Hanania to perform his Arab-Jewish Standup Comedy for Diversity Conference in Chicago Dec. 6

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Hanania to perform his Arab-Jewish Standup Comedy for Diversity Conference in Chicago Dec. 6

Hanania joins keynote speaker and Comedy Central performer Keegan Michael Key, Hollywood actor and filmmaker Sayed Badreya, Middle East expert Professor John Woods, Second City Improv Director of Ethnic Outreach Dionna Griffin-Irons, and lawyer and activist Maaria Mozaffar.

The Images & Perceptions Diversity Conference is hosted by Siham Jaafar, owner of 3D Consultants based on Detroit, Michigan. Siham has hosted more than a half dozen diversity conferences.

This year’s conference is held at AlHambra Palace, 1240 W. Randolph Street, Chicago, on Dec. 6, from 8:30 am through 4 pm. Visit www.3DConsults.com for tickets and more information.

Hanania performs his Arab-Jewish standup comedy at the 2013 Images & Perceptions Diversity Conference at alHambra Palace Dec. 6

Hanania performs his Arab-Jewish standup comedy at the 2013 Images & Perceptions Diversity Conference at alHambra Palace Dec. 6

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Ray Hanania

Ray Hanania

Ray Hanania is an award winning political columnist and author. He covered Chicago Politics and Chicago City Hall from 1976 through 1992. Hanania began writing in 1975 when he published The Middle Eastern Voice newspaper in Chicago (1975-1977). He later published “The National Arab American Times” newspaper which was distributed through 12,500 Middle East food stores in 48 American States (2004-2007).

Hanania writes weekly columns on Middle East and American Arab issues for the Arab News in Saudi Arabia at www.ArabNews.com, and at www.TheArabDailyNews.com, www.TheDailyHookah.com and at SuburbanChicagoland.com. He has also published weekly columns in the Jerusalem Post newspaper, YNetNews.com, Newsday Newspaper in New York, the Orlando Sentinel Newspapers, and the Arlington Heights Daily Herald.

Palestinian, American Arab and Christian, Hanania’s parents originate from Jerusalem and Bethlehem.

Hanania is the recipient of four (4) Chicago Headline Club “Peter Lisagor Awards” for Column writing. In November 2006, he was named “Best Ethnic American Columnist” by the New American Media. In 2009, Hanania received the prestigious Sigma Delta Chi Award for Writing from the Society of Professional Journalists. He is the recipient of the MT Mehdi Courage in Journalism Award. He was honored for his writing skills with two (2) Chicago Stick-o-Type awards from the Chicago Newspaper Guild. In 1990, Hanania was nominated by the Chicago Sun-Times editors for a Pulitzer Prize for his four-part series on the Palestinian Intifada.

His writings have also been honored by two national Awards from ADC for his writing, and from the National Arab American Journalists Association.

The managing editor of Suburban Chicagoland Online News website www.SuburbanChicagoland.com, Hanania's columns also appear in the Southwest News Newspaper Group of 8 newspapers.

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