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Scopio Publishes the Only Photography Book of the Global Pandemic Told From the Viewpoint of Underrepresented Communities

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Thursday, August 11, 2022 - 10:07pm

Scopio, a photography storytelling platform and the first female-founded NFT marketplace, is pleased to announce the publication of The Year Time Stopped: The Global Pandemic in Photos.

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  • Scopio, a photography storytelling platform and the first female-founded NFT marketplace, is pleased to announce the publication of The Year Time Stopped: The Global Pandemic in Photos.
  • In conjunction, Scopio produced a free audiobook on YouTube and Spotify , making the stories more accessible.
  • In it, each photographer tells the story of the photo in the book.
  • As the first female-founded NFT marketplace, its goal is to elevate human stories told by those from underrepresented communities and regions.

It's Bigger Than Us Partners With Baldwin Hills Crenshaw To Host Its 3RD Annual Back 2 School Event

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Saturday, August 6, 2022 - 4:00am

LOS ANGELES,  Aug. 5, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Non-profit Organization, It's Bigger Than Us 501c(3) (IBTU), will host its 3rd Annual Back 2 School event on Saturday, Aug. 6th, 2022, at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw shopping center (3650 W Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90008) with a volunteer start at 9 a.m.; event celebrations begin at 1 p.m. This event will provide students from South Los Angeles with 5,000 backpacks, school supplies, family-friendly activities, and resources to improve the health and well-being of families.

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  • I'm excited that we will partner with the legendary Baldwin Hills Crenshaw shopping center this year.
  • All of my childhood was spent hanging out at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw shopping, eating, and going to the movie theater with friends and family to now be able to host IBTU's 3rd Annual Back 2 School event here is a dream."
  • Volunteers will assemble 1,750 elementary school backpacks, 1,500 middle school backpacks, and 1,750 high school backpacks.
  • About Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza Baldwin Hills Crenshaw (BHC) is an 870,000-square-foot retail destination located at the intersection of Crenshaw Blvd.

CHART to Honor Jason Lyon of Flatbread Company with its 2022 Commitment to People Award

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Tuesday, July 19, 2022 - 6:00pm

WESTFIELD, N.J., July 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The Council of Hotel and Restaurant Trainers (CHART) today announced that Jason Lyon, President and COO of Flatbread Company, Inc., is the recipient of its 2022 Commitment to People Award.

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  • WESTFIELD, N.J., July 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The Council of Hotel and Restaurant Trainers (CHART) today announced that Jason Lyon, President and COO of Flatbread Company, Inc., is the recipient of its 2022 Commitment to People Award.
  • Lyon will be honored on Tuesday evening, August 2, during CHART's 102nd Hospitality Training Conference at the JW Marriott in Austin, TX.
  • "Jason's journey in hospitality began at the age of 14 as a dishwasher for the Common Man Family of Restaurants.
  • It's rare that a current CHART member receives the Commitment to People award, and we are very proud of Jason and his impact on CHART and our industry."

Letterform Archive announces new exhibition celebrating design that empowers communities and fights oppression

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Wednesday, June 15, 2022 - 7:17pm

SAN FRANCISCO, June 15, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- In collaboration with Polymode, Letterform Archive is excited to announce Strikethrough: Typographic Messages of Protest, a new exhibition on view beginning July 23, 2022. This will be the second-ever exhibition presented by Letterform Archive in their new permanent space at 2325 Third Street, Floor 4R in the Dogpatch neighborhood of San Francisco.

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  • This will be the second-ever exhibition presented by Letterform Archive in their new permanent space at 2325 Third Street, Floor 4R in the Dogpatch neighborhood of San Francisco.
  • Curated by Silas Munro of the design studio Polymode with Stephen Coles of Letterform Archive, the exhibition will feature more than 100 objects, including broadsheets, buttons, signs, t-shirts, posters, and ephemera spanning the 1800s to today.
  • "We're also very inspired by the collective and collaborative process that Letterform Archive welcomes and supports for typographers, designers, and expanded audiences."
  • The hardcover exhibition catalog, Strikethrough: Typographic Messages of Protest, is authored by Silas Munro, with an introduction by Colette Gaiter.

Companies Regress in Managing Employee Issues With Declines in Process and Transparency vs. Pre-Pandemic Levels

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Wednesday, June 15, 2022 - 12:00pm

The pandemic derailed the employee relations priorities of companies as they worked to manage the ever-changing workplace.

