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WEEK OF 2-19-2024
|At our featured events, discover the ROI of DEI, decode best practices to engage with the Black consumer, engage with Chief Justice Mary Jane Theis, and learn how to leverage AI to drive transformation.
The ROI of DEI Belonging
Wednesday, February 21, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm CST – ONLINE
Join the Chapter meeting with the National Diversity Council. This program offers you the opportunity to learn and share diversity and inclusion best practices with other organizational leaders within your community. In addition to learning valuable takeaways that can help you enhance your internal D&I efforts, you will also be able to engage with individuals who represent a wide array of perspectives, businesses, and industries. Timothy Fair, Vice President, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Burlington Stores, will be featured as the guest speaker.
Decoding the Black Consumer Landscape with Pepper Miller
Thursday, February 22, 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Beatrix Restaurant, 155 N. Wacker Dr., Chicago
Join the American Marketing Association Chicago for an enlightening session with Pepper Miller, a trailblazing market researcher and President of The Hunter-Miller Group. In this transformative Signature Speakers Series event, Pepper delves into the intricacies of engaging with the Black consumer, offering invaluable insights and proven strategies for crafting successful campaigns. Gain a blueprint for not only connecting with the Black audience but also understanding, appreciating, and navigating the complexities inherent in reaching this demographic.
Chief Justice Mary Jane Theis, Illinois Supreme Court
Tuesday, February 27, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Maggiano’s Banquets, 111 W. Grand Ave., Chicago
Join the City Club of Chicago for a conversation with Chief Justice Mary Jane Theis of the Illinois Supreme Court. Chief Justice Theis began her career as an Assistant Public Defender in Cook County and has since served at every level of the Judiciar in the State of Illinois. She was appointed to the Illinois Supreme Court in 2010 when Chief Justice Thomas R. Fitzgerald retired.
AI + IQ: Chicago Innovation
Tuesday, February 27, 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
mHUB, 1623 W. Fulton St., Chicago
Kick off 2024 with Chicago Innovation at the brand new mHUB headquarters in Fulton Market as they bring together thought leaders at the cutting-edge of artificial intelligence. Listen, learn, network, and discover key AI trends for 2024 and how to leverage AI to drive transformative change within our organizations and in life. Speakers include Kris Hammond, Professor of Computer Science, Northwestern University and Co-founder of Narrative Science; Dev Singh, Founder and CEO of AiRo Digital Labs; Michael Parks, Co-Chair of Thompson Coburn’s I.P. Practice Group; Shivani Vora, Managing Director, Accenture, and Erik Brown, Senior Partner-Product Experience & Engineering Lab at West Monroe.
Black History Month 2024
African Americans and the Arts
“When Carter G. Woodson established Negro History week in 1926, he realized the importance of providing a theme to focus the attention of the public. The intention has never been to dictate or limit the exploration of the Black experience, but to bring to the public’s attention important developments that merit emphasis…
“African American art is infused with African, Caribbean, and the Black American lived experiences. In the fields of visual and performing arts, literature, fashion, folklore, language, film, music, architecture, culinary and other forms of cultural expression, the African American influence has been paramount. African American artists have used art to preserve history and community memory as well as for empowerment. Artistic and cultural movements such as the New Negro, Black Arts, Black Renaissance, hip-hop, and Afrofuturism, have been led by people of African descent and set the standard for popular trends around the world. In 2024, we examine the varied history and life of African American arts and artisans.” [continue reading…]
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We’ve Got Our Eye On You
February 16-18 & 23-25
City Lit Theater, 1020 W. Bryn Mawr, Chicago
Thompson Street Opera Company is excited to produce a Chicago premiere by award-winning composer Nkeiru Okoye and librettist David Cote: a one-hour comedy about seduction, just in time for Valentine’s Day! We’ve Got Our Eye on You follows the mythological Grae sisters on a series of encounters with the “hero” Perseus, whose charms are numerous (and abilities to control his impulses are few). Bring a date to this sexy, side-splitting romp at City Lit Theater!
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