|A Message from Michelle Ray, Acting Executive Director|
|As the Walter Kaitz Foundation prepares for its 35th Anniversary Fundraising Dinner on October 17, 2018, it is fitting that we take time to reflect on how far our industry has come as it relates to diversity and inclusion, and how we hope to lead as we look towards the future.
This year’s dinner theme, “Diversity Through the Decades,” provides us with an opportunity to look back and see how inspiring our industry’s innovators and pioneers were in making the commitment to weave diversity into the fabric of a then growing industry. Icons like Betsy Magness, Ralph Baruch, Ted Turner, Richard Munro, Bill Daniels and Ralph Roberts were leaders in extolling the necessity for diversity in the ‘cable’ business.
The Kaitz Dinner – October 17
Each fall, The Kaitz Dinner brings together leaders from across the broad expanse of the media and telecommunications industries to build significant support for the advancement of diversity and inclusion. The event is a showstopper, with industry leaders, the hottest celebrities and entertainment and awards recognizing pioneering diversity champions and advocates.
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|Walter Kaitz Foundation to Host Industry Reception|
|The 2018 American Black Film Festival (ABFF) will convene in Miami for its 22nd year on June 13 – 17. ABFF is the largest gathering of Black film and television enthusiasts in the country, and includes red carpet premieres, master classes, celebrity conversations, tech talks, exclusive parties and much more.|
Our 2018 NALIP Media Summit is just around the corner and Special Spring Sale rates for our passes are still active! Make sure to get your passes today and become a part of the largest gathering of Latino content creators in media nationwide.
Taking place at Hollywood and Highland on June 21-24, 2018! For information on panels, workshops, and passes please visit: https://bit.ly/2I3qXAN.
|Emma Bowen Foundation’s Annual Summer Conference|
|Each summer, nearly 200 students gather in New York City for the Emma L. Bowen Foundation’s Annual Summer Conference to network, learn and take their first steps toward a career in the media and technology industries.
The 2018 Summer Conference is no different with students poised to descend upon New York University’s Kimmel Center on June 24-27 where they will hear from leading industry executives, participate in networking events, and exchange with alumni and much more.
|Diversity Week 2018|
|Diversity Week has been a staple within the telecommunications industry for many years. Held each fall in New York City, the week brings together the industry’s premier organizations focused on supporting women and people of color in the fast-paced industry. “The week has become about extending the industry’s commitment to diversity and inclusion beyond the human resources department and into a company’s full business operations,” says David Cohen, Senior EVP & Chief Diversity Officer at Comcast.|
|Cox Named No. 13 on Diversity Inc. 2018 Top 50 Companies List
|Obama’s ink deal with Netflix|
|Cultural Insights Virtual Forum|
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