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2008 Unity Conference

Stories Tagged ‘Lake Michigan’

Top Five Things to Do

By Dioni L. Wise
The UNITY News Online

If you’re like me, you’re a little sad that the UNITY convention is coming to a close. On the bright side, you still have Saturday to make the most of your trip. Yay! Before you head to the airport or Amtrak station, check out the opportunities listed below.

1. NETWORK: Saturday is the last day to talk with recruiters at the Career Fair and Media Expo and mingle with current and potential co-workers. Make the final rounds at the fair from 9 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.; the media reception, 5 to 6:30 p.m.

2. PARTY: Close out the convention with a bang at three parties in the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and towers.

AAJA/UNITY Karaoke Night, Exhibition Hall A, 9 p.m.

NABJ Tampa Kick-Off Party, Chicago Ballroom, 9 p.m.

NAHJ ¡Vamos Pa’ Puerto Rico!, Chicago Ballroom, 10:30 p.m.

3. ATTEND WORKSHOPS: Workshop topics range from ethical immigration coverage to maximizing internships to reaching an offline audience in an online world.

4. EAT DEEP DISH PIZZA: Take a bite of one of Chicago’s well-known delicacies. Here’s a suggestion. Visit Pizzeria Uno, the birthplace of this Chicago-style pizza, at 29 E. Ohio St.

5. SEE THE LIGHTS: Tonight Chicago celebrates its 51st Annual Venetian Night. Thirty-five boats will be aglow with lights and props as they sail along beautiful Lake Michigan. A musically synchronized fireworks display will follow the parade.

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What’s Going On?

By Dioni L. Wise

UNITY News Online

By next Wednesday, McCormick Place West will be abuzz with thousands of journalists. It’s hard to believe that anything will be happening outside of those conference walls, but a city as cosmopolitan as Chicago continues to offer several diversions during the week of UNITY. Take a look at what simultaneous events will occur during the convention:

July 23

  • The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs presents the second annual Chicago Sidewalk Sale. The two-day fashion event will bring dozens of Chicago boutiques and designers to one spot – the Daley Plaza, (next to Chicago City Hall).
  • As the 2005 World Series championship team, the Chicago White Sox end a three-game home series against the Texas Rangers in a midday showdown at U.S. Cellular Field.
  • The mellow sounds of U.K.-based band Coldplay will flow from the United Center.

July 24

  • Topping the National League’s Central Division, hometown favorites the Chicago Cubs begin a four-game home series against the Florida Marlins at historic Wrigley Field.
  • You can take a one-hour tour of The Chicago Theatre at noon for $5. The tour highlights the history and architecture of the building, including the grand lobby areas, auditorium and backstage area.

July 25

  • California-based rap group Cypress Hill, most noted for its 1993 hit “Insane in the Brain,” will perform at the House of Blues Chicago.

July 26

  • Hundreds will celebrate the contributions and culture of the disabled in the 5th Disability Pride Parade on Saturday morning. For these participants, p.r.i.d.e. means “Pride Realized Is Destiny Empowered.”
  • A setting sun doesn’t mean the lights go out on Saturday night, as Chicago celebrates its 51st Annual Venetian Night. Thirty-five boats will be aglow with lights and props as they sail along beautiful Lake Michigan. A musically synchronized fireworks display will follow the parade.

July 27

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Top Five Things to Do
If you’re like me, you’re a little sad that the UNITY convention is coming to a close. On the bright side, you still have Saturday to make the most of your trip.
What’s Going On?
It’s hard to believe that anything will be happening outside of the UNITY Convention, but a city as cosmopolitan as Chicago continues to offer several diversions during the week of UNITY.