Racism

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER AND ADIDAS UNVEIL 2022 PRIMEBLUE KITS TO INSPIRE ACTION AGAINST PLASTIC WASTE

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Thursday, May 26, 2022 - 6:00pm

NEW YORK, May 26, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Major League Soccer and adidas are once again raising awareness and inspiring action surrounding the impact of marine plastic waste by featuring customized Primeblue uniforms made from a high-performance recycled material and Parley Ocean Plastic™.  The jerseys will be worn on field by MLS clubs May 27-29.

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  • NEW YORK, May 26, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Major League Soccer and adidas are once again raising awareness and inspiring action surrounding the impact of marine plastic waste by featuring customized Primeblue uniforms made from a high-performance recycled material and Parley Ocean Plastic.
  • "Major League Soccer is committed to reducing our carbon footprint and raising awareness about environmental issues, including plastic waste on land and in water," saidJoAnn Neale, MLS' President and Chief Administrative Officer.
  • "We are thrilled to have an innovative partner like adidas that enables our clubs to sport kits that inspire the soccer community to join together to preserve our ocean and create a cleaner world."
  • Earlier this year, select MLS clubs and adidas teamed up on a sustainability initiative to help keep plastic waste out of landfills.

Infinit Care Shares Why Mental Health Support is Essential for Content Moderators

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Thursday, May 26, 2022 - 1:00pm

MANILA, Philippines, May 26, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Protecting the Protectors: Why Mental Health Support is Essential for Content Moderators

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  • MANILA, Philippines, May 26, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Protecting the Protectors: Why Mental Health Support is Essential for Content Moderators
    Being on the internet has become a regular part of our everyday life.
  • Some examples of banned content that content moderators screen are those that contain sexual themes, drugs, bigotry, homophobia, harassment, and racism.
  • On top of that, Mangulabnan also suggests creating proper escalation procedures for concerns relating to the mental health challenges of content moderators.
  • Infinit Care is a mental health-tech company that helps companies and organization provide comprehensive mental health care support to their employees through the use of science-backed methodologies and technology.

SGI Supports Launch of "Immoral Code" Film Calling for New International Law on Autonomy in Weapons Systems

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Wednesday, May 25, 2022 - 8:00am

The film, available at www.immoralcode.io , cleverly demonstrates the complexity of human decision-making and the dangers posed by autonomous weapons that could "decide" who to kill.

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  • The film, available at www.immoralcode.io , cleverly demonstrates the complexity of human decision-making and the dangers posed by autonomous weapons that could "decide" who to kill.
  • It asks viewers to sign a petition calling for new international law to regulate autonomy in weapons systems.
  • The Soka Gakkai International (SGI) Buddhist network has been an international member of Stop Killer Robots since 2018.
  • SGI supported the launch, along with Amnesty International, Article 36, and Women's International League for Peace and Freedom.

Study reveals Asian Americans armed themselves during the pandemic out of fear of racial acts

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Tuesday, May 24, 2022 - 11:52pm

"A major finding of our data suggests that racism links to increased firearm purchase and carrying behavior which put Asian Americans at elevated risk of firearm injury and mortality," said Wu.

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  • "A major finding of our data suggests that racism links to increased firearm purchase and carrying behavior which put Asian Americans at elevated risk of firearm injury and mortality," said Wu.
  • The researchers collected data in December 2020 and January 2021 from a representative national sample of 916 adults who identified as Asian American.
  • The research shows that Asian Americans who experienced more racial discrimination were more likely to purchase a gun and more ammunition during the pandemic after controlling for family firearm ownership and demographics.
  • The research was funded by the Michigan Healthy Asian Americans Project Endowment Fund and CDC COVID-19 Supplement funding.

Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Announces 2022 Book and Journalism Awards Winners

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Tuesday, May 24, 2022 - 10:00pm

NEW YORK, May 24, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights today announced the winners of its 2022 RFK Book and Journalism Awards during a virtual ceremony emceed by Michael Beschloss with remarks by Kerry Kennedy and featuring special guest presenters Kimberly Adams, Dan Blackburn, Doug Brinkley, Margaret Engel, Annette Gordon-Reed, John Harwood, Van Jones, Rory Kennedy, Michael Lewis, Jane Mayer, Ari Melber, Craig Melvin, Soledad O'Brien, Symone D. Sanders, and John Seigenthaler.

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  • The Book Award was founded in 1980 with the proceeds from Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.'s bestselling book, "Robert F. Kennedy and His Times."
  • "A fair and free press remains one of the greatest bulwarks of democracy, and the commitment to protect civic space is at the core of what we do at Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights," said Kerry Kennedy, president of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights.
  • The full list of honorees for the 2022 RFK Book and Journalism Awards can be found below.
  • Special thanks to historian and author Michael Beschloss, head of the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award committee, and Margaret Engel, director of the Alicia Patterson Journalism Foundation and chair of the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Awards committee, as well as the more than 50 volunteer judges who participated this year.

