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• Upcoming Events:
IAMC Conference to be held May 15, 2020 at Chicago State University. The conference theme is Multicultural Counseling: The Importance of Unity, Inclusion and Wellness. The Keynote Speaker will be Karin Norrington-Reaves.
Karin M. Norington-Reaves is a lifelong public servant with more than 25 years of experience in education, law, advocacy, community, and workforce development. In 2012, Karin became the founding Chief Executive Officer of the Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership (The Partnership) upon her appointment by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle. The Chicago Cook Workforce Development is the largest workforce development system in the nation.
As CEO and change agent, she led the merger and restructuring of three diverse workforce systems into what is now the nation’s most extensive workforce system managed by a non-profit administrative agency. Karin leads The Partnership’s mission to ensure that “every person has the skills to build a career and every business have the talent it needs to compete in a global economy.”
• Leadership Introduction:
President: Jahaan Abdullah
Immediate Past President: Cherie Barnes
Treasurer: Maricruz Ramos
Secretary: Carla Cheatham
• Goals and/or Needs:
We have the goals of engaging membership more and promoting the importance of diversity, intersectionality and wellness for all people, reinitiating the division newsletter and widening the understanding gap of multiculturalism. The need we have at this time, is to hear from our membership on what you all would like to see and experience within the division in the upcoming year.
• Other information the division would like the ICA membership to know!
We will be holding a special election for the President-Elect in the upcoming months.
Please watch for details.
We have a new email address: Illinoismulticulturalcoun@gmail.com
Jahaan Abdullah, IAMC President