Star of Comedy Central's Key and Peele, Keegan Key keynotes Images and Perceptions Diversity Conference

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10th Anniversary Images and Perceptions Diversity Conference "Empowering Our Nation by Engaging Communities" Thursday, April 11, 2013

Hollywood Stars and International Motivational Speakers to present at the signature 10th Anniversary Images and Perceptions Diversity Conference, in Partnership with NAACP, SER, La Sed, Sabeel Media, PRSA and the University of Michigan-Center for Arab American Studies.

In Collaboration with the Arab American, African American, and Hispanic American Communities

Dearborn, Michigan, USA (MMD Newswire) April 1, 2013 -- Keegan Michael Key, star of Comedy Central's "Key and Peele" will headline the signature 10th Annual Images and Perceptions Diversity Conference, "Empowering our Nation by Engaging Communities," which will be held at the illustrious Byblos Banquet Center in Dearborn, Michigan on Thursday, April 11, 2013 (8:30am to 4:30pm).

This unique Conference explores the remarkable culture, diversity, and contributions of the Arab American, African American, and Hispanic American communities, as it examines the images portrayed in media, film, and television, and their implication in education, government, and corporate America.

Join our remarkable 2013 Conference Presenters: Detroit native, actor and comedian Keegan-Michael Key star of Comedy Central's "Key and Peele," MADtv, and ER, among other series; film and television, actor Haaz Sleiman of Oscar and Screen Actors Guild Award Nominated film "The Visitor," the film "American Dreamz," and TV series appearances including: "ER," "NCIS," and "24;" John Woods, PhD, Professor of Iranian and Central Asian History, and of Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations, at the University of Chicago will discuss the stereotypes and images throughout the ages that have affected our images and perceptions subliminally as well as vividly. Victor Antonio, Diversity and Motivational speaker has inspired people across the globe and is a self made CEO of a multimillion dollar High Tech Company. Musician and Composer, Mr. Victor Ghannam will perform a genre of music fused with the sounds of the African drum, the Spanish guitar and the Arabic Oud. Comedy genius and producer of "1001 Laughs," Amer Zahrwill also be on hand! Over the past 10 years, the Conference has established a unique forum, which provides effective educational tools, as it continues to charter bridges of constructive dialogue, knowledge, and understanding; while we explore the challenges and triumphs that ultimately bring us together as communities and impact us all as Americans.

Throughout the decade, the Conference has proudly hosted renowned speakers including: Hollywood Producer and Director, Asaad Kelada; Hollywood actress Kathy Najamy; author and media critic, Dr. Jack Shaheen; Former White House Bureau Chief Helen Thomas; and Ambassador Dr. Clovis Maksoud; among other esteemed trail-blazers in their respective fields. As experienced by both presenters and attendees over the past 9 years, this year's signature 10th Anniversary Images and Perceptions Diversity Conference is anticipated to be exceptionally momentous.

The Conference offers 5 SCECH CREDITS to educators; special student and group discount rates; and Sponsorship opportunities with information booths available.

Registration includes: breakfast, Middle-Eastern cuisine lunch, conference materials and all conference presentations.

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