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Civil Rights Attorney and Special Needs Network Founder & President Areva Martin Statement on the Passing of Sheila Jackson Lee

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Saturday, July 20, 2024

Los Angeles, CA, July 20, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- America’s leading civil rights attorney and Special Needs Network Founder and President Areva Martin issued the following statement on the passing of Sheila Jackson Lee, long-serving Democratic congresswoman and advocate:

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  • Los Angeles, CA, July 20, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- America’s leading civil rights attorney and Special Needs Network Founder and President Areva Martin issued the following statement on the passing of Sheila Jackson Lee, long-serving Democratic congresswoman and advocate:
    “I am deeply saddened by the passing of Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, a tireless advocate for social justice and a fierce champion of reparations.
  • I had the distinct honor and privilege of collaborating with Congresswoman Jackson Lee on the critical issue of reparations.
  • Congresswoman Jackson Lee's legacy is one of courage, resilience, and an unyielding commitment to fighting for the rights of the marginalized.
  • Special Needs Network, Inc. is a nonprofit grassroots organization responding to the crisis of autism and other developmental disabilities in underserved communities.

China remains stabilizing force for global economic growth

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Saturday, July 20, 2024

The stable operation and long-term positive outlook of the Chinese economy have also boosted confidence in global economic recovery.

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  • The stable operation and long-term positive outlook of the Chinese economy have also boosted confidence in global economic recovery.
  • The IMF believes that Asia's emerging market economies, represented by countries including China, remain the main engine of the global economy.
  • China's economic growth is not only quantitative but also qualitative.
  • China continues to be an important engine and stabilizing force for the world economy.

Friday essay: public ‘pash ons’ and angry dads – personal politics started with consciousness-raising feminists. Now, everyone’s doing it

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Thursday, July 18, 2024

Women shared personal stories they had never told in public before, building trust, forging sisterhood.

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  • Women shared personal stories they had never told in public before, building trust, forging sisterhood.
  • While most of the media were excluded from the gathering, a journalist from the Australian Women’s Weekly was permitted to attend.
  • The event’s goal was to transform personal stories into shared knowledge and ballast for political action.
  • How, then, should we assess the impact and legacy of personal politics?

Making the personal political

  • The phrase, and later slogan, “the personal is political” is often credited to US feminist Carol Hanisch.
  • “One of the first things we discover in these groups is that personal problems are political problems,” she wrote.
  • “The personal is political” became a call for feminists, as well as gay and lesbian activists, to develop theories about the structures and dynamics that limited their everyday lives, and a political practice to transform them.
  • They were suspicious this could be a foundation for political action, dismissing it as merely “navel gazing”.
  • Women’s stories about their own lives and experiences were becoming an expected element of political debate.

Pursuing legal change

  • After very limited reforms in South Australia in 1972, which provided a legal defence of privacy to the crime of sodomy, more expansive reforms were passed in that state in 1975.
  • Sometimes, they performed their intimate lives in public to campaign for change.
  • Since 1959, laws had required the attribution of fault in the legal dissolution of a marriage.
  • Feminist activism had revealed the home could be a space of profound oppression, and argued for a legal framework that did not reinforce these inequalities.
  • Some publicly funded Catholic hospitals will not provide terminations, producing what activists described last year as a postcode lottery for legal healthcare.

Strange political bedfellows

  • In relation to that 1979 debate, for example, more than 10% of all the petitions submitted to parliament that year concerned abortion.
  • Parliamentarians also complained their offices had ground to a halt under a deluge of phone calls and letters from concerned constituents.
  • It sometimes produced strange political bedfellows, as Labor and Liberal MPs voted together.
  • Our research reveals a political culture less determined by party divides than we might expect: one often punctured and animated by questions of intimate, family and sexual life.

Intimate suffering as a political tool

  • In the 1980s, the intimate languages of grief and suffering often reinforced political claims during the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
  • But marginalised and oppressed groups who had been excluded from full citizenship and participation in political debate were not the only ones to mobilise stories of intimate distress to seek change.
  • Groups that sought very different legal reforms were also using personal stories for political effect.

