Cal State University Los Angeles Prison Baccalaureate Program Graduate Success

10P Program participants (left) Graduates of Cal State LA’s pioneering prison degree program celebrate earning their bachelor’s degrees. (Credit: Robert Huskey/Cal State LA)

Samual Brown, Rodrigo Prieto, Frirzi Hortsman

Rodrigo Prieto, Samual Brown, Fritzi Horstman and crew filming “Step Inside The Circle: Childhood Trauma Behind Bars ” at CSP Los Angeles County (Photo: CPP))

Incarcerated Student Graduates From Cal State LA Prison BA Program

Graduate Samual Nathaniel Brown performs during the commencement ceremony at California State Prison, Los Angeles County. (Credit: Robert Huskey/Cal State LA)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, USA, October 24, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — On October 5, 2021, Samual Nathaniel Brown, co-founder of the Anti-Violence Safety and Accountability Project (ASAP), creator of the 10P program, and author of the constitutional amendment proposal, The California Abolition Act (ACA 3), recently became one of the first along with 24 other men to graduate with a bachelors in communication from Cal State LA’s Prison B.A. Graduation Initiative on the yard at California State Prison Los Angeles County in Lancaster California.

In 2015, Cal State LA became the only university in California to offer in-person classes inside a maximum-security prison to inmates seeking to earn a bachelor’s degree in organizational communication. This opportunity was made available through the Second Chance Pell federal pilot program which aims to reduce recidivism rates and make communities safer by educating incarcerated Americans so they can receive jobs and support their families after they are released from prison.

"Other schools prepare you to execute a task,” Brown said. “This school prepared us to change the world.” After being incarcerated for over two decades, Brown will soon become the 13th student in Cal State LA’s prison education program to be released from prison.

Brant Choate, Director for CDCR’s Division of Rehabilitative Programs spoke to the graduates and stated, “This program is so unique—it is one of the only of its kind in the country and the nation has been watching you. Because of your efforts, you have set the stage and example that this works. This opportunity is going to be available to thousands in the future in California and across the country. Thank you for all you’ve done.”

“I am struck by the resilience and dedication you have demonstrated as you embarked on your educational journey,” Cal State LA Provost and Executive Vice President Jose A. Gomez said to the graduates. “You didn’t give up, you didn’t quit. I speak for everyone at Cal State LA—the faculty, staff, administrators, alumni, and our community—when I say that we are so proud of you.”

Brown is a shining example of how education can not only lead to rehabilitation but can also positively impact the communities he once helped to harm. In 2014, Mr. Brown developed “The Theory of Emotional Illiteracy Based Criminality” which connects Adverse Childhood Experiences with people choosing criminal behaviors as coping mechanisms.

Taffany Lim, senior director of the Center for Engagement, Service, and the Public Good at Cal State LA said the college cohorts are mentors to people on the yard. “Some of these guys may never get out of prison," Lim says. “It's still a worthy investment because they've become huge advocates for education. Now their friends and family—oftentimes individuals who never saw college education for themselves—are pursuing higher education. They're mentors to people in the yard. They're like, 'Hey, don't make the same mistake I did. Go to school, find education, transform your life. Make a difference.'"

Kamran Afary, Cal State LA assistant professor considers Brown an educator for the programs Brown has created and the work he does for the prisoners. “He was a magnificent student and is an educator as far as I’m concerned,” Afary said. “He is a remarkable person and his ‘Theory of Emotional Illiteracy-Based Criminality’ really has had an amazing impact on real rehabilitation and self-healing here at Lancaster.” In February 2020 Samual Brown along with his wife Jamilia Land collaborated with Fritzi Hortsman, founder of Compassion Prison Project to co-executive produce the documentary "Step Inside The Circle: Childhood Trauma Behind Bars" where Samual, Fritzi and the men on the "Honor Yard" delve into the depth of adverse childhood experiences and trauma in a prison setting.

"When I spoke to Mr. Brown, our conversation led to a discussion about childhood trauma and his depth of knowledge about the impact of childhood trauma and toxic stress. This led me to visit the two classes he facilitates: “10P” on Friday evening and on Saturday morning.” stated Hortsman in a support letter to the California Board of Parole.