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  • The pandemic derailed the employee relations priorities of companies as they worked to manage the ever-changing workplace.
  • Fewer than Half of Organizations Handle Employee Misconduct Using Structured Process, and One in Five Shares Outcomes with Employees
    Critical processes for managing employee issues took a turn for the worse.
  • Overall, companies have also stalled on allocating additional employee relations resources despite a broadening scope of responsibilities since 2019.
  • Introduced in 2016, the Employee Relations Benchmark Study is the only source for information from employee relations leaders at organizations.

"Ode to January 6th" Painting Unveiled by Elaine Badgley Arnoux

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Wednesday, June 8, 2022 - 11:08pm

SAN FRANCISCO, June 8, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- On the eve of the January 6th Congressional hearings, famed San Francisco artist Elaine Badgley Arnoux (www.badgleyarts.com), 96, is unveiling a wall-sized indictment of the 45th President, the GOP and the anti-democratic forces that laid siege to the United States Capitol on January 6, 2021 in a failed coup attempt.

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  • "This is the January 6th Guernica," said Arnoux, referring to Picasso's famous painting following the bombing of Guernica during the Spanish Civil War.
  • Badgley-Arnoux hopes the painting will become a rallying cry for the mid-term elections and beyond.
  • Elaine Badgley Arnoux was born in Omaha, Nebraska in 1926 and moved to Southern California when she was 11.
  • In 1952 Badgley Arnoux co-founded the San Luis Obispo Art Association.

Benevity Reveals the Top Five Trends Shaping the Future of Corporate Purpose in 2022

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Thursday, June 2, 2022 - 5:53pm

The report further highlights the impact purpose has had on employee and customer sentiment toward corporations.

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  • The report further highlights the impact purpose has had on employee and customer sentiment toward corporations.
  • In total, $2.3 billion in donations and almost 8.9 million volunteer hours (a 28% increase from 2020) were tracked through the platform.
  • To remain relevant in this new purpose-driven world, companies are investing more in their corporate purpose programs.
  • Benevity Impact Labs is an incubator and resource hub bringing new data, research and insights to help companies, nonprofits and individuals maximize their impact and authentically live their purpose.

R.H. Boyd to host The Vision Conference™- Empowering Forward-thinking Leaders for Today and Tomorrow

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Friday, May 27, 2022 - 7:48pm

R.H. Boyd, in partnership with Northern Theological Seminary, is excited offer an enhanced benefit with registration.

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  • R.H. Boyd, in partnership with Northern Theological Seminary, is excited offer an enhanced benefit with registration.
  • In partnership with Barna Group, RHB will host the Faith Leaders Luncheon for a panel discussing Barna's "Trends in the Black Church" study.
  • Esteemed panelists to include Dr. LaDonna Boyd, Pastor Breonus Mitchell, Bishop Joseph W. Walker III, Rev.
  • (In-person and virtual/live stream access available)
    To register for the Vision Conference or to learn about sponsorship opportunities, please visitvisionconference.org.

The Laugh Factory launches 'STAND UP TO VIOLENCE!'

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Tuesday, May 24, 2022 - 3:03pm

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., May 24, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The Laugh Factory is launching a new "STAND UP TO VIOLENCE!"

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  • HOLLYWOOD, Calif., May 24, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The Laugh Factory is launching a new "STAND UP TO VIOLENCE!"
  • "We wanted to do something to touch the hearts and minds of millions of youth throughout the country," said Laugh Factory founder and owner Jamie Masada.
  • And our Chicago club has had the experience of a young woman rushing the stage and trying to hurt the comedian before being subdued by Laugh Factory security.
  • The Laugh Factory 8001 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90046 www.laughfactory.com
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Recent Halunen Law lawsuit challenges entrenched discriminatory, retaliatory behavior at Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training office

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Monday, May 23, 2022 - 12:40pm

POST is the regulatory agency in charge of establishing law enforcement licensing and training requirements and setting standards for law enforcement agencies and officers throughout the state.

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  • POST is the regulatory agency in charge of establishing law enforcement licensing and training requirements and setting standards for law enforcement agencies and officers throughout the state.
  • Suggs was the only black employee for much of her tenure at POST.
  • About Halunen Law: With offices in Minneapolis, Chicago, and Phoenix, Halunen Law offers experienced legal representation to employees and whistleblowers nationwide.
  • Halunen Law has achieved a reputation as a fearless, tenacious, and successful plaintiffs' law firm, with a laser focus on achieving justice and meaningful results for its clients.