2008/2009 DIVERSITY EVENTS CALENDAR UPDATE

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RMKS/1.  THIS NAVADMIN UPDATES THE 2008/2009 DIVERSITY EVENTS CALENDAR.  
IMPROVING NAVY DIVERSITY IS A STRATEGIC IMPERATIVE AND WE ARE COMMITTED 
TO DEVELOPING, IMPLEMENTING, AND IMPROVING PROGRAMS TO PROMOTE A 
DIVERSE WORKFORCE IN WHICH ALL SAILORS FULFILL THEIR MAXIMUM POTENTIAL.
2.  OUR ABILITY TO REACH THE TALENT IN EVERY PART OF OUR SOCIETY 
DIRECTLY IMPACTS NAVY MISSION SUCCESS.  OUTREACH EVENTS AND AWARDS 
PROVIDE EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITIES TO INFORM THE COMMUNITY ABOUT THE MANY 
NAVY PROGRAMS AVAILABLE TO OUR YOUTH; THEY ALSO FOSTER THE PERSONAL AND 
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF OUR SAILORS.  PARTICIPATION ALLOWS US TO 
DEMONSTRATE OUR RICH NAVY HERITAGE AND COMMITMENT TO GROWING A 
CULTURALLY DIVERSE FORCE.  ALL COMMANDS ARE ENCOURAGED TO SUPPORT THESE 
PRESTIGIOUS AWARDS AND EVENTS THROUGH NOMINATIONS AND ATTENDANCE.
3.  PLEASE SEE THE WEBSITES LISTED BELOW AND THE NAVY DIVERSITY WEBSITE 
(WWW.NPC.NAVY.MIL/COMMANDSUPPORT/DIVERSITY) FOR MORE INFORMATION.
    A.  HISPANIC ENGINEER NATIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS AWARDS CORPORATION    
        (HENAAC) CONFERENCE
        DATE:  9-12 OCT 08
        LOC:  HOUSTON, TX
        WEBSITE:  WWW.HENAAC.ORG	
        2009 AWARD NOMINATIONS:  DUE JUN 09  
    B.  ACADEMY WOMEN LEADERSHIP TRAINING SYMPOSIUM
        DATE:  17-19 OCT 08
        LOC:  WOMEN'S MEMORIAL, ARLINGTON, VA
        WEBSITE:  WWW.ACADEMYWOMEN.ORG	
    C.  SOCIETY OF MEXICAN ENGINEERS AND SCIENTISTS (MAES) 
        SYMPOSIUM 
        DATE:  23-25 OCT 08
        LOC:  LAS VEGAS, NV
        WEBSITE:  WWW.MAES-NATL.ORG
    D.  NATIONAL WOMEN OF COLOR (NWOC) IN TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE
        DATE:  23-25 OCT 08
        LOC:  DALLAS, TX
        WEBSITE:  WWW.WOMENOFCOLOR.NET
        2009 AWARD NOMINATIONS:  DUE APR 09  
    E.  THE ASIAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDER AMERICAN SCHOLARSHIP FUND 
(APIASF)
        DATE:  30 OCT 08
        LOC:  NEW YORK, NY
        WEBSITE:  WWW.APIASF.ORG
    F.  AMERICAN INDIAN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING SOCIETY (AISES) 
        CONFERENCE
        DATE:  30 OCT - 1 NOV 08
        LOC:  ANAHEIM, CA
        WEBSITE: WWW.AISES.ORG	   
        2009 AWARD NOMINATIONS:  DUE JUN 09  
    G.  SOCIETY OF WOMEN ENGINEERS (SWE) CONFERENCE
        DATE:  6-8 NOV 08
        LOC:  BALTIMORE, MD
        WEBSITE:  WWW.SOCIETYOFWOMENENGINEERS.SWE.ORG
        2009 AWARD NOMINATIONS:  DUE MAR 09  
    H.  USS FREEDOM (LCS 1) COMMISSIONING CEREMONY
        DATE:  8 NOV 08
        LOC:  MILWAUKEE, WI
        WEBSITE:  WWW.USSFREEDOM.ORG
