Fresh New Spoken Word Competition “LIFT EVERY VOICE” Call For Entries by Black Hollywood Education & Resource Center

Lift Every Voice

Lift Every Voice

Lift Every Voice 2021

Lift Every Voice 2021

Lead by the vibrant younger BHERC members, this new “Signature” program elevates the voices of extraordinary writers and spoken word artists around the globe.

Spoken word artists, poets, and creative writers bring words to life with poetic agility, visual acuity, and agitated vocal percussion; The voice of the people. We are looking for those voices.”

— Sandra J. Evers-Manly, President & Founder BHERC

HOLLYWOOD, CA, USA, March 31, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center (BHERC) along with the capable hands of its NextGen members, with pride and great excitement, announces a Call For Entries for the inaugural BHERC “Lift Every Voice” (LEV) program. This fresh and new Written and Spoken Word Competition introduces a modern pathway for expressions of the “Spoken Word” artistic medium to increase its visibility on the world stage. Beginning April 2, 2021, thru April 23, 2021, 11 PM PDT, anyone who is age 16 and above is eligible to submit. Spoken word artists, poets, creative writers, and all who desires to share their ability to tell stories; to analyze the world or situations decisively and creatively with their words; those who want to offer that knowledge in a way that is available to large and diverse audiences are encouraged to apply at www.BHERC.TV.

About the Competition
An original creation of BHERC, “Lift Every Voice” (LEV) is managed by member Robert McCune and is an important opportunity to create recognition for poets and spoken word artists, especially the younger generation. With the intent to tap into the power of words and ideas, and to engage and nurture a younger generation, LEV intends to create a bridge to understanding the issues — both legacy and contemporary — that many people face today. “‘Lift Every Voice’ is an opportunity for writers and performers to speak for themselves, their families, and the world they live in. Considering the impact of the current climate of the world, and how it has proven to be debilitating, frustrating, resulting in tragedy for so many, this show provides a platform highlighting an area of artistry that is often overlooked.” stated Robert McCune, LEV Program Director. This program also allows BHERC LEV to call out across the globe in search of talented spoken word artists who are ready to let their words be heard. BHERC wants them to be seen and heard and all forms of prose are accepted. However, what makes this program “fresh” and “next level” is the addition of the online, character-driven, multi-episode competition.

What is Different About This Competition
• Character-driven, this multi-episode competition
• (10) Finalist selected to compete for cash prizes
• Finalists/creative writers meet several challenges each week
• Finalists are asked to provide new original works with each challenge.
• They must perform original works for all challenges.
• Eliminations will take place weekly

Eligibility/Requirements
• Contestants must be age 16 and up, (minors will need parental permission)
• 3 original or newly written works, (different subject and style)

Judging Criteria
• Contestants will be judged for the following: Originality, Creativity, Performance, Presence and
Connectivity.

Timeline
• April 23rd application deadline for 1st phase (100 contestants will be chosen)
• April 30th phase 2 contestants Announced (submit a 60-second video performing a submitted work)
• May 14th Final (10) contestants announced

About the Program Director
Robert McCune is a Spoken Word Artist who believes that having such a gift is equivalent to having a “superpower”. He is a passionate believer that your voice, your thoughts, and your ideas can and do help people. Most of all, he believes that writers are needed to create narratives for the world in ways where love always wins. Born and raised in Pittsburg California, Robert now resides in Oakland, California. He attended Holy Names University, where I received a degree in behavioral psychology. He is a proud husband, father, writer, critical thinker, and basketball coach.

The competition will span ten weeks, in which finalists will compete in different writing and performance challenges each week. Eliminations will take place weekly, where only the top-scoring will move on towards the cash prizes.

During the competition, contestants will be judged on their written works, the performance of those works, and how well their works encompassed their challenges for that week. “‘Lift Every Voice’ puts the voicings of many stories of joy and sadness, survival, healing, and triumph across the globe front and center. No one can tell these stories with more poetic agility, visual acuity, and agitated vocal percussion than spoken word artists, poets, and creative writers. They are the voice of the people. The voice of humanity!” elated Sandra J. Evers-Manly, President and Founder of BHERC. Each week Judges will mentor the contestants and go through their creative process, share a bit about the finalists and how they are handling the competition. Contestants will be expected to give testimonials, embrace competition contrary to their fellow writers, and try to gain as much exposure as possible.