Hortsman went on to state that, “When Academy Award Nominee Rodrigo Prieto volunteered his services for one day, I sprung into action…..Mr. Brown went above and beyond my request. Not only did he assemble and recruit 250 men for the circle, he rehearsed them, he made sure all the obligatory permissions and forms were filled out, helped me choose a group of men to interview after the circle and made sure everything was taken care of from the inside. We could not have done this without the express help from Mr. Brown. Producers are problem solvers. Producers see what needs to be done and then figure out how to get it done. Mr .Brown is a natural problem solver and a natural producer. I look forward to working with Mr. Brown when he is released and continue our collaboration on “Childhood Trauma Behind Bars” and on the many other projects that are sure to arise from our combined efforts. "

Journalist Robert J Hansen spoke with Samual Brown on October 13, 2021, in an exclusive Q&A follow-up interview that can be found here:
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(Video) Maryam Rajavi’s 10-Point Plan For Tomorrow’s Iran Guarantees Democracy, Equality, and Social Justice

October 24, 2021 - In one act, more than 120 video messages by the Iranian women across Iran were broadcast on Simaye Azadi TV, Showing their support for Maryam Rajavi and her ten-point plan for the future of Iran.

(NCRI) and (PMOI / MEK Iran): In one act, more than 120 video messages by the Iranian women across Iran were broadcast on Simaye Azadi TV, Showing their support for Maryam Rajavi and her ten-point plan for the future of Iran.

October 24, 2021 - The network of the Iranian opposition movement inside Iran, also known as the Resistance Units, celebrated the anniversary of Maryam Rajavi’s election by the Iranian Resistance in 1993 as the President-elect for an interim period after

(NCRI) and (PMOI / MEK Iran): The network of the MEK Iinside Iran also known as the Resistance Units, celebrated the anniversary of Maryam Rajavi’s election by the Iranian Resistance in 1993 as the President-elect for an interim period after the overthrow of the regime.

October 24, 2021 - In various parts of Tehran and major cities such as Mashhad, Isfahan, and Shiraz, the supporters of the Iranian opposition movement the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) installed large posters of Maryam Rajavi and took

(NCRI) and (PMOI / MEK Iran): In various parts of Tehran and major cities such as Mashhad, Isfahan, and Shiraz, the supporters of the Iranian opposition movement the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) installed large posters of Maryam Rajavi.

October 24, 2021 - Some of their slogans read, “Maryam Rajavi is the voice of freedom and human rights for the Iranian people,” “We will take back Iran and rebuild this beautiful country,” and “Democracy & freedom with Maryam Rajavi.”

(NCRI) and (PMOI / MEK Iran): Some of their slogans read, “Maryam Rajavi is the voice of freedom and human rights for the Iranian people,” “We will take back Iran and rebuild this beautiful country,” and “Democracy & freedom with Maryam Rajavi.”

October 24, 2021 - These brave activities take place against intense repression of any support for MEK inside Iran, which the regime punishes with arrest, imprisonment, torture, and execution.

(NCRI) and (PMOI / MEK Iran): These brave activities take place against intense repression of any support for MEK inside Iran, which the regime punishes with arrest, imprisonment, torture, and execution.

October 24, 2021 - The Resistance Units also wrote anti-regime slogans on the walls such as “No to the mullahs’ regime, yes to people’s sovereignty in a pluralistic and free republic” and “No to forced hijab, no to forced religion, no to a forced rule.”

(NCRI) and (PMOI / MEK Iran): The Resistance Units also wrote anti-regime slogans on the walls such as “No to the mullahs’ regime, yes to people’s sovereignty in a pluralistic and free republic” and “No to forced hijab, no to forced religion, no to a forced rule.”

October 22, 2021 - different areas of Tehran, Mashhad, Isfahan, Shiraz, Tabriz, Karaj, Ahvaz, Ardabil, Qom, Rasht, Kashan, Semnan, Sari, Urmia, Anzali, Amol, Neyshabur, Nowshahr, Rudsar, Langarud, Chalus, Lahijan, Gorgan, Kazerun, Kashmar, Omidiyeh,  Khas

(NCRI) and (PMOI/MEK): different areas of Tehran, Mashhad, Isfahan, Shiraz, Tabriz, Karaj, Ahvaz, Ardabil, Qom, Rasht, Kashan, Semnan, Sari, Urmia, Anzali, Amol, Neyshabur, Nowshahr, Rudsar, Langarud, Chalus, Lahijan, Gorgan, Kazerun, Kashmar, Omidiyeh, Khash, Saravan.

October 22, 2021 - On the anniversary of the introduction of Mrs. Maryam Rajavi as the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) for the transition period, the Resistance Units and supporters of the Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK/PMOI)

(NCRI) and (PMOI / MEK Iran): On the anniversary of the introduction of Mrs. Maryam Rajavi as the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) for the transition period, the Resistance Units and supporters of the MEK.