    I.  SOCIETY OF HISPANIC PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS (SHPE)
        DATE:  12-16 NOV 08
        LOC:  PHOENIX, AZ
        WEBSITE:  WWW.SHPE.ORG
        2009 AWARD NOMINATIONS:  DUE JUL 09  
    J.  THE BANNEKER INSTITUTE LEGACY AWARDS GALA
        DATE:  21 NOV 08
        LOC:  WASHINGTON, DC
        WEBSITE:  WWW.THEBANNEKERINSTITUTE.ORG
        2008 AWARD NOMINATIONS:  DUE 15 OCT 08  
    K.  HBCU/MINORITY INSTITUTIONS CONFERENCE
        DATE:  TBD DEC 08
        LOC:  WASHINGTON, DC
        WEBSITE:  WWW.HBCUMICONFERENCE.COM
    L.  BLACK ENGINEER OF THE YEAR AWARDS (BEYA) CONFERENCE
        DATE:  FEB 09
        LOC:  BALTIMORE, MD
        WEBSITE:  WWW.BLACKENGINEEROFTHEYEAR.ORG
        2009 AWARD NOMINATIONS:  DUE 01 OCT 08  
    M.  WOMEN IN AVIATION INTERNATIONAL (WAI) CONFERENCE
        DATE:  TBD MAR 09
        LOC:  TBD
        WEBSITE: WWW.WAI.ORG	  
    N.  NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR EQUAL OPPORTUNITY IN HIGHER             
        EDUCATION (NAFEO) CONFERENCE
        DATE:  TBD MAR 09
        LOC:  TBD
        WEBSITE:  WWW.NAFEO.ORG
    O.  NATIONAL SOCIETY OF BLACK ENGINEERS (NSBE) CONVENTION 
        DATE:  25-29 MAR 09
        LOC:  LAS VEGAS, NV
        WEBSITE: WWW.NSBE.ORG
        2009 AWARD NOMINATIONS:  DUE 15 OCT 08  
    P.  ASSOCIATION OF NAVAL SERVICES OFFICERS (ANSO) CONFERENCE
        DATE:  TBD APR-MAY 09
        LOC:  SAN DIEGO, CA
        WEBSITE: WWW.ANSOMIL.ORG
    Q.  NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL DRILL TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS (NHSDTC)
        DATE:  2-4 MAY 09
        LOC:  DAYTONA, FL
        WEBSITE: WWW.THENATIONALS.NET/NHSDTC.HTM
    R.  FEDERAL ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN COUNCIL (FAPAC) CONFERENCE
        DATE:  11-15 MAY 09
        LOC:  HOUSTON, TX
        WEBSITE:  WWW.FAPAC.ORG
        2009 AWARD NOMINATIONS:  DUE APR 09  
    S.  NATIONAL IMAGE INC. (IMAGE) TRAINING CONFERENCE
        DATE:  12-17 MAY 09
        LOC:  SAN ANTONIO, TX
        WEBSITE:  WWW.NATIONALIMAGEINC.ORG   
        2009 AWARD NOMINATIONS:  DUE MAR 09  
    T.  SOCIETY OF AMERICAN INDIAN GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES (SAIGE)  
        NATIONAL TRAINING CONFERENCE
        DATE:  1-5 JUN 09
        LOC:  SAN DIEGO, CA
        WEBSITE:  WWW.SAIGE.ORG
        2009 AWARD NOMINATIONS:  DUE MAY 09  
    U.  HEROES AND HERITAGE (H&H) STUDENT LEADERSHIP SUMMIT 
        DATE:  TBD JUN 09
        LOC:  TBD
        WEBSITE: WWW.HEROESANDHERITAGE.NET  
    V.  NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF COLORED PEOPLE
        (NAACP) CONVENTION
        DATE:  11-16 JUL 09
        LOC:  NEW YORK, NY
        WEBSITE:  WWW.NAACP.ORG
        2009 AWARD NOMINATIONS:  DUE JUN 09  