BHERC believes in the promise and power of youth and young people and has invested in their power to bring about change thru the support of programs that include the Youth Diversity Film Festival, Fight Back with Film, the Artistry in Motion animation program, and mentoring workshops and panels with entertainment industry executives. BHERC also provides scholarships and grants assistance to college students and emerging artists. “Lift Every Voice” is a natural and evolutionary addition to the family of programs that serve to empower the youth of today.

The BHERC “Lift Every Voice” Call For Entries, opens Friday, April 2, thru Friday, April 23rd, 2021 11 PM (PDT) at www.BHERC.TV. Apply today! For additional information about all BHERC programs log on to www.BHERC.org or call 310 284-3170

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Remembering Wild Horse Annie

Photo of Wild Horse Annie, Velma Bronn Johnston

Velma Bronn Johnston

Closing Women’s History Month 2021 With a Tribute to Velma Bronn Johnston

ATLANTA, GEORGIA, UNITED STATES, March 31, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — March 31st marks the final day of Women’s History Month. The Library of Congress shares the following on the website women’shistorymonth.gov. “Women’s History Month had its origins as a national celebration in 1981 when Congress passed Pub. L. 97-28 which authorized and requested the President to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982 as “Women’s History Week.” Throughout the next five years, Congress continued to pass joint resolutions designating a week in March as “Women’s History Week.” In 1987 after being petitioned by the National Women’s History Project, Congress passed Pub. L. 100-9 which designated the month of March 1987 as “Women’s History Month.” Between 1988 and 1994, Congress passed additional resolutions requesting and authorizing the President to proclaim March of each year as Women’s History Month. Since 1995, presidents have issued a series of annual proclamations designating the month of March as “Women’s History Month.” These proclamations celebrate the contributions women have made to the United States and recognize the specific achievements women have made over the course of American history in a variety of fields.”

For members of our country’s equine protection community the work of Wild Horse Annie is remembered for her dedication to protecting wild horses. Velma Bronn Johnston was born on March 5, 1912 and later became known as Wild Horse Annie due to her efforts to protect America’s wild horses from mustangers who hunted the horses for commercial purposes.

She is also recognized for her grassroots work to stop the decimation of mustangs and free-roaming burros from public lands. She was able to generate public support for the horses and burros through public appearances and the help of school children through letter writing campaigns. Newspapers published articles about the exploitation of wild horses and burros and the school children wrote letters to the Congress and Senate. As noted by the Associated Press on July 15, 1959: "Seldom has an issue touched such a responsive chord."

Velma Johnston worked to fight for protection of the free-roaming horses throughout Nevada and across all the federal lands in the west and is remembered by today’s wild horse advocates who still continue her work on state and federal levels to protect America’s free-roaming wild horses and burros.

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Single Mother Evicted Twice In Six Months, Accuses Nevada Government of Racism & Corruption In New Book

“The ‘Real’ Criminals of Nevada”

Emerald Wilson-Bey vs. Vanessa Murphy, David Charn, KLAS, Nextstar Media Group

"I filed a lawsuit against a white man, charging him as Public Nuisance for coming into my apartment, afterwards I was evicted as a Nuisance, twice!"

"Aaron Ford might be the Attorney General, but he is not pulling the strings, have you noticed there is not a single African American Civil Rights attorney in Nevada? Not one lawyer to help? Why?”

— Emerald Wilson-Bey

LAS VEGAS, NV, UNITED STATES, March 31, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Businesswoman and part-time Author Emerald Wilson-Bey pens book number three, in an explosive account of Racial Discrimination and Corruption in her new book, "The 'Real' Criminals of Nevada". Available for pre-order now and due to go on sale at the end of this month, the author decided to put a microscope to the City of Las Vegas and State of Nevada government officials. With the help of private investigators, both "pro" and "amateur", she has been able to secure indisputable evidence of a full-blown conspiracy against her, and other things within the city she has outlined in the memoir. The book goes on to share her account of how she filed a lawsuit against a "white man" who worked at her Las Vegas apartment in 2018, she alleged he was entering when she was not home and other harassments. In the filing she charged him as being a "Public Nuisance" under NRS law, afterwards she moved away suddenly for family reasons. When she returned to Las Vegas, something the public figure announced to her social media, and likely indirectly announced to the city by registering her businesses with the state in August of 2020, she says the city conspired to retaliate against her for the 2018 lawsuit, and she immediately harassed and evicted twice in six months, and the charge was suspiciously, "Public Nuisance". Even after paying $30,000 upfront to move into the second apartment, and the retaliation continued there. With the help of private investigators, both "pro" and "amateur", she has been able to secure indisputable evidence of the conspiracy, and other things within the city and state employees for the sizzling manuscript. She even say's Las Vegas District Attorney Steve Wolfson, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, FBI Las Vegas's Special Agent in Charge Aaron Rouse, Nevada's Governor Steve Sisolak, Elisa Cafferata, current head of the state’s Equal Rights Commission, the Nevada Bar Association, both Henderson and Las Vegas Justice Courts, Attorney General Aaron Ford, Judges Melissa Saragosa, Anne Zimmerman and David Brown are all involved.