These activities take place against intense repression of any support for MEK inside Iran, which the regime punishes with, imprisonment, torture, and execution.

In one act, more than 120 video messages by the Iranian women across Iran were broadcast on Simaye Azadi TV, Showing their support for Maryam Rajavi and her ten-point plan for the future of Iran.”

— NCRI

PARIS, FRANCE, October 24, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — The network of the Iranian opposition movement inside Iran, also known as the Resistance Units, celebrated the anniversary of Maryam Rajavi the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) election by the Iranian Resistance in 1993 as the President-elect for an interim period after the overthrow of the mullahs’ regime.

In various parts of Tehran and major cities such as Mashhad, Isfahan, and Shiraz, the supporters of the Iranian opposition movement the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) installed large posters of Maryam Rajavi and took to graffiti with slogans supporting her for a free Iran.

Some of their slogans read:

“Maryam Rajavi is the voice of freedom and human rights for the Iranian people,”.

“We will take back Iran and rebuild this beautiful country,” and

“Democracy & freedom with Maryam Rajavi.”

These brave activities take place against intense repression of any support for MEK inside Iran, which the regime punishes with arrest, imprisonment, torture, and execution.

The Resistance Units also wrote anti-regime slogans on the walls such as “No to the mullahs’ regime, yes to people’s sovereignty in a pluralistic and free republic” and “No to forced hijab, no to forced religion, no to a forced rule.”

Despite threats, the supporters of the Iranian opposition took the risk and sent video messages expressing that Maryam Rajavi is their only hope and guarantee for a free Iran.

The activities of the Resistance Units took place in different areas of Tehran, Mashhad, Tabriz, Isfahan, Shiraz, Karaj, Ahvaz, Kashan, Kazerun, Nishabur, Rudsar, Rasht, Noshahr, Chalus, Lahijan, Semnan, Omidiyeh, Urmia, Shahrud, Amol, Qom, Jahrom, Kashmar, Khash, Saravan, Anzali, Gorgan, Langroud, Sari, Shahroud, Nishabur, Ardabil, Yasuj, Kermanshah, Hamadan, Khoramabad, Sari, Qazvin, Bandar Abbas, Arak, Kerman, Bushehr, Shahre Kord, Zahedan, Yazd, Sanandaj, Ilam, Zanjan, Birjand, Bojnurd, Mahshahr, Chabahar, Maragheh, Shahin Shahr, Kashan, Abadan, Susangerd, Astarah, and Kazeroun.

In one act, more than 120 video messages by the Iranian women across Iran were broadcast on Simaye Azadi TV, Showing their support for Maryam Rajavi and her ten-point plan for the future of Iran.

“Iran will be free. I have faith in this. Because with Maryam Rajavi and her ten-point plan for the future of Iran we have a guarantee for freedoms in Iran,” said a woman from Tehran in her video message.

While playing guitar, a young woman from Urmia said in her message, “Dear Maryam Rajavi, we live for the day you come to Iran. We have learned from you that ‘we can, and we must.’”

“As a young Iranian woman, I support Maryam Rajavi’s ten-point plan for the future of Iran. Because I want my people to live in freedom and prosperity. And I don’t want to see any Iranian girl be worried about what she wears,” a message from Ilam.

Another young woman from Tehran who got to know Mrs. Rajavi recently said, “As an Iranian woman, my wish is to see a free Iran and equal rights for women and men.

I also have the right to welfare and prosperous life. But in Iran, we are deprived of our rights.

I totally agree with Maryam Rajavi’s ten-point plan for a free Iran. For strong women and girls in Iran. So that we can live happily and insecurity in our country. So, we will fight for a free Iran.”

In recent years, the MEK has managed to gain more support among Iran’s new generation who yearns for a free, democratic, and prosperous Iran.

Back in July, during the three-day Free Iran World Summit from July 10 to 12, the Resistance Units sent one thousand messages of support from across the country.

Simultaneous with the activities of the Iranian Resistance Units in Iran the Iranian diaspora expressed their support for Maryam Rajavi and celebrated the anniversary of her election by using the hashtag #IStandWithMaryamRajavi on Twitter.

Many young women explained in their video messages the reason they support Maryam Rajavi.