    W.  LEAGUE OF UNITED LATIN AMERICAN CITIZENS (LULAC) NATIONAL
        CONVENTION
        DATE:  13-18 JUL 09
        LOC:  SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO
        WEBSITE:  WWW.LULAC.ORG
        2009 AWARD NOMINATIONS:  DUE JUN 09  
    X.  ANNUAL WOMENS LEADERSHIP SYMPOSIUM
        DATE:  TBD JUN 09
        LOC:  TBD
        WEBSITE:  WWW.SEALEADER.ORG  
        2009 AWARD NOMINATIONS:  DUE APR 09  
    Y.  FEDERALLY EMPLOYED WOMEN (FEW) NATIONAL TRAINING CONFERENCE
        DATE:  TBD JUL 09
        LOC:  TBD
        WEBSITE:  WWW.FEW.ORG	
        2009 AWARD NOMINATIONS:  DUE APR 09  
    Z.  NATIONAL TUSKEGEE AIRMEN INCORPORATED (TAI) CONVENTION
        DATE:  TBD JUL 09
        LOC:  TBD
        WEBSITE:  WWW.TUSKEGEEAIRMEN.ORG
   AA.  NATIONAL NAVAL OFFICERS ASSOCIATION (NNOA) CONFERENCE
        DATE:  TBD JUL 09
        LOC:  TBD
        WEBSITE:  WWW.NNOA.ORG    
   BB.  BLACKS IN GOVERNMENT (BIG) NATIONAL CONFERENCE
        DATE:  TBD AUG 09
        LOC:  TBD
        WEBSITE:  WWW.BIGNET.ORG	
        2009 AWARD NOMINATIONS:  DUE JUL 09  
   CC.  BLACK DATA PROCESSING ASSOCIATES (BDPA)
        DATE:  TBD AUG 09
        LOC:  TBD
        WEBSITE:  WWW.BDPA.ORG/PORTAL
   DD.  NATIONAL LATINA STYLE MAGAZINE SYMPOSIUM
        DATE:  11 SEP 09
        LOC:  WASHINGTON, DC
        WEBSITE:  WWW.LATINASTYLE.COM
        2009 AWARD NOMINATIONS:  DUE AUG 09  
   EE.  HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES (HBCU) WHITE 
        HOUSE INITIATIVE
        DATE:  13-16 SEP 09
        LOC:  WASHINGTON, DC
        WEBSITE:  WWW.ED.GOV/WHHBCU
4.  IN ADDITION TO THE CONFERENCES LISTED ABOVE, COMMANDS ARE 
ENCOURAGED TO TAKE TIME TO ACKNOWLEDGE AND CELEBRATE THE FOLLOWING 
HERITAGE CELEBRATIONS AND NATIONAL OBSERVANCES:
    A.  NATIONAL DISABILITY EMPLOYMENT AWARENESS MONTH:  1-31 OCT 08
    B.  AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKAN NATIVE AMERICAN MONTH:  1-30 NOV 08 
    C.  AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH:  1-28 FEB 09
    D.  NATIONAL WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH:  1-31 MAR 09
        (DOD AWARD NOMINATIONS DUE FEB 09)
    E.  HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY:  21 APR 09
    F.  ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH:  1-31 MAY 09
    G.  WOMENS EQUALITY DAY:  TBD AUG 09 5.  UPDATED INFORMATION ON 
HERITAGE MONTHS, AWARDS, CONFERENCES AND SYMPOSIUMS WILL BE POSTED ON 
THE NAVY DIVERSITY DIRECTORATE WEBSITE AT 
WWW.NPC.NAVY.MIL/COMMANDSUPPORT/DIVERSITY/.
6.  POINT OF CONTACT:  CDR LORI ROE, NAVY DIVERSITY DIRECTORATE (OPNAV 
N134), AT (703) 695-3856/DSN 225 OR EMAIL AT NXAG_DIVERSITY(AT)NAVY.MIL.
7.  RELEASED BY VADM M. E. FERGUSON III, N1.// 
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