In the book she discloses how she decided to contact reporters Vanessa Murphy, David Charn, Scott McGruder and Dana Gentry about the suspicious evictions, the not being able to use the amenities, and other discriminatory events that occurred. Reporter Vanessa Murphy emailed her back "we don't cover stuff like that", a direct contradiction according to Murphy's last discrimination story, the only difference is the woman was "white" Emerald shares in chapter five of the memoir. Unable to find representation in the state, Emerald has since filed small claims lawsuits against all the reporters who refused to help her. She also attempted similar pro se lawsuits against each government agency and in an blatant civil rights and constitutional rights violation, her suits were illegally deleted from the court system and the fees refunded back to her, for a total of nine times. An action she says was done to "keep what's going on quiet". In chapter ten she describes how she reached out to Tyler Technologies, the creators of the e-filing system and asked them to "enforce their terms of use", citing the deletions of her lawsuits by Las Vegas Justice Court to protect government officials were unconstitutional and the tech company refused to budge, so she sued them too for $25. In an effort to bring attention to the situation and help someone else that might be a victim of the city's corruption, she spent the last several months writing a diary and collecting evidence, that she has now converted to the infamous book, the book will include standard text, but also over 100 images of corroborative evidence to support each allegation, due out April 30th! Uniquely the foreword reads: "Pro Hac Vice" representation wanted, offering handsome pay!". Pre-order today!

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PA PARKS AND FORESTS FOUNDATION OFFERS FREE PROGRAM WITH SAMUEL BLACK, SENATOR JOHN HEINZ HISTORY CENTER

Free virtual program with Director of the African American Program Mr. Black featuring the award winning "From Slavery to Freedom" exhibit at the Center.

CAMP HILL, PA, UNITED STATES, March 31, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Join the Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation as we welcome Samuel Black, Director of the African American Program at the Senator John Heinz History Center. Mr. Black also serves as the Project Director for the award winning From Slavery to Freedom exhibit at the Center.

The Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation (PPFF), the only non-profit whose mission is to inspire stewardship of Pennsylvania’s state parks and forests, is hosting a free virtual presentation about the From Slavery to Freedom exhibit on Monday, April 5, 2021 at noon.

The free presentation will stream live to PPFF’s Facebook page and YouTube channel on April 5 and will be available to view any time after on those same platforms.

Viewers will be engaged in a presentation by Mr. Black, exploring the exhibit, discussing how it relates to parks and forests, and learning more about the From Slavery to Freedom garden project.

Mr. Black has 28 years of experience in museums and historical institutions. An award winning curator and writer, he has numerous publications, including three books. He serves as Immediate Past President of the Association of African American Museums and has been a member since 1992.

“I look forward to discussing this important exhibit with Mr. Black,” said Marci Mowery, President of the Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation. “The exhibit explores the quest for freedom Africans in America from slavery until the 21st century.”

PPFF’s Lunch and Learn series launched in 2020 and provides information on a variety of topics. Past presentations are available to view on PPFF’s Facebook and YouTube Channel. It is supported by a grant from the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Community Conservation and Partnership Program and by Recreational Equipment, Inc.

Available live at 12:00 pm on April 5, or any time after on PPFF’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/PennsylvaniaParksAndForestsFoundation and YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/PAParksandForests

About the Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation
Founded in 1999, the Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation supports 121 state parks and 2.2 million acres of forest by coordinating volunteers, activities and donations through its more than 40 chapters. The mission of the foundation is to inspire stewardship of Pennsylvania’s state parks and forests. paparksandforests.org @PaPFF

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“MARY JANES: THE WOMEN OF WEED” Premiers in Dallas, TX

Mary Janes: The Women of Weed

Mary Jane

Mary Janes: The Women of Weed

Mary Janes: The Women of Weed

Award-winning documentary about women leading the cannabis industry, comes to Dallas

DALLAS, TEXAS, UNITED STATES, March 31, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — “MARY JANES: THE WOMEN OF WEED”, the award-winning documentary about women leading the cannabis industry, comes to Dallas.
Grammy® Award-winning singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge and other female “ganjaprenuers” show how legal cannabis is not only an industry, but also a movement of dedicated, pioneering “Puffragettes®”.