Family Court violence

  • In the early 1980s, the Family Court, its judges and their families became the target of lethal violence.
  • Between 1980 and 1985, a series of bombings and shootings resulted in the death of one Family Court judge and another judge’s wife.
  • In 1984, the Family Court in Parramatta was bombed, though in this case no one was injured.
  • These are too often the bitter fruits, the luckless harvest of so many people who have been through the process of the Family Court.
  • The “cause” of this violence, whether directed towards judges or families, was widely represented as a Family Court system that did not attend to men’s needs.

Men’s sheds, Safe Schools and funding

  • A very different fate befell the Safe Schools program, a health education project developed to better support gender- and sexually diverse children and teenagers.
  • At a Perth rally in 2016, 15-year-old Oscar, a self-identified LGBTIQA+ Australian, explained why safe schools are needed.
  • A formal review commissioned by the Commonwealth government found that Safe Schools material was effective and appropriate.
  • And yet, Commonwealth funding was discontinued after 2017, although some state governments stepped in, either to directly replace the federal funding or to fund programs that reflected the principles of Safe Schools.
  • Both men’s sheds and the Safe Schools program provide safe spaces and address poor mental health.

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UM Closes 100+ Offices Worldwide for Annual Impact Day

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Thursday, July 18, 2024

NEW YORK, July 18, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- UM, a global media agency network of IPG Mediabrands, today announced its seventh global Impact Day, under the theme, "ONE Day, ONE UM, ONE Better World." Launched in 2016 under UM's corporate social responsibility unit, Better World, Impact Day reflects the agency's commitment to its core values of community, curiosity and courage. UM employees will participate in activities around three Impact Day pillars:

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  • NEW YORK, July 18, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- UM, a global media agency network of IPG Mediabrands, today announced its seventh global Impact Day, under the theme, "ONE Day, ONE UM, ONE Better World."
  • UM employees will participate in activities around three Impact Day pillars:
    Equity – Acts of service that directly impact underserved communities.
  • The first Impact Day took place in the U.S. in 2016 and expanded globally in 2018 to 50 offices in 40 countries.
  • Now, UM employees from over 100 offices and 50 countries will take part in Impact Day activities, sharing their experiences on Instagram , Facebook and LinkedIn using the hashtags #UMBetterWorld and #UMImpactDay.

xScion's Founder and CEO Alison Banziger Named 2024 Virginia Business' Women in Leadership Award Recipient

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Thursday, July 18, 2024

MCLEAN, Va., July 18, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- xScion Solutions, LLC (xScion), a woman-owned technology consulting firm that helps clients Turn Change Into Value® through innovative RegTech solutions, is proud to announce that its Founder and CEO, Alison Banziger, has been honored as a 2024 Virginia Business' Women in Leadership Award recipient. Banziger's leadership and advocacy for diversity within the technology industry has been pivotal for xScion's success. This award reflects her dedication to creating an award-winning work culture and supporting women-driven initiatives, solidifying xScion's role as a transformational RegTech leader in the Financial Services, Healthcare, Nonprofit and Public sectors.

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  • "I am deeply honored to receive the 2024 Virginia Business' Women in Leadership Award," said Alison Banziger, Founder and CEO of xScion."
  • For the past four years, Virginia Business has celebrated exceptional female executives through the Women in Leadership Awards.
  • This year's cohort of 38 women was selected from more than 250 nominees, all holding C-suite or equivalent positions in Virginia.
  • Banziger's exceptional leadership has consistently been recognized, propelling xScion to be named one of the Best Places to Work in Virginia for seven years.

UpperEdge Earns Spot on Inc.'s 2024 Best Workplaces List for Outstanding Employee Experience

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Thursday, July 18, 2024

BOSTON, July 18, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- UpperEdge, an independent, third-party advisor that empowers organizations to maximize the value of their IT supplier relationships, has been named in Inc.'s annual Best Workplaces list for 2024. Prominently featured on Inc.com, the list is the result of a comprehensive measurement of American companies that have excelled in creating exceptional workplaces and company cultures, whether operating in a physical or a virtual facility.

