2008 DIVERSITY EVENTS CALENDAR UPDATE

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RMKS/1.  THIS NAVADMIN UPDATES THE 2008 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.  NATIONAL IMAGE INC. TRAINING CONFERENCE
        DATE:  15-18 APR 08
        LOC:  LAS VEGAS, NV
        WEBSITE:  WWW.NATIONALIMAGEINC.ORG
    B.  ASSOCIATION OF NAVAL SERVICES OFFICERS (ANSO) CONFERENCE
        DATE:  30 APR-3 MAY 08
        LOC:  NAB LITTLE CREEK, VA
        WEBSITE:  WWW.ANSOMIL.ORG
    C.  SOCIETY OF AMERICAN INDIAN GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES (SAIGE)
        NATIONAL TRAINING CONFERENCE
        DATE:  4-8 JUN 08
        LOC:  TRAVERSE CITY, MI
        WEBSITE:  WWW.SAIGE.ORG
	AWARD NOMINATIONS:  DUE 24 APR 08
    D.  FEDERAL ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN COUNCIL (FAPAC) CONFERENCE
        DATE:  23-27 JUN 08
        LOC:  NEW YORK CITY, NY
        WEBSITE:  WWW.FAPAC.ORG
	AWARD NOMINATIONS:  DUE 25 MAR 08
    E.  LEAGUE OF UNITED LATIN AMERICAN CITIZENS (LULAC) NATIONAL
        CONVENTION
        DATE:  7-12 JUL 08
        LOC:  WASHINGTON, DC
        WEBSITE:  WWW.LULAC.ORG
	AWARD NOMINATIONS:  DUE 26 MAY 08
    F.  ANNUAL WOMENS LEADERSHIP SYMPOSIUM
        DATE:  10-11 JUL 08
        LOC:  ARLINGTON, VA
        WEBSITE:  WWW.SEALEADER.ORG
    G.  NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF COLORED PEOPLE
        (NAACP) CONVENTION
        DATE:  12-17 JUL 08
        LOC:  CINCINNATI, OH
        WEBSITE:  WWW.NAACP.ORG
	AWARD NOMINATIONS:  DUE 26 MAY 08
    H.  NATIONAL NAVAL OFFICERS ASSOCIATION (NNOA) CONFERENCE
        DATE:  21-25 JUL 08
        LOC:  NORFOLK, VA
        WEBSITE:  WWW.NNOA.ORG
    I.  FEDERALLY EMPLOYED WOMEN (FEW) NATIONAL TRAINING CONFERENCE
        DATE:  14-18 JUL 08
        LOC:  ANAHEIM, CA
        WEBSITE:  WWW.FEW.ORG
	AWARD NOMINATIONS:  DUE 7 APR 08
    J.  NATIONAL TUSKEGEE AIRMEN INCORPORATED (TAI) CONVENTION
        DATE:  17-20 JUL 08
        LOC:  PHILADELPHIA, PA
        WEBSITE:  WWW.TUSKEGEEAIRMEN.ORG
    K.  BLACKS IN GOVERNMENT (BIG) NATIONAL CONFERENCE
        DATE:  11-15 AUG 08
        LOC:  NEW ORLEANS, LA
        WEBSITE:  WWW.BIGNET.ORG
	AWARD NOMINATIONS:  DUE 24 JUN 08
    L.  WOMEN OF COLOR IN AVIATION AND AEROSPACE (WCAAI) FLY IN 
        CELEBRATION
        DATE:  TBD AUG 08
        LOC:  TBD
        WEBSITE:  WWW.WCAAI.ORG
    M.  NATIONAL LATINA STYLE MAGAZINE SYMPOSIUM
        DATE:  5 SEP 08
        LOC:  WASHINGTON, DC
        WEBSITE:  WWW.LATINASTYLE.COM
    N.  HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES (HBCU) WHITE 
        HOUSE INITIATIVE
        DATE:  TBD SEP 08
        LOC:  WASHINGTON, DC
        WEBSITE:  WWW.ED.GOV/WHHBCU
    O.  MINORITIES IN RESEARCH SCIENCE (MIRS) CONFERENCE
        DATE:  TBD SEP 08