Dallas, Texas, March 26, 2021 – Texas Hemp Harvesters Association and Healthway will host a one-time screening of Mary Janes: The Women of Weed at The Hexa on Friday, April 9, 2021 at 7:00pm. The film features a powerful interview from Grammy® Award-winning singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge and our very own Texan, Andrea Sallis.

Film Director/Producer Windy Borman explores how marijuana is the first new industry to emerge in the 21st century—and it’s led by women. By looking at the intersection of gender parity, social justice, and environmental sustainability, Borman explores how cannabis is not only an industry, but also a movement of dedicated and pioneering women she calls “Puffragettes®” (as in Pot + Suffragette).

Register today to join us Live or Streaming to experience the first screening of its kind in Texas. Visit with local licenses and see what they expect for this new growing season, a live grow demo and Q & A from Windy and meet other amazing Women of Weed in Texas

Tickets can be purchased at: www.txhha.org/events

"From farms to labs to dispensaries and beyond, the film sheds light on the female researchers and entrepreneurs blazing a trail in today’s legal cannabis industry. From interviews with scientists, doctors, lawyers, activists, growers and bakers, I learned cannabis is not only an industry, but also a movement of dedicated, pioneering women,” says Director Windy Borman.

MARY JANES: THE WOMEN OF WEED explores the movement to end marijuana prohibition and Borman’s own assumptions about the plant. Through a series of empowering and educational interviews with the industry’s “Women of Weed”, Windy’s own assumptions are transformed as she discovers cannabis liberation intersects with the most urgent social justice issues of our time. She learns how this green revolution has big effects on environmental sustainability, ending the War on Drugs and the Prison-Industrial Complex, and the destructive domination of Big Pharma.

“This has been a long journey as a woman of color in the South for cannabis legalization for over 6 years. This plant has been misunderstood, often wrongly accused and kept away from humanity of its goodness. Hemp and being educated in the real medicine of cannabis directly our communities by its Commerce and in Policy” says Women of Weed, Andrea Sallis

Women are changing the face of today’s fastest growing industry – cannabis. Join TXHHA and Healthway as we discover how they’re also changing the world.
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About MARY JANES: THE WOMEN OF WEED:
Women are changing the face of today’s fastest growing industry – cannabis. Join filmmaker Windy Borman as she explores the movement to end marijuana prohibition, her own relationship to the plant, and the stereotypes surrounding it. Through a series of empowering and educational interviews with a broad diversity of women leading the industry today, Windy’s own assumptions are transformed as she discovers cannabis liberation intersects with the most urgent social justice issues of our time. She learns how this green revolution has big effects on environmental sustainability, ending the War on Drugs and the Prison-Industrial Complex, and the destructive domination of Big Pharma.
About Producer / Writer / Director Windy Borman
Windy Borman, MST, is a multi-award-winning film Director and Producer, as well as the founder of DVA Productions. Her recent projects include directing and producing the 10-time award-winning film, “The Eyes of Thailand” (narrated by Ashley Judd), and producing “The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia”, which premiered at Sundance and on HBO. Other credits include producing performances for Dr. Maya Angelou and Margaret Cho, directing “The Vagina Monologues”, and writing for Kindland, Takepart.com and Indiewire: Women and Hollywood.

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First Hotel In Outer Space Now Taking Reservations for 2023!

Hotel in Space

What was once only an option for professional astronauts has now become the next bucket list item for anyone filled with wanderlust.

CAPE CANAVERAL, FL, UNITED STATES, March 31, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — GayTravel.com has arranged for LGBT travelers and their allies to be amongst the first to make their reservations for stays as early as 2023.

Space tourism is no longer a far-off dream: it is virtually… a reality! Initially set to open in 2027, a smaller prototype version is scheduled to open in 2023. As part of GayTravel’s “Let’s Get OUT There!” initiative, rooms have been set aside aboard the initial, smaller prototype.

The LGBT+ community is passionate about travel. They travel more frequently, spend more on vacations, and have more flexibility when booking trips than the average traveler. They tend to be resilient and not as likely to shy away from traveling even during uncertain times, as indicated by a recent Harris Poll.

The yet-to-be-named outer space hotel is the ultimate location to practice social distancing.