DGAP-News: YWCA AND COMCAST OPEN DIGITAL COMMUNITY LEARNING SPACE FOR WOMEN AND FAMILIES OF COLOR IN SNOHOMISH COUNTY

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Tuesday, May 24, 2022 - 11:24pm

Comcast Washington and YWCA Seattle | King | Snohomish announced the opening of a new Lift Zone Lab: Digital Community Learning Space, which offers free WiFi access, at YWCAs Somerset Village Apartments in Lynnwood, Washington.

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  • Comcast Washington and YWCA Seattle | King | Snohomish announced the opening of a new Lift Zone Lab: Digital Community Learning Space, which offers free WiFi access, at YWCAs Somerset Village Apartments in Lynnwood, Washington.
  • The Digital Community Learning Space enhances these services by making technology available to help residents attain life and job skills through training, education, computer classes, internships, and job placement.
  • We are overjoyed to open the doors to the new digital learning space and give the women and families in our community access to free high-speed WiFi and cutting-edge technology," said Mary Anne Dillon, YWCAs executive director, Snohomish County.
  • "We greatly respect the powerful work YWCA does to support women and families who are experiencing homelessness, especially women of color," said Rodrigo Lopez, region senior vice president, Comcast Washington.

Lives Restarted Goes Global In 9 Languages as Ukrainian Invasion Sparks Massive Refugee Crisis

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Tuesday, May 24, 2022 - 2:30pm

MEMPHIS, TN, May 24, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via NewMediaWire – As the invasion of Ukraine triggers one of the biggest refugee crises of modern times, Lives Restarted documents the perseverance of a previous generation of war refugees for viewers world-wide and in nine languages.

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  • Lives Restarted features Holocaust survivors who share their compelling stories of survival as World War II refugees and their journeys to new lives in America.
  • It is available with subtitles in Arabic, English, French, German, Japanese, Polish, Russian, Spanish, and Ukrainian.
  • With so many Ukrainian families displaced under attacks and threats of death, we wanted to share Lives Restarted with them, explained AlQawasmi, who is Jordanian-American.
  • Lets face it, Ive got a lot of miles on me, survivor Sam Weireich tells Lives Restarted viewers.

The Flywire Charitable Foundation Announces Third Annual Scholarship Program

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Tuesday, May 24, 2022 - 2:00pm

BOSTON, May 24, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Flywire Corporation (Nasdaq: FLYW) (Flywire), a global payments enablement and software company, announced that The Flywire Charitable Foundation has launched its third annual scholarship program, which will recognize students who excel in the academic disciplines of social justice, global health, global citizenship as well as the new category of environmental sustainability. Applications, which are administered by the Flywire Charitable Foundation, are available immediately through June 17th, 2022 to all undergraduate and graduate students from all over the world.

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  • Applications, which are administered by the Flywire Charitable Foundation, are available immediately through June 17th, 2022 to all undergraduate and graduate students from all over the world.
  • Were proud to officially launch our third annual program and open up new possibilities for additional students.
  • In response to increased demand, Flywire is also expanding its program this year by adding a new category, specifically focused on environmental sustainability.
  • Apply for a Flywire Charitable Foundation academic scholarship today: Apply Now
    To learn more about The Flywire Charitable Foundation, visit: The Flywire Charitable Foundation
    To learn more about Flywires Environmental, Social and Governance strategy please visit: Flywire.com/company/esg
    To learn more about Flywires digital payment solutions for education, healthcare, travel and B2B visit: Flywire.com
    Flywire is a global payments enablement and software company.

Gold House Hosts Inaugural Gold Gala With Major Launches and the Largest Gathering of Top Asian & Pacific Islander Leaders

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Monday, May 23, 2022 - 2:16am

The theme was embodied in the modern Asian couture attire, which featured several custom outfits created specifically for the gala.

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  • The theme was embodied in the modern Asian couture attire, which featured several custom outfits created specifically for the gala.
  • A major highlight of the Gold Gala was Mindy Kaling accepting the A100 Legend award for her lifelong dedication to creating and embodying affirming API characters and content.
  • The awards were custom designed by artist Maia Ruth Lee, an inaugural Gold Art Prize Awardee .
  • Gold House is the leading Asian and Pacific Islander (API) changemaker community, fighting together for socioeconomic equity.

For Employers And Employees, Navigate Workplace Struggles With New Mental Health Resources From Supportiv

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Monday, May 23, 2022 - 1:15pm

BERKELEY, Calif., May 23, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- For both employers and employees, unchecked emotions can complicate relationships and routines at work. Supportiv, the on-demand peer-to-peer emotional support service, releases a new collection of mental health resources to help understand and navigate emotional predicaments in the workplace.

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  • BERKELEY, Calif., May 23, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- For both employers and employees, unchecked emotions can complicate relationships and routines at work.
  • Supportiv, the on-demand peer-to-peer emotional support service, releases a new collection of mental health resources to help understand and navigate emotional predicaments in the workplace.
  • From retail work to remote work, emotional turmoil can impact productivity, change how we connect with others, and even cloud judgment.
  • Supportiv CEO & Co-Founder Helena Plater-Zyberk elaborates on this idea, sharing that "In the workplace, each individual's emotions impact the team.