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Holidays Around the World Celebration

  • December 02, 2021
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Zoom Webinar


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Holidays Around the World Celebration

Thursday, December 2 from 7:00 - 8:30 pm

  Hosted by

NSA-IL DEI & Outreach Committee

Are you willing to ‘dish’ about a traditional family holiday DISH and share a little of its history with fellow NSA-IL members? Want to show off some snazzy seasonal attire worn by your tribe? Prefer to listen and learn about a few culinary customs from around the world? 

If so, then pull out your forks and spoons and get ready to join Zoom for the NSA-IL DEI & Outreach Committee’s inaugural Holidays Around the World celebration.  This sensory virtual escapade is set for Thursday, Dec. 2 from 7-8:30 p.m.

For questions about the Holidays Around the World event or details regarding video submissions, please contact Shanita Baraka Akintonde, NSA-IL DEI & Outreach Chair at or (773) 416-0744

Open to: NSA-IL Members, Associates, and Guests - please save your seat to get access details!

A Sneak Peek at Our Breakout Sessions...

Dishing with DEI

With Shanita Baraka Akintonde, NSA-IL DEI & Outreach Director

Discover DEI best practices that participants can infuse into their speaker toolkits to better engage ALL audiences.

How You Can Be Inclusive During the Holidays

With Calvin Gibbs, Jr., DTM2

It's the perennial "December Dilemma." Every year in the midst of several religious and secular holidays, emotions can be heightened, tensions can rise, and misunderstandings can occur. Even those with the best intentions can make mistakes. Learn what NOT to do so it won't be YOU this holiday season.

Cooking with Bori

With Elizabeth Colón-Rivera

On the enchanted island of Puerto Rico, the holidays are a family affair. Everyone gathers to celebrate with a parranda, coquito, and food. Our traditional plate is arroz con gandules, pernil and pasteles that will leave you wanting more.

Improv, Forks, Knives, and DEI

With Valerie Fuson

Learn how to slice and dice IMPROV strategies into stories that create a rich DEI dinner plate.

Find Out More:

Christy Moore, CMP
National Speakers Association Illinois Chapter
45 Delaware Court, Schaumburg IL 60193 

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