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MEK Resistance Units spread messages of Maryam Rajavi, the president-elect of the NCRI


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Brancusi and the Right to Happiness honoured at the Institut de France by the Cercle d'Études Scientifiques Pierre Rayer

Le baiser de 1905 of Constantin Brancusi à l'origine de la decouverte de l'origine commune de la culture de l'humanité

Le baiser de 1905 de Constantin Brancusi

Le baiser de 1905 de C.Brancusi

Thierry Rayer

Knowledge of the universality of culture promotes dialogue and peace

`PARIS, FRANCE, October 24, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Interview with Thierry Rayer, President founder of the Cercle d’Études Scientifiques Pierre Rayer

The “Cercle d’Etudes Scientifiques Pierre Rayer” has demonstrated the universality of creation, in its artistic and architectural application. This discovery places our humanity at the centre of the relationships that animate us and acts as a spiritual guide conducive to the blossoming of peace and individual and universal happiness
Thierry Rayer, ambassador of the World League for the Right to Happiness, a specialist in European science from antiquity to the Renaissance and a descendant of Emperor Napoleon I, will present the discovery "The knowledge and know-how of the universal process of creation" at the Institut de France, as well as the universal works of art of Constantin Brancusi, including the sculpture "le baiser de 1905", which is the source of the discovery.
This presentation to leading figures in the art market and diplomacy will show how Brancusi's universal works of art are invaluable both culturally, scientifically and financially.

Question : At first, what is “ the knowledge and the know-how of the universal process of creation “?

It is of consequence to know that at antique time the artists should master numerous and different capacities to realize their works. For painting, one should be able to manufacture all the materials he needed: his canvas and his paint-brush, his pigments. The simple making of his pigments needed to know chemistry. An artist should also have a really scientific sense of observation.
For understanding and copying the nature for instance, he had to understand the process of creation. Then they talk about the « knowledge and know-how of the universal process of creation ».
At the beginning of the 20th century, in the Montparnasse district, artists were fascinated by scientific discoveries about light, colours, wave mechanics and industrial mechanics. They were immersed in a cosmogonic universe. Painters, sculptors, poets (Apollinaire) and architects met and exchanged ideas in this frontier period in which the knowledge of Antiquity was mixed with the achievements of the industrial period and sometimes with esotericism. Symbols were associated with technology and creation. Artists integrated the contributions of the 20th century with the ancestral symbolic knowledge of the Pyramids.
It is the search for this thread that has fascinated me since my childhood and I have never stopped acquiring knowledge in Egyptology, biology, geometry, history of religions and art in all continents. Indeed, global knowledge, and not only artistic knowledge, is necessary to find this thread that shows that Creation is a universal process that transcends peoples and times.
My encounter with the work of Constantin Brancusi was a revelation for me. Brancusi produced a global work whose whole is the bearer of messages, of a code that finds its sources in Antiquity, in all religions, in the continents and in modernism. I have found the thread in this global work that makes Brancusi an artist of Universality who crystallises Universal Creation in its purest form.
Today, most artists do works by mimicry without understanding the knowledge and know-how of the universal process of creation. This applies also to scientific people able to develop an acute knowledge in their specific area without understanding that it is just a true part of the knowledge and know-how of the universal process of creation which can also be found in architecture.
The key element linking all this knowledge is universality.
My discovery therefore makes obvious the common origin of all the cultures of Mankind.
This element concerns all the communities whatever their would-be cultural or religious origins. By its nature, this element is based on universality and equality suitable to all the Declarations in relationship with Human Rights.

Question : Can you develop the link between your discovery and sciences?

First of all, it is important to know that Brancusi did not create these sculptures instinctively. These works have a link between them and each one is part of a global message that finds its sources in ancient Egypt, in Greek and Roman temples, in the achievements of the Middle Ages, in the companionship. His work is part of a universal dimension, the understanding of which requires scientific geometric knowledge, Thales' theorem, Pythagoras, mathematics, the Fibonacci sequence, the Golden Number. Knowledge of ancient Egyptology, the history of religions, the symbolism of Freemasonry.
From this knowledge, and the discovery of Universality in the work of Brancusi, I have established a methodology that gives a key to the reading of the art and architecture of each country in the world and demonstrates the Universality of the process of Creation for all peoples.
Humanity, the different civilizations use universal symbols since the dawn of time, the egg, the foetus, the fish, the pentagon, numerology. The myth of Isis has never disappeared and has been expressed in various ways in religions and works of art.
The "universal knowledge and skill of the process of Creation" creates many bridges between different cultures. It brings together the great achievements of mankind and thus brings cultures together.
This universal artistic knowledge is a means of educating young people in a spirit of openness to others and of strengthening the links between all peoples.
The "universal knowledge and know-how of the process of creation" highlights a common origin for all cultures.

Question : How did you discover this methodology ?

