December 03, 2012 at 09:49 AM EST
Hollywood Producer/ Director Asaad Kelada in Chicago: Images and Perceptions Diversity Conference
Hollywood Producer and Director Asaad Kelada to Keynote the 9th Annual Images and Perceptions Diversity Conference, For the First Time in Chicago, Thursday, December 6, 2012 at the Magnificent Alhambra Palace

In collaboration with the African American, Hispanic American and Arab American Communites Challenges and Commonalites: University of Chicago offering 5 CDPU Credits for Eligible Registrants

Chicago, Illinois, USA (MMD Newswire) December 3, 2012 -- 3D Consulting & Communications www.3Dconsults.com Thursday, December 6, 2012, will present Images and Perceptions Diversity Conference in Partnership with the Governor's Office of the State of Illinois, New Americans Office of Policy and Advocacy, Mayor's Office of Chicago, City Colleges of Chicago, University of Chicago, U of C Center for Middle-Eastern Studies, NAACP, and LA SED at the magnificent Alhambra Palace on Randolph St. Downtown Chicago, from 8:30 AM- 4:30 PM.

Hollywood Producer and Director, Asaad Kelada ("Two and a Half Men," Dharma & Greg," Who's the Boss," "One Day at a Time," "Facts of Life," "Family Ties," "Sister Sister," "Everybody Loves Raymond," and "The Office"), will address the images Hollywood and the media portray, and present a rare view directly into the casting lens, along with an inside track of Hollywood's depiction of our communities.

Presenters also include:

• Reverend Dr. Wendell Anthony: National and local award winner and President of the NAACP Detroit Branch, Reverend Anthony has been one of the most influential voices in dispelling stereotypes and building bridges of justice, common ground, and equality.

• Guadalupe Lara: Motivational/diversity speaker on inclusion, and conflict resolution from a strengths perspective and member volunteer at LA SED.

• Rola Nashef: Detroit based Owner of Gas Afterhours Productions; Nashef has been filming, directing and producing films in Detroit since 2005. She is the Writer, Producer and Director of the upcoming, summer of 2012, debut of Detroit Unleaded.

• Mike Batayeh: Comedian and star of Film and TV. (Don't Mess with the Zohan; Everybody Loves Raymond, The Jay Leno Show, Fox's Touch series, Breaking Bad and more.)

• Siham Awada Jaafar: Founder and Producer of Image and Perceptions of Arab Americans Diversity Conference, Principal Partner at 3D Consulting and Communications and host of "Community Connection" weekly television program broadcast over Comcast Cable.

• Nadia Fadel-Bazzi, JD: Co-Producer, Images and Perceptions of Arab Americans Diversity Conference, and Principal Partner at 3D Consulting & Communications.

Guest Speaker, internationally renowned Washington DC's Global South Professor, Ambassador Dr. Clovis Maksoud, and distinguished Professor John Woods, PhD, of the University of Chicago, who will share a unique and thought provoking presentation on the evolution of images in the media. The University of Chicago will offer 5 CDPU credits to eligible registrants.

Registration includes Middle Eastern breakfast, lunch, conference presentations and workshop materials. The student rate is $35 and a significant discount for a group of 5 or more is available. Register directly at: Register Here

For additional information: WWW.3DConsults.com

Scholarships available Call: 313-910-1955 or 313-289-5310

Images and Perceptions Diversity Conference sponsored by: Alhambra Palace, Trinity Health, ADC Michigan, ACCESS, Hamadeh Educational Services, ACRL, Attorney Mona Fadlallah, Shatila Bakery, Double Tree Hotel, Community Connection TV with Siham Awada Jaafar, The Arab American News, Impact Radio, Forum and Link Newspaper

In Partnership with: The State of Illinois: Governors Office: The City of Chicago's Mayors Office: The New Americans office of Policy and Advocacy: The University of Chicago: The University of Chicago Center for Middle Eastern Studies: City Colleges of Chicago: LaSed, NAACP: Arab American Action Network (AAAN)

For Press and Media Inquiries Contact:

Siham Awada Jaafar (313) 910-1955

Nadia Fadel-Bazzi (313) 289-5310

Email: imagesandperceptions@3Dconsults.com

Website: www.3DConsults.com

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