Onboard Amenities:
While simulated gravity (thanks to centrifugal force) may seem foreign, the rooms and amenities at this luxury hotel will have some familiar earthly charm. In short, this prototype hotel will offer typical high-end amenities along with an out-of-this-world view. Add a little bit of sci-fi nostalgia to your getaway with goodies like freeze-dried ice cream and Tang.

Onboard Features:
Some of the onboard features will include a cinema, a spa, and a gym.

Travelers who want to be among the first to make a reservation can put their name on the reservation list starting today.

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CCHR’s Baker Act Continuing Education Courses Help Protect Citizens from Abuse

The course for attorneys is delivered by a team of professionals and geared towards not only covering changes to the law but also toward providing an opportunity for those in attendance to learn how best to defend their clients.

The course for attorneys is delivered by a team of professionals and geared towards not only covering changes to the law but also toward providing an opportunity for those in attendance to learn how best to defend their clients.

Speakers included attorneys Dennis L. Webb of Fort Meyers, Justin Drach of Theole Drach Law, Kendra Parris of Parris Law and the president of the Florida chapter of CCHR, Diane Stein.

Speakers included attorneys Dennis L. Webb of Fort Meyers, Justin Drach of Theole Drach Law, Kendra Parris of Parris Law and the president of the Florida chapter of CCHR, Diane Stein.

Attorney Justin Drach stated that he feels like the group is moving in the right direction and that events such as this one will help bring about much needed change to the mental health law.

Attorney Justin Drach stated that he feels like the group is moving in the right direction and that events such as this one will help bring about much needed change to the mental health law.

Tampa Bay area attorney and former Assistant Public Defender of the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit, Carmen Miller, Esq., was the featured speaker at the seminar on mental health rights.

Tampa Bay area attorney and former Assistant Public Defender of the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit, Carmen Miller, Esq., was the featured speaker at the seminar on mental health rights.

The headquarters for CCHR Florida are located in downtown Clearwater.

The headquarters for CCHR Florida are located in downtown Clearwater.

The virtual courses note the basic human rights impacted by the Baker Act, areas of abuse and the unintended consequences.

Over the past several years, the abusive use of the Baker Act, especially when dealing with children, has repeatedly been reported in the media.”

— Diane Stein, President CCHR Florida

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, March 31, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Florida chapter of the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) began hosting continuing education courses for attorneys in 2018 in response to the alarming number of people taken into custody each year under the Baker Act.

Florida’s mental health law, known as the Baker Act, allows for individuals of all ages to be taken into custody for an involuntary psychiatric examination. According to the most recent report there were over 210,000 Baker Acts initiated during 2018/2019 and more than 37,000 were on children. [1]

Over the past several years, the abusive use of the Baker Act, especially when dealing with children, has repeatedly been reported in the media. Headlines such as “6-year-old Florida girl “traumatized” after being involuntarily sent to mental health facility” and “Florida’s flawed Baker Act rips thousands of kids from school” are all too frequent and tell the stories of children and families that have suffered Baker Act abuse. [2,3]

Spurred into action by these stories and thousands of calls received from victims of Baker Act abuse, CCHR, a mental health watchdog, decided to begin offering continuing education on the law. After first receiving approval to host continuing education through the Florida Bar on the Baker Act for attorneys, the move to become a provider through the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling was a logical next step. The courses are now held virtually allowing attorneys and mental health professionals from across the state to attend.

Designed to educate those in attendance on the context and intentions of the mental health law as well as the basic human rights impacted by the Baker Act and its unintended consequences, the course for mental health professionals is delivered by attorney Carmen Miller, a former assistant public defender in the Thirteenth Circuit in Tampa, with an extensive background in dealing with Baker Acts.

The course for attorneys is delivered by a team of professionals and geared towards not only covering changes to the law but also toward providing an opportunity for those in attendance to learn how best to defend their clients.

Both events are complimentary and are regularly held throughout the year. To learn more or to reserve a seat for the next virtual course, please call 727-442-8820.