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  • BOSTON, July 18, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- UpperEdge, an independent, third-party advisor that empowers organizations to maximize the value of their IT supplier relationships, has been named in Inc.'s annual Best Workplaces list for 2024.
  • Each nominated company participated in an employee survey, conducted by Quantum Workplace, which included topics such as management effectiveness, perks, fostering employee growth, and overall company culture.
  • Inc. editor-in-chief Mike Hofman noted, "Each year, Inc.'s Best Workplaces program recognizes the very best in terms of companies that have fostered a truly amazing culture.
  • To learn more about careers at UpperEdge, visit UpperEdge Careers .

Deadline Approaching for American Humane's Annual Hero Dog Awards Nominations

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Thursday, July 18, 2024

Washington, D.C., July 18, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The deadline is approaching for the American Humane—the country’s first national animal welfare organization—14th annual Hero Dog Awards.

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  • Washington, D.C., July 18, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The deadline is approaching for the American Humane—the country’s first national animal welfare organization—14th annual Hero Dog Awards.
  • The nationwide competition searches for and recognizes America’s standout dogs.
  • “Through the Hero Dog Awards, we honor and celebrate the immense hope, courage, and quality of life that dogs bring to our lives,” said Dr. Robin Ganzert, president and CEO of American Humane.
  • Submit your application by Thursday, August 1, 20234 and if your dog has an extraordinary story they could be recognized as an official Hero Dog!

Deadline Approaching for American Humane's Annual Hero Dog Awards Nominations

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Thursday, July 18, 2024

Washington, D.C., July 18, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The deadline is approaching for the American Humane—the country’s first national animal welfare organization—14th annual Hero Dog Awards.

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  • Washington, D.C., July 18, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The deadline is approaching for the American Humane—the country’s first national animal welfare organization—14th annual Hero Dog Awards.
  • In 2023, one of the finalists was Poppy, a remarkable Labrador Retriever who possesses skills in detecting firearms and explosives.
  • “Through the Hero Dog Awards, we honor and celebrate the immense hope, courage, and quality of life that dogs bring to our lives,” said Dr. Robin Ganzert, president and CEO of American Humane.
  • Submit your application by Thursday, August 1, 20234 and if your dog has an extraordinary story they could be recognized as an official Hero Dog!

Deadline Approaching for American Humane's Annual Hero Dog Awards Nominations

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Thursday, July 18, 2024

Washington, D.C., July 18, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The deadline is approaching for the American Humane—the country’s first national animal welfare organization—14th annual Hero Dog Awards.

Key Points: 
  • Washington, D.C., July 18, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The deadline is approaching for the American Humane—the country’s first national animal welfare organization—14th annual Hero Dog Awards.
  • In 2023, one of the finalists was a rescue dog named Raina from Perkasie, PA!
  • “Through the Hero Dog Awards, we honor and celebrate the immense hope, courage, and quality of life that dogs bring to our lives,” said Dr. Robin Ganzert, president and CEO of American Humane.
  • Submit your application by Thursday, August 1, 20234 and if your dog has an extraordinary story they could be recognized as an official Hero Dog!

Deadline Approaching for American Humane's Annual Hero Dog Awards Nominations

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Thursday, July 18, 2024

Washington, D.C., July 18, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Washington, D.C. (July 18, 2024) — The deadline is approaching for the American Humane—the country’s first national animal welfare organization—14th annual Hero Dog Awards.

Key Points: 
  • Washington, D.C., July 18, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Washington, D.C. (July 18, 2024) — The deadline is approaching for the American Humane—the country’s first national animal welfare organization—14th annual Hero Dog Awards.
  • In 2023, two of the finalists – including the winner, a Therapy Dog named Maverick, were from Missouri!
  • “Through the Hero Dog Awards, we honor and celebrate the immense hope, courage, and quality of life that dogs bring to our lives,” said Dr. Robin Ganzert, president and CEO of American Humane.
  • Submit your application by Thursday, August 1, 20234 and if your dog has an extraordinary story they could be recognized as an official Hero Dog!