building safe and healthy communities through authentic community and police relations that promote acceptance,
understanding and a mutual respect for the process. “Walk This Way”, Ronnie Bachman’s extraordinary resolve creates a challenge of
survival and triumph. A double amputee he carries his message of perseverance, tolerance and determination to win over defeat.
The speaker series awarded by CorpMagazine and NAWBO with the Champion of Diversity Award also include:
Eva Garza Dewaelsche: President and CEO of SER Metro addressing issues effecting the Latino Community
Omar AbuRashed JD- Diversity and Social Justice, Hip Hop Rap Artist
Janette Odette: Accurate Body Language
Dahlia Wasfi: Humanitarian, Activist, Expert on Middle East Relations
Mike Bataya: Comedian, Actor, Star of Film and Stage
Maxine Cain, PhD. : Educator, Motivational and Diversity Trainer , The Positive Zone
Maria Elena Rodriguez: Activist, President, Maria Elena Rodriguez and Co.
Vince Orlando-Actor, director, The Positive Zone, Justin Ford- The Positive Zone
The 13th Annual Images and Perceptions Diversity Conference has hosted over 1800 participants including members of TV, print and
broadcast media; corporate and business leaders, healthcare professionals; human resource directors; diversity program managers;
advertising, marketing and communications professionals; educators and elected officials. The conference is effective in providing the
tools necessary to its participants to successfully increase productivity and provide quality services within organizational, corporate and
Images and Perceptions partnerships include: The University of Michigan, Dearborn, Henry Ford College, NAACP, Ser Metro, DTE Energy,
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Ford Motor Co., Henry Ford Health Systems, UBS, GM, Comerica Bank, Hamadeh Educational Services,
WCCCD, Dearborn Public Schools, Specs Howard School of Broadcasting, and Greenland Markets. We continue to value our partnerships with
those who value diversity, and the successful collaboration with national diverse multi-ethnic organizations and communities.
Past Presenters: Sean Stone, Actor Activist Edward James Olmos, Comedy Centrals & Michigan’s own Keegan Michael Key, Asaad Kelada; Kathy Najamy; Former White House Bureau Chief. The Late Helen Thomas, Guadalupe Lara, Haaz Sleiman, , Professor John Woods, PhD ,Ambassador Dr. Clovis Maksoud; among other esteemed trail-blazers in their fields.
CEU’s offered to eligible Professionals including social workers, nurses, SCECH’s to Administrators, Educators, Counselors, etc
Registration includes breakfast, lunch & conference materials; Individual Registration: $130, Group of 5 or more: $100, Student.
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