About CCHR: Initially established by the Church of Scientology and renowned psychiatrist Dr. Thomas Szasz in 1969, CCHR’s mission is to eradicate abuses committed under the guise of mental health and enact patient and consumer protections. L. Ron Hubbard, founder of Scientology, first brought psychiatric imprisonment to wide public notice: “Thousands and thousands are seized without process of law, every week, over the ‘free world’ tortured, castrated, killed. All in the name of ‘mental health,’” he wrote in March 1969. For more information visit www.cchrflorida.org

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[1] Baker Act Reporting Center https://www.usf.edu/cbcs/baker-act/documents/ba_usf_annual_report_2018_2019.pdf
[2] WUSF Health News Florida COMMITTED https://wfsu.org/committed/
[3] Baker Act Abuse – Media Stories https://www.cchrflorida.org/baker-act-abuse/

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Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) Launches 17th Annual “Global Asbestos Awareness Week” April 1-7, 2021

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Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) Launches 17th Annual “Global Asbestos Awareness Week” April 1-7, 2021

As COVID-19 puts asbestos-disease patients at a heightened risk, asbestos education is more important than ever.

The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO), an independent non-profit dedicated to preventing asbestos exposure and eliminating all asbestos-caused diseases, today announces the launch of the 17th Annual “Global Asbestos Awareness Week” April 1-7, 2021.

Global Asbestos Awareness Week is dedicated to education, awareness and prevention. Each day features educational resources from leading organizations and experts, videos, and asbestos victims’ stories. Most materials are translated into five different languages (Spanish, French, Portuguese, Russian, and Hindi) to make the week a global education opportunity. The week culminates on April 7th with a virtual worldwide candlelight vigil.

Building on strength and collaboration between our partners, this year’s Global Asbestos Awareness Week will focus on:
Banning the mining, manufacturing, and use of asbestos
Preventing asbestos exposure
Increasing compliance and enforcement of existing laws and regulations
Strengthening international partnerships

“We are excited to bring our educational messages to a global audience. COVID-19 has made the world an even more dangerous place for those who suffer from an asbestos-caused disease, and it is more important than ever before that people understand the dangers of asbestos and how to prevent exposure in homes, schools, workplaces, and on consumer shelves,” said Linda Reinstein, mesothelioma widow and ADAO co-founder.

“The simple truth is asbestos kills. Asbestos is a known human carcinogen and there is no safe level of exposure. While promising research continues, prevention remains the only cure. Nearly 70 countries have banned asbestos, yet the U.S. allows for imports and use to continue,” Reinstein explained.

During the 20th century, asbestos was widely used in construction, shipbuilding, and the automotive industry. Though many nations have asbestos bans, the United States is not one of them. And without a complete ban on this carcinogen, asbestos remains legal and lethal in many countries around the world. Globally, over 200,000 people die each year from preventable asbestos-caused diseases.

For more information on the events of Global Asbestos Awareness Week visit https://bit.ly/2OOdeUb

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About the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization
The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) was founded by asbestos victims and their families in 2004. ADAO is the largest non-profit in the U.S. that is dedicated to providing asbestos victims and concerned citizens with a united voice through our education, advocacy, and community initiatives. ADAO seeks to raise public awareness about the dangers of asbestos exposure, advocate for an asbestos ban, and protect asbestos victims’ civil rights.

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L’ADAO organise sa 17ème « Semaine annuelle de sensibilisation mondiale à l’amiante » du 1er au 7 avril 2021

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L’ADAO (Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization) organise sa 17ème « Semaine annuelle de sensibilisation mondiale à l’amiante » du 1er au 7 avril 2021

Étant donné que la COVID-19 expose les patients atteints de maladies liées à une exposition à l’amiante à un risque accru, sensibiliser aux dangers de l’amiante n’a jamais été aussi important.

Washington DC, États-Unis — L’ADAO, un organisme indépendant à but non lucratif qui œuvre en faveur de la prévention de l’exposition à l’amiante et de l’éradication de toutes les maladies causées par l’amiante, a annoncé ce jour le lancement de la 17ème « Semaine annuelle de sensibilisation mondiale à l’amiante » du 1er au 7 avril 2021.

La Semaine de sensibilisation mondiale à l’amiante est consacrée à l’éducation, à la sensibilisation et à la prévention. Chaque jour, des ressources pédagogiques seront présentées par des organisations et des experts de premier plan, des vidéos et des récits de victimes de l’amiante compléteront le programme. La plupart des supports sont traduits dans cinq langues différentes (espagnol, français, portugais, russe et hindi) pour que cette semaine ait une portée mondiale. La semaine s’achèvera le 7 avril par une veillée aux chandelles virtuelle aux quatre coins de la planète.