        LOC:  BALTIMORE, MD
        WEBSITE:  WWW.CCMAG.COM/EMERALD
    P.  HISPANIC ENGINEERING, SCIENCE, AND TECHNOLOGY (HESTEC) WEEK
        DATE:  22-27 SEP 08
        LOC:  EDINBURG, TX
        WEBSITE:  WWW.HESTEC.ORG
    Q.  MANA LAS PRIMERAS GALA
        DATE:  TBD OCT 08
        LOC:  WASHINGTON, DC
        WEBSITE:  WWW.HERMANA.ORG
    R.  HISPANIC HERITAGE FOUNDATION GALA
        DATE:  9 OCT 08
        LOC:  WASHINGTON, DC
        WEBSITE:  WWW.HISPANICHERITAGE.ORG
    S.  SOCIETY OF WOMEN ENGINEERS (SWE) CONFERENCE
        DATE:  6-8 OCT 08
        LOC:  BALTIMORE, MD
        WEBSITE:  WWW.SWE.ORG
	AWARD NOMINATIONS:  DUE 31 MAR 08
    T.  ACADEMY WOMEN LEADERSHIP TRAINING SYMPOSIUM
        DATE:  TBD OCT 08
        LOC:  TBD
        WEBSITE:  WWW.ACADEMYWOMEN.ORG
    U.  HISPANIC ENGINEER NATIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS AWARDS CORPORATION    
        (HENAAC) CONFERENCE
        DATE:  9-12 OCT 08
        LOC:  HOUSTON, TX
        WEBSITE:  WWW.HENAAC.ORG
	AWARD NOMINATIONS:  DUE 6 JUN 08
    V.  SOCIETY OF MEXICAN ENGINEERS AND SCIENTISTS (MAES) 
        SYMPOSIUM 
        DATE:  23-25 OCT 08
        LOC:  LAS VEGAS, NV
        WEBSITE:  WWW.MAES-NATL.ORG
    W.  AMERICAN INDIAN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING SOCIETY (AISES) 
        CONFERENCE
        DATE:  30 OCT - 1 NOV 08
        LOC:  ANAHEIM, CA
        WEBSITE: WWW.AISES.ORG
	AWARD NOMINATIONS:  DUE 1 JUN 08
    X.  NATIONAL WOMEN OF COLOR (NWOC) IN TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE
        DATE:  23-28 NOV 08
        LOC:  DALLAS, TX
        WEBSITE:  WWW.WOMENOFCOLOR.NET
	AWARD NOMINATIONS:  DUE 30 APR 08
    Y.  SOCIETY OF HISPANIC PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS (SHPE)
        DATE:  12-16 NOV 08
        LOC:  PHOENIX, AZ
        WEBSITE:  WWW.SHPE.ORG
    Z.  HBCU/MINORITY INSTITUTIONS CONFERENCE
        DATE:  TBD DEC 08
        LOC:  TBD
        WEBSITE:  WWW.HBCUMICONFERENCE.COM 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.  WOMENS HISTORY MONTH:  1-31 MAR 08
    B.  DAYS OF REMEMBRANCE:  27 APR-4 MAY 08
    C.  HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY:  2 MAY 07
    D.  ASIAN PACIFIC HERITAGE MONTH:  1-31 MAY 08
    E.  WOMENS EQUALITY DAY:  26 AUG 08
    F.  HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH:  15 SEP-15 OCT 08
    G.  NATIONAL DISABILITY EMPLOYMENT AWARENESS MONTH:  1-31 OCT 08
    H.  AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKAN NATIVE AMERICAN MONTH:  1-30 NOV 08 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:  LT MATT HOOKER, NAVY DIVERSITY DIRECTORATE 
(OPNAV N134), AT (703) 695-6203/DSN 225 OR EMAIL AT 
NXAG_DIVERSITY(AT)NAVY.MIL.
7.  RELEASED BY VADM J. C. HARVEY, JR., N1.// 
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