Chicago conference schedule for Commission on Status of Minorities

Dr. Marquita Smith, CSM Vice Chairwoman

The Commission on the Status of Minorities’ session in the Second City, at 1:30-3 p.m. Thursday, August 10, is “A Career Ladder Missing Rungs: The Lack of Diversity in Professional Media,” and will feature panelists (including Dr. Marquita Smith, left) representing each of the major media types. You’ll also get to hear the results of the commission’s survey of magazines to establish its hiring of minorities for the first time ever. This panel will meet in the Marriott’s Denver Room on the fifth floor.

CSM joins the Council of Affiliates and Commission on Status of Women in sponsoring “It’s Always Something: Success vs. Likeability for Women,” 3:15-4:45 p.m. Thursday, August 10. It will take place in the Purdue & Wisconsin rooms on the sixth floor.

The annual Commission on Status of Minorities’ business meeting will be 7-8:30 p.m. Friday, August 11, in the Chicago C Room on the fifth floor. Be sure to come to find out what the commission’s doing and get involved!

CSM & MAC will have a Friday night social at the famous Billy Goat Tavern.

The business meeting will be followed by a social with colleagues from the Minorities and Communication Division. CSM & MAC members will meet in the Marriott lobby at 9 p.m. to head over to the Billy Goat Tavern, just a block south and under the Magnificent Mile. The official address is 430 N. Michigan Ave., Lower Level, with a sign on a stairwell on Michigan’s west side taking visitors there. The bar & restaurant is famous from the 1970s and ’80s skit about it on “Saturday Night Live,” and it boasts a very affordable menu and wide-ranging drink selection.

See you in the Windy City!