It By deciphering Brancusi's sculptures in search of the "common denominator", I was able to establish a methodology that made it possible to find what unites his global and universal work.
The expertise of the sculpture "The Kiss of 1905" by Constantin Brancusi showed that this work resonated with the artist's global work.
Brancusi's work is universal. The methodology I have established provides a key to reading the DNA of the creation of humanity, of all its peoples.
During a conference at UNESCO, I presented the "Kiss of 1905" and gave keys to understanding the work of Brancusi.

Question : By the way, your discovery has been exposed in front of various individuals in diverse institutions. Can you tell us?

Actually, the Cercle d’Études Scientifiques Rayer has exposed « the knowledge and know-how of the universal process of creation » in front of Very Important Persons.
In 2016, our discovery, illustrated by the exceptional work of art « Le Baiser de 1905 » has been exposed during the historical and scientific Malraux symposium laid under the high patronage of the President of the French Republic and in partnership with the Amitiés Internationales André Malraux. Moreover I had lectured in front of a committee including scientists, market of art specialized barristers and Court experts.
We have also exposed our discovery « the knowledge and know-how of the universal process of creation » while a Press conference organized at the Press Club de France in 2017, by explaining Brancusi’s work, under the sponsorship of Anne Malraux, André Malraux’s grand-daughter, and of the Amitiés Internationales André-Malraux. Besides, its diffusion in live on the Press Club de France Facebook page has totted up about 65 000 sights.
In 2018, an event of official exposition of our discovery together with the work of art « Le Baiser de 1905 » has been organized at the Maison Lanvin head office by Shaw Lan Wang, owner of the Maison de haute couture Lanvin and Nicolas Druz, its General Manager. Following to this exposition, a book has been published by the Maison de Couture LANVIN. Its title is « From ignorance to knowledge » and shows a few of the scientific studies realized.
The same year, we have exposed the discoveries about « Le Baiser de 1905 » at the Morocco’s Royal Academy in Rabat under the high sponsorship of His Majesty Mohammed VI. We have realized the same expositions at UNESCO headquarters in Paris during the African Week in presence of the regretted Professor Béseat Kifié Sélassié, Advisor for three former UNESCO Director.
Following this, we have contributed to and realized numerous events at UNESCO. Quite so, the sculpture «Le Baiser de1905 » and the element it reveals relates with UNO’s and UNESCO’s self DNA because it represents a key for reading the culture as well as the identity of all the communities.
Moreover, we have organized in 2019 at UNESCO under the sponsorship of the Saudia Arabia Kingdom and of the Mali, in presence of His Excellency Monsieur Ibrahim Albalawi, Ambassador of the Saudia Arabia Kingdom permanent Delegate to UNESCO and of His Excellency Docteur Oumar Keita, President of the Africa Group at Unesco, several conferences about the element «the knowledge and know-how of the universal process of creation ».
At last, we have created the review Transmission which exposes the actions of the Circle. This review has been dispatched gratuitously to the UNESCO members delegations.

Question : Why this time do you expose to the Institut de France your discovery « the knowledge and know-how of the universal process of creation »?

The Institut de France is a major place of knowledge and learning. Indeed, the Institut de France brings together five Academies, namely the Académie française, the Académie des inscriptions et belles-lettres, the Académie des sciences, the Académie des sciences morales et politiques and the Académie des beaux-arts.
It brings together eminent personalities from the nation's scientific, literary and artistic circles
The attraction for the Institut de France seems natural to me and probably comes from my ancestor Pierre Rayer, founder of the Biology Society, who was also Vice-President and President of the Academy of Sciences in 1851. He never stopped working and sharing his discoveries for the progress of humanity. He had written a thesis on the universality of science. I can only perpetuate, in my turn, this heritage by spreading knowledge in the field of culture at the Institut de France.

Question : By which way will you expose your discovery?

The exposition of the discovery «the knowledge and know-how of the universal process of creation » will be made by the way of a conference. I shall instruct my exhibition with the support of works of arts coming from different parts of the planet and mainly those realized by the sculptor Constantin Brancusi.
In fact, Constantin Brancusi’s works of arts are in the heart of this universality of creation. They concern all the History of Mankind and to contribute to their spread allows to unit people behind the common values which are : happiness, peace and reconciliation of nations. They are unique and that is why those works of arts are so priceless.

Question : So, the event will happen in Paris with the participation of Koweït and the United Arab Emirates, why such a choice ?

For the past twenty years, the Koweït and the United Arab Emirates have chosen the culture and its transmission. To diffuse art or to evocate culture is not enough; the point is to understand! Those States have taken the means to carry on big cultural projects to the benefit of their own populations but also of the world one. Why do not give them the keys in order for them to discover the keys of our cultural world patrimony?