Cette semaine de sensibilisation mondiale à l’amiante, dont les maîtres mots sont résilience et coopération entre nos partenaires, mettra l’accent sur les actions à favoriser :
1. Interdire l’exploitation minière, la fabrication et l’utilisation de l’amiante
2. Prévenir toute exposition à l’amiante
3. Encourager le respect et l’application des lois et réglementations existantes
4. Renforcer les partenariats internationaux

« Nous sommes enthousiastes à l’idée de faire entendre notre message à un public encore plus large. Depuis l’arrivée de la COVID-19, le monde est devenu d’autant plus dangereux pour ceux qui souffrent d’une maladie liée à l’amiante. Aujourd’hui plus que jamais, il est important que les gens comprennent les dangers de l’amiante et sachent comment prévenir l’exposition dans les foyers, les écoles, sur le lieu de travail et sur les étagères des consommateurs », a déclaré Linda Reinstein, cofondatrice de l’ADAO dont le mari est mort des suites d’un mésothéliome.

« Pour dire la vérité crument, l’amiante tue. L’amiante est une substance cancérigène avérée pour l’homme pour laquelle aucun niveau d’exposition n’est sans danger. Bien que des recherches prometteuses se poursuivent, la prévention demeure le seul remède. Près de 70 pays ont interdit l’amiante, pourtant les États-Unis autorisent toujours les importations et n’interdisent pas son utilisation », a expliqué Reinstein.

L’amiante a été largement utilisé depuis le XXème siècle dans le bâtiment, la construction navale et le secteur automobile. Bien que de nombreux pays l’interdisent, les États-Unis n’en font pas partie. Et sans une interdiction totale de ce cancérigène, l’amiante reste légal et mortel dans de nombreux pays du monde. Près de 200 000 personnes dans le monde décèdent chaque année à la suite de maladies liées à l’amiante.

Pour plus d’informations sur les événements de la Semaine de sensibilisation mondiale à l’amiante, rendez-vous sur www.asbestosdiseaseawareness.org.

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À propos de l’ADAO
L’ADAO a été fondée en 2004 par des victimes de l’amiante et leurs familles. L’ADAO est la plus grande organisation à but non lucratif des États-Unis. Elle vise à parler d’une même voix aux victimes de l’amiante et aux citoyens concernés à travers des initiatives en matière d’éducation, de plaidoyer et de représentation communautaire. L’ADAO entend sensibiliser le public aux dangers de l’exposition à l’amiante, préconiser l’interdiction de l’amiante, et protéger les droits civiques des victimes de l’amiante.

Tracy Russo
Asbestos Disease Awareness Org
+1 310-251-7477
email us here


Source: EIN Presswire

एस्बेस्टॉस डिज़ीज़ अवेयरनेस आर्गेनाइजेशन ने 17वांवार्षिक “ग्लोबल एस्बेस्टॉस अवेयरनेस वीक” 1-7 अप्रैल, 2021 लांच किया

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31 मार्च, 2021

एस्बेस्टॉस डिज़ीज़ अवेयरनेस आर्गेनाइजेशन (ADAO) ने 17वांवार्षिक “ग्लोबल एस्बेस्टॉस अवेयरनेस वीक” 1-7 अप्रैल, 2021 लांच किया

COVID-19 के कारण एस्बेस्टॉस-रोग से ग्रस्त रोगियों के लिए जोखिम बढ़ गया है, ऐसे में एस्बेस्टॉस को लेकर जागरूकता पहले से कहीं अधिक महत्त्वपूर्ण हो गई है।

वाशिंगटन, DC, USA —एस्बेस्टॉस डिज़ीज़ अवेयरनेस आर्गेनाइजेशन (ADAO) जो कि एस्बेस्टॉस से संपर्क खत्म करने और एस्बेस्टॉस के कारण होने वाले सभी रोगों का खात्मा करने के लिए समर्पित एक अलाभकारी संगठन है, ने आज 17वें वार्षिक ''ग्लोबल एस्बेस्टॉस अवेयरनेस वीक'' 1-7 अप्रैल, 2021 को लांच करने की घोषणा की।

ग्लोबल एस्बेस्टॉस अवेयरनेस वीक शिक्षा, जागरूकता और रोकथाम के लिए है, जिसमें हर दिन अग्रणी संगठनों और विशेषज्ञों द्वारा शैक्षिक संसाधनों, वीडियो, और एस्बेस्टॉस के शिकार हुए रोगियों की कहानियों को पेश किया जाएगा। अधिकांश सामग्रियों को पांच भाषाओं (स्पेनी, फ्रेंच, पुर्तगाली, रूसी और हिन्दी) में अनुवादित किया जाएगा ताकि इसे विश्वस्तर पर जागरूकता के अवसर वाला सप्ताह बनाया जा सके। विश्वस्तर पर वर्चुअल मोमबत्ती जलाओ अभियान के साथ 7 अप्रैल को इस सप्ताह का समापन होगा।

