Violence

Prison Fellowship Responds to Alarming Increase of Homicide Rate in 2020 FBI Report

Monday, September 27, 2021 - 7:38pm

This increase in violent crime, particularly homicide crimes, should cause us to mourn.

Key Points: 
  • This increase in violent crime, particularly homicide crimes, should cause us to mourn.
  • Prison Fellowship is the nation's largest outreach to prisoners, former prisoners, and their families, and a leading voice for criminal justice reform.
  • Overall Homicide and Violent Crime Rate Trend: This represents the largest single year increase in homicide crimes ever recorded.
  • Despite this troubling increase, the homicide rate remains below the national peak recorded during the 1980s.

Donors Come Together With US$138.1 Million In New Funding For Education Cannot Wait During UN General Assembly To Leave No Child Behind

Monday, September 27, 2021 - 7:57pm

US$58.6 million); United States of America (US$37 million); European Union/European Commission (25 million; approx.

Key Points: 
  • US$58.6 million); United States of America (US$37 million); European Union/European Commission (25 million; approx.
  • This new round of funding contributions will accelerate the impact of ECW's education in emergencies investments, which have already reached more than 4.6 million crisis-affected children and adolescents.
  • ECW's COVID-19 response has also been delivered in record speed across 32 countries, reaching an additional 29.2 million vulnerable girls and boys.
  • ECW urgently appeals to public and private sector donors for expanded support to reach even more vulnerable children and youth.

Evolv Technology Makes Security Smarter and More Proactive to Safely Reopen Venues

Monday, September 27, 2021 - 1:00pm

Smart venues are using cutting edge technology from Evolv to drive value back to the venue, while keeping it more secure.

Key Points: 
  • Smart venues are using cutting edge technology from Evolv to drive value back to the venue, while keeping it more secure.
  • Data-driven: Improving security posture, staffing and training, and venue resource planning has never been available through security screening until Evolv Insights.
  • Evolv Technology (NASDAQ: EVLV) is a leader in weapons detection for security screening, securing the worlds most iconic venues and companies.
  • Evolv Technology, Evolv Express, Evolv Insights, and Evolv Cortex AI are registered trademarks or trademarks of Evolv Technologies, Inc. in the United States and other jurisdictions.

Canada's Walk of Fame's 4th Annual Community Hero Program is Calling for Nominations

Monday, September 27, 2021 - 12:00pm

Canada's Walk of Fame is reaching out to all Canadians to nominate a deserving young person for the 2021 Community Hero Program.

Key Points: 
  • Canada's Walk of Fame is reaching out to all Canadians to nominate a deserving young person for the 2021 Community Hero Program.
  • "Since launching the Community Hero Program, we have seen extraordinary Canadians being nominated by their peers,"said Jeffrey Latimer,CEO of Canada's Walk of Fame.
  • In 2020, Canada's Walk of Fame awarded the Community Hero Grand Prize to 25-year-old Ottawa native Aditi Sivakumar.
  • "Being named the 2020 Canada's Walk of Fame Community Hero Program recipient has been a phenomenal experience that allowed me to raise awareness of my advocacy work nationally," said Aditi Sivakumar.

WoLF Member Cited for Hate Crime for Feminist Stickers

Friday, September 24, 2021 - 9:19pm

MADISON, Wis., Sept. 24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Thistle Pettersen, a Madison-based singer/songwriter and activist, has been cited with "disorderly conduct with a hate crime enhancer" for placing feminist stickers in public places.

Key Points: 
  • MADISON, Wis., Sept. 24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Thistle Pettersen, a Madison-based singer/songwriter and activist, has been cited with "disorderly conduct with a hate crime enhancer" for placing feminist stickers in public places.
  • Pettersen says that in July she placed feminist stickers along State Street in a variety of locations that have other stickers and graffiti on them, including telephone poles and a dispenser box for "Our Lives," an LGBT magazine.
  • Because gender identity is not a protected class in Wisconsin, it is unclear what the basis is for the hate crime enhancement.
  • "Even if true, stickering feminist slogans in areas already full of stickers and grafiti is neither disorderly nor hateful," said Lauren Adams, WoLF Legal Director.

