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Although we can't be together in person while we are sheltering at home, we have created many virtual educational opportunities over the coming months, and we are deep in planning mode for the rest of the year. Join us and we will see you soon! 

MPISCC STAY INSPIRED VIRTUAL EDUCATION SERIES

Get Empowered: Your Professional LinkedIn Makeover
July 07, 2020 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

To be seen both personally and professionally, you need a brand presence online, and LinkedIn has become more than your virtual business card.

Discover opportunities to enhance your online brand through LinkedIn by showcasing your thought leadership, updating your profile, building connections, and more.

Get ready to transform your understanding of LinkedIn!
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SAVE THE DATE:

July 16, 2020: Virtual Awards Program:  We are taking our annual awards gala online this year. Don't miss the opportunity to virtually celebrate your peers and chapter achievements.

August 27, 2020: August Educational Program at the University of Southern California (USC) Town & Gown

January 14-16, 2021: (WE)Con 2021 at Pasea Hotel & Spa in Huntington Beach 

 

 WE ARE STRONGER TOGETHER!

MPI GLOBAL

As most of you have heard WEC Grapevine has been rescheduled for November 3-6, 2020, in Grapevine Texas. It's time to Reconnect. Restore.Restart Our Profession.

COVID-19 has challenged our profession, but we have been tested many times before. Each time, we’ve proved our resiliency, bouncing back more quickly than expected and serving as the guiding light for growth and stability. Because when people get together, things get done.

Our aim at WEC Grapevine will be the same as before—we’ll show you how to create authentic experiences—but with a new focus and renewed sense of purpose in light of all we’ve just been through. It will be a different WEC compared to past years, but one that’s right for you and all you work for.

So, join us in Texas, where we’ll reunite to recover, reconnect to restore, and return our profession back to the center of economic growth.
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Last call! July 1 is the deadline to submit a speaker for WeCon 2021 in beautiful Huntington Beach!

Showcase your brand and message at the chapters largest educational event of the year.

Contact Miranda Shaft here to learn more!

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Dear MPISCC Family, 

We hope that you will find this message as not only one of support, but one of action.

At MPI Southern California, we are devastated by what happened to George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and countless other Black Americans, and by the continuing pattern of violence we see within our community and across the country. While we have been moved by the tens of thousands gathering in Los Angeles and the surrounding cities to peacefully protest, we know that the outpouring of emotion needs to transform into action. It is time for us to pay attention and to do more. 

Black Americans continue to be marginalized across all areas of society including within the hospitality industry – and even our own chapter. Next year we will have our first Black Chapter President in 44 years of existence. This is shocking and concerning; Southern California is one of the most racially diverse regions of the country. Our membership and leadership need to reflect that. The below is not only an immediate response, but a permanent one as we move forward as an association.

The current and incoming Office of the President has created the MPISCC Diversity & Inclusion Task Force. This will serve as an advisement and action arm to Board Leadership, and will impact all of our chapter initiatives going forward. It will provide opportunities within our membership that include:

⦁ Enhanced diversity & inclusion trainings for Board of Directors, volunteers and members

⦁ Ongoing professional dialogues on racial and social injustice so that we can listen to one another and get more comfortable having difficult conversations

⦁ Offering master classes on how to create change and have an impact within our own organizations

⦁ Developing a policy that ensures a portion of procured services are from Black & minority-owned businesses in Southern California

⦁ Sharing resources, books, films and industry publications to facilitate ongoing learning

⦁ Rolling out programs to increase racial diversity amongst membership and leadership

We look forward to sharing additional information and resources in the coming weeks.

If you are interested in being involved with the Diversity & Inclusion Task Force, please contact us at admin@mpiscc.org. All members are welcome and encouraged to participate. 

It’s not enough to be against racism; we must be actively anti-racist. We have risen up for our LGBTQ community. We have risen up in support of women’s rights. Now we must RISE UP to support our Black community.

WE ARE STRONGER TOGETHER.

Joe Martin, 2019-2020 Chapter President

Kristin Twombly, 2020-2021 Incoming Chapter President

Amani Roberts, 2021-2022 Incoming Chapter President

Bryan Quinan, 2018-2019 Immediate Past Chapter President

 
 
 
  
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