हमारे पार्टनरों की क्षमताओं और सहयोग पर आधारित इस वर्ष ग्लोबल एस्बेस्टॉस अवेयरनेस वीक निम्न पर केंद्रित होगाः
1. एस्बेस्टॉस के खनन, उत्पादन और उपयोग पर प्रतिबंध
2. एस्बेस्टॉस से संपर्क की रोकथाम
3. मौजूदा कानूनों और विनियमों का अनुपालन और प्रवर्तन बढ़ाया जाना
4. अंतर्राष्ट्रीय साझेदारियां मज़बूत बनाना

“हमें विश्वस्तर पर लोगों के सामने अपने शैक्षिक संदेश प्रस्तुत करते हुए बड़ी प्रसन्नता है। COVID-19 ने उन लोगों के लिए दुनिया को और भी अधिक खतरनाक बना दिया है जो एस्बेस्टॉस के कारण किसी रोग से जूझ रहे हैं, और अब लोगों के लिए एस्बेस्टॉस के खतरों को, तथा घरों, स्कूलों, कार्यस्थलों और उपभोक्ताओं की शेल्फों में इससे संपर्क की रोकथाम के बारे में समझना पहले से बहुत ज्यादा महत्त्वपूर्ण हो चुका है।” मेसोथेलियोमा से ग्रस्त दिवंगत पति की विधवा और ADAO की सह-संस्थापिका लिंडा राइनस्टाइन (Linda Reinstein) ने इस बारे में अपने विचार रखते हुए यह कहा।

“सीधी-सपाट सच्चाई यह है कि एस्बेस्टॉस घातक है। एस्बेस्टॉस को मनुष्यों में कैंसर उत्पन्न करने वाला पाया गया है, और इससे संपर्क का कोई सुरक्षित स्तर नहीं है। नई संभावनाओं वाले जारी अनुसंधानों के साथ, इसकी रोकथाम ही एकमात्र इलाज है। लगभग 70 देशों ने एस्बेस्टॉस को प्रतिबंधित किया हुआ है, फिर भी अमेरिका में इसे आयात और उपयोग करने की अनुमति है।” ऐसा राइनस्टाइन (Reinstein) ने आगे बताया।

20 वीं शताब्दी में, एस्बेस्टॉस का विनिर्माण, जहाज निर्माण, और वाहन उद्योग में बहुतायत से उपयोग किया जाता था। हालांकि बहुत से देशों ने एस्बेस्टॉस को प्रतिबंधित किया हुआ है, लेकिन अमेरिका में ऐसा नहीं है। और इस पर पूरी तरह प्रतिबंध लगाए बिना, एस्बेस्टॉस में पाया जाने वाला कैंसर उत्पन्न करने वाला तत्व कानूनी तौर पर बना रहेगा, जिसे दुनिया के अनेक देशों में घातक माना गया है। दुनिया भर में हर साल, 200,000 से अधिक लोग एस्बेस्टॉस संबंधी रोगों के कारण मारे जाते हैं, जिनको बचाया जा सकता है।

ग्लोबल एस्बेस्टॉस अवेयरनेस वीक के बारे में अधिक जानकारी के लिए, देखें: www.asbestosdiseaseawareness.org

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एस्बेस्टॉस डिज़ीज़ अवेयरनेस आर्गनाइजेशन के बारे में:
एस्बेस्टॉस डिज़ीज़ अवेयरनेस आर्गेनाइजेशन (ADAO) को एस्बेस्टॉस के शिकारों और उनके परिवारों द्वारा 2004 में स्थापित किया गया था। ADAO अमेरिका का ऐसा सबसे बड़ा अलाभकारी संगठन है जो अपने शैक्षिक, जनपैरवी, और सामुदायिक कार्यक्रमों के माध्यम से एस्बेस्टॉस पीड़ितों और चिंतित नागरिकों की आवाज़ एकजुट करने के लिए प्रतिबद्ध है। ADAO एस्बेस्टॉस से संपर्क के खतरों के बारे में जनजागरूकता बढ़ाने का प्रयास करता है, एस्बेस्टॉस पर प्रतिबंध का समर्थन करता है और एस्बेस्टॉस पीड़ितों के नागरिक अधिकारों की रक्षा करता है।

Tracy Russo
Asbestos Disease Awareness Org
+1 310-251-7477
email us here


Source: EIN Presswire