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Yoga Gives Back Announces Annual Global Gala with Namaste Award Presentation to Nobel Peace Laureate Dr. Muhammad Yunus

YGB Global Gala 2021 honoring Dr. Muhammad Yunus

Dr. Yunus inspired the birth of YGB fourteen years ago with his philosophy and microcredit revolution. Today, we are funding nearly 550 mothers in India with our micro loan program. Our Sister Aid program continues to grow every year thanks to your support.

Many esteemed teachers supporting this event including Kino MacGregor, Elena Brower, and David Swensen and musicians Belinda Carlisle, Krishna Das, and Deva Premal and Mitten.

A DAY OF INSPIRATION, MINDFULNESS & YOGA Our Annual Global Gala is like no other, an exciting opportunity for all Yoga Gives Back (YGB) global supporters to come together to give back with a full day of inspiring programs led by YGB’s Global Ambassadors and supporters.

YGB Sister Aid: Today, we are funding nearly 550 mothers in India with our micro loan program and over 1400 children with education.

YGB Sister Aid: Today, we are funding nearly 550 mothers in India with our micro loan program and over 1400 children with education.

A day of inspiration, mindfulness, and yoga to raise funds to support more than 2400 women and children with Yoga Gives Back programs of empowerment in India

For the cost of one yoga class, you can change a life!”

— Kayoko Mitsumatsu, President and Founder Yoga Gives Back

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, October 24, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Los Angeles, CA – Yoga Gives Back (YGB) is pleased to announce its Annual Global Gala will be held virtually, worldwide on November 13, 2021. The YGB Annual Global Gala is an event like no other and provides a global, virtual community the opportunity to come together for a day of inspiration, mindfulness, and yoga to raise funds which support more than 2,400 women and children with YGB’s programs of empowerment in India.

The featured event of the YGB Annual Global Gala is the Live “Namaste Award Presentation” to Dr. Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Laureate. Dr. Yunus is considered both the father of micro credit and of social business. His work inspired the formation of YGB and its global mission 14 years ago.

Other signature events of the YGB Annual Global Gala include Yoga sessions by top global teachers Elena Brower, Kia Miller, and Kino MacGregor, among others; and several live original programs including a special conference “Power of Sound” with Grammy nominated artist Belinda Carlisle, who will be joined in the presentation by C.C. White, Dena Kingsberg and Nina Rao.

A live award presentation for the Ambassador of the Year honor will also be held, with awards being given to YGB Ambassadors Daphne Tse and Jocelyn Solomon.

This year’s event partners and sponsors are reflective of the long-standing dedication and commitment many companies and organizations have shown to the YGB mission. Top sponsors include Brightstar as Platinum Sponsor, Skell Inc. as Gold Sponsor, YOGAONE as Silver Sponsor, and Story Merchant, Yoga Works and more as Bronze Sponsor.

In-kind sponsors include @aroma, Liforme, Addictive Wellness, Maha Mala, Beautiful Sounds, Karma, The Root Board, Yoga Works, Jala, Kira Grace, and Asha Patel and many more are joining.

For those interested in attending the YGB Annual Gala Fundraiser, registration is free online. Additionally, sponsorship opportunities for the event are still available. For those interested in supporting the cause of Yoga Gives Back, please contact info@yogagivesback.org

For more information on Yoga Gives Back or the ANNUAL GLOBAL GALA, please visit the YGB website.

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"Operation Freedom of Choice" Comes to Rescue of Respected Battalion Chief Stephen Davis Terminated Over Vaccine Mandate

Battalion Chief Stephen Davis

Stephen Davis

Battalion Chief, Stephen Davis

"Operation Freedom of Choice" invites First Responders to join growing support groups for freedom of choice in every state.

ORANGE COUNTY, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES , October 23, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — On October 19, 2021, Orange County (FL) Fire Rescue Department's Battalion Chief Stephen Davis, Husband, father of two young children, an Army veteran, was fired less than one month after Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings stated that no firefighters would be terminated because of Orange County's vaccine mandate.

Chief Davis, with over 14 years of faithful service, was unjustly charged with multiple violations including "Insubordination" and "Failure to perform" for refusing to follow orders, that were unlawful, to reprimand employees whose names were listed on a spreadsheet, some of whom (by direct knowledge of Chief Davis) had received the vaccine as well as others who had filed for religious exemptions.

He respectfully and professionally advised his direct supervisor of these facts and errors, which in turn were improperly dismissed and disregarded. He was again ordered to proceed with issuing the unlawful discipline and rightfully refused to comply.