California Pizza Kitchen & STOMP Out Bullying Launch National Fundraiser During World Bullying Prevention Month

Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 3:00pm

To participate, guests simply need to mention STOMP Out Bullying when they order, or enter code STOMP when ordering online.

Key Points: 
  • To participate, guests simply need to mention STOMP Out Bullying when they order, or enter code STOMP when ordering online.
  • At California Pizza Kitchen, we want to create an environment where everyone feels safe - including CPK team members, our partners, and our guests, said Jim Hyatt, CEO at California Pizza Kitchen.
  • And we look forward to welcoming all of our guests to our CPK locations for our national STOMP Out Bullying fundraiser on October 4.
  • In 1985, California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) opened its first restaurant in Beverly Hills and introduced diners to innovative California-style pizza.

With Veterans at Far Greater Risk of Gun Suicide, New National Campaign Promotes Safe Firearm Storage to Save Lives

Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 3:34pm

"The series features real Veterans encouraging their fellow Veterans to store their firearms securely to protect themselves and their loved ones.

Key Points: 
  • "The series features real Veterans encouraging their fellow Veterans to store their firearms securely to protect themselves and their loved ones.
  • Storing firearms securelylocked, unloaded, and separately from their ammunitioncan delay access to a highly lethal weapon in a moment of crisis.
  • "The suicide rate for Veterans is one and a half times the rate for non-Veteran adults," said Kris Brown, president of Brady.
  • "An estimated 17 Veterans die by suicide every day, and 12 by gun suicide.

Evolv Technology Screens More Than 100M People

Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 1:00pm

Evolv Technology will end the month with a strong presence at Global Security Exchange (GSX) in Orlando Sept. 27-29.

Key Points: 
  • Evolv Technology will end the month with a strong presence at Global Security Exchange (GSX) in Orlando Sept. 27-29.
  • For more information about Evolv Technology or to see a demo, visit our website.
  • Evolv Technology (NASDAQ: EVLV) is a leader in weapons detection for security screening, securing the worlds most iconic venues and companies.
  • Evolv Technology, Evolv Express, Evolv Insights, and Evolv Cortex AI are registered trademarks or trademarks of Evolv Technologies, Inc. in the United States and other jurisdictions.

Recognizing Accountability For Gender Equality

Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 1:00pm

NEW YORK, Sept. 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Against a global landscape where it will take 257 years to achieve economic equality and where 90% of all Heads of State and Fortune 500 CEOs are male, global leaders from across business, non-profit and academia are standing up and today joining UN Women's new HeForShe Alliance: a unique group of ambitious leaders determined to accelerate progress towards gender equality.

Key Points: 
  • ET: https://bit.ly/2XMu9L9
    At today's online HeForShe Summit, the launch of the HeForShe Alliance signifies the beginning of a new era with a commitment to action following in the footsteps of the Generation Equality Forum earlier this summer.
  • "I am delighted to welcome this new cohort of HeForShe Champions that we hope will reach new audiences on issues that are increasingly critical to gender equality.
  • UN Women is the UN organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women.
  • Created by UN Women, the United Nations entity for gender equality and the empowerment of women, HeForShe is a solidarity movement for gender equality that invites men and boys as allies for a more equal world.

Recognizing Accountability For Gender Equality

Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 1:00pm

NEW YORK, Sept. 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Against a global landscape where it will take 257 years to achieve economic equality and where 90% of all Heads of State and Fortune 500 CEOs are male, global leaders from across business, non-profit and academia are standing up and today joining UN Women's new HeForShe Alliance: a unique group of ambitious leaders determined to accelerate progress towards gender equality.

Key Points: 
  • ET: https://bit.ly/2XMu9L9
    At today's online HeForShe Summit, the launch of the HeForShe Alliance signifies the beginning of a new era with a commitment to action following in the footsteps of the Generation Equality Forum earlier this summer.
  • "I am delighted to welcome this new cohort of HeForShe Champions that we hope will reach new audiences on issues that are increasingly critical to gender equality.
  • UN Women is the UN organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women.
  • Created by UN Women, the United Nations entity for gender equality and the empowerment of women, HeForShe is a solidarity movement for gender equality that invites men and boys as allies for a more equal world.