Chief Davis justifiably claimed "refusal to follow unlawful orders" as the reason for his actions. The orders he refused to follow have now, in fact, been determined "unlawful" by Orange County Fire Rescue themselves, showing they were indeed in violation, as he contested, of both state and federal law.

Shortly after Chief Davis received discipline himself for refusing to issue discipline to the listed employees, Fire Rescue Administration rescinded all employee reprimands previously issued and temporarily ordered their department battalion chiefs to cease issuing any further discipline pertaining to vaccinations. This was an obvious affirmation that Chief Davis' concerns and requests were completely valid.

As a result of Chief Davis refuting discipline of his personnel while accurately identifying these seriously problematic issues, he was not only disciplined and placed on administrative leave, within days, he was terminated for refusing to comply with these unlawful orders. "Orders" that also violated the terms of Impact bargaining, which were previously agreed upon and put into effect by the department and Union.

The Mayor, this county, and their Fire Department's negative response to a supervisor and battalion chief's well thought out appeal and request for clarification are to strip him of his career and ability to provide for his family.

This is honestly unconscionable. Quite conversely, it is our collective stance that in his actions, Battalion Chief Stephen Davis demonstrated admirable leadership and showed incredible courage by standing up for the rights of those employees, firefighters that he was entrusted to lead.

This moment will be the true measure of our brotherhood. We will not allow his courage to be silenced! This is the moment to show the people we work for as first responders, the community we've served across the state for decades and decades, the true definition of solidarity. We stand against this unjust termination- We Stand for Freedom of Choice- We stand with Chief Stephen Davis. Florida's Operation Freedom of Choice.

Below is the link to support Chief Davis, and all support is greatly appreciated https://givesendgo.com/G2B22?utm_source=sharelink&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_campaign =G2B22

Watch Fox News Coverage of this issue here:
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(Video) Davoud Rahmani: A Thug Representing Iran’s Misogynist Regime

October 23, 2021 - “Haj Davoud,” the notorious former head of Iran’s Ghezelhesar Prison, died. During his career as a prison guard, he tortured and killed thousands of Iranians, mainly women, in accordance with the misogynist ideology of Iran’s criminal regime.

(NCRI) & (PMOI / MEK Iran): “Haj Davoud,” the notorious former head of Iran’s Ghezelhesar Prison, died. During his career as a prison guard, he tortured and killed thousands of Iranians, mainly women, in accordance with the misogynist ideology of Iran’s criminal regime.

October 23, 2021 - As the head of Ghezelhesar Prison, Rahmani used many forms of torture to break political prisoners, primarily female supporters of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK). 

(NCRI) and (PMOI / MEK Iran): As the head of Ghezelhesar Prison, Rahmani used many forms of torture to break political prisoners, primarily female supporters of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK). 

October 23, 2021 - “The head of Ghezelhesar prison was a big fat man called ‘Haj Davoud.’ He was uneducated and was a real thug. They said he was a blacksmith or traded iron. Haj had brought his wife and three children to the prison and spent all his time

(NCRI)&(PMOI/MEK): “The head of Ghezelhesar prison was a big fat man called ‘Haj Davoud.’ He was uneducated and was a real thug. They said he was a blacksmith or traded iron. Haj had brought his wife and three children to the prison and spent all his time in the prison.

October 23, 2021 - “The head of Ghezelhesar prison was a big fat man called ‘Haj Davoud.’ He was uneducated and was a real thug. They said he was a blacksmith or traded iron. Haj had brought his wife and three children to the prison and spent all his time

(NCRI)&(PMOI/MEK): “The head of Ghezelhesar prison was a big fat man called ‘Haj Davoud.’ He was uneducated and was a real thug. They said he was a blacksmith or traded iron. Haj had brought his wife and three children to the prison and spent all his time in the prison.

October 23, 2021 - Another form of torture at the Residential Unit was psychological. For example, we had to curse ourselves in writing. We had to write insults against ourselves hundreds of times. Or we had to verbally insult ourselves,” Ms. Jaberi said.

(NCRI) and (PMOI / MEK Iran): Another form of torture at the Residential Unit was psychological. For example, we had to curse ourselves in writing. We had to write insults against ourselves hundreds of times. Or we had to verbally insult ourselves,” Ms. Jaberi said.

October 23, 2021 - They kept us standing face against the wall for three days without any rest. We became delirious, had lost our balance, and kept falling on the floor. On the third day, I went unconscious,” she said, adding, “The situation in the Reside

(NCRI) and (PMOI / MEK Iran): They kept us standing face against the wall for three days without any rest. We became delirious, had lost our balance, and kept falling on the floor. On the third day, I went unconscious,”.

October 23, 2021 - Maryam Rajavi at the 40th anniversary of the start of Iranian people’s nationwide resistance, Day of Martyrs and Political Prisoners- June 20, 2020 - Ashraf 3.

Maryam Rajavi at the 40th anniversary of the start of Iranian people’s nationwide resistance, Day of Martyrs and Political Prisoners- June 20, 2020 – Ashraf 3.

October 23, 2021 - Maryam Rajavi pays tribute to the endurance of the vanguard heroines of Ashraf in IWD ceremony - February 25, 2017.

Maryam Rajavi pays tribute to the endurance of the vanguard heroines of Ashraf in IWD ceremony – February 25, 2017.

 All around the room by putting boards at every 50 cm they had made numerous cages, about 80 or 90, and in each one of them someone was sitting facing the wall.

Ms. Azam Hajheydari also survived the cage. In her book, 'The Price of Staying Human,' she describes the horrific situation she endured in Ghezelhesar prison’s cage and how Rahmani tortured her.”

— NCRI

PARIS, FRANCE, October 23, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — On Wednesday, Davoud Rahmani, also known as “Haj Davoud,” the notorious former head of Iran’s Ghezelhesar Prison, died. During his career as a prison guard, he tortured and killed thousands of Iranians, mainly women, in accordance with the misogynist ideology of Iran’s criminal regime.

Haj Davoud was a blacksmith in southern Tehran. He was known in his neighborhood as a misogynist thug who tortured his sister. Rahmani soon joined Ruhollah Khomeini’s “club wielders,” harassing Iranians on the street and stifling any voice of dissent.

Thus, he rapidly rose through the regime’s ranks and became the deputy of Assadollah Lajavardi, Iran’s most brutal prison official and torturer in Evin prison. When Ghezelhesar prison was constructed in the early 1980s, Rahmani became its chief warden.

As the head of Ghezelhesar Prison, Rahmani used many forms of torture to break political prisoners, primarily female supporters of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK).  Rahmani invented two inhumane torture methods known as the “residential units” and “cages” to break women. Many survivors of these tortures have shared their horrific memories.

Ms. Homa Jaberi is one of these survivors. In her memoirs, she writes: “The head of Ghezelhesar prison was a big fat man called ‘Haj Davoud.’ He was uneducated and was a real thug. They said he was a blacksmith or traded iron. Haj had brought his wife and three children to the prison and spent all his time in the prison.

“It seemed that Haj Davoud did not care about the prisoners’ charges. He categorized them in his own way and tortured them accordingly. He was sensitive about those who had colored eyes or wore glasses,” Ms. Jaberi adds.

Ms. Jaberi is one of the survivors of the residential units. During an international conference on July 19, 2019, she recounted some heart-wrenching memories.

“They kept us standing face against the wall for three days without any rest. We became delirious, had lost our balance, and kept falling on the floor. On the third day, I went unconscious,” she said, adding, “The situation in the Residential Unit was that the torturers were always with us in the same room and all night long.

“We were blindfolded and facing the wall, all the time. I was there for 40 days, but some of my friends were kept there for six months, or even more than a year. There was absolute silence; no one was allowed to make any noise. We got severely tortured for coughing or sneezing. We were not even allowed to scream under torture. If anyone screamed or cried out, the torture would get worse,” she added.

Ms. Jaberi also said that “every command was accompanied by beating and lashes. The torturer used a heavy thick cable to whip. If he hit once, it meant that we could sleep for an hour after a few days.

“Another form of torture at the Residential Unit was psychological. For example, we had to curse ourselves in writing. We had to write insults against ourselves hundreds of times. Or we had to verbally insult ourselves,” Ms. Jaberi said.

“Haji told us you should hold on to the wall. He made us stand with open legs facing the walls. I saw him as he came back and kicked those facing the wall and hit their heads to the wall. He did so while laughing and saying didn’t I tell you to hold on to the wall?” Ms. Jaberi wrote.

Many inmates lost their sanity due to these tortures. According to Ms. Jaberi, “Farangis Mohammad Rahimi, Shekar Mohammadzadeh, Ashraf Fadaii, and Tahmineh Sotoudeh were among those in the Residential Unit who lost their sanity and were executed in the 1988 massacre.”

Rahmani’s other original torture, the “cage,” was built with two boards of approximately 160 x 60 cm and 70 cm in height.  Ms. Hengameh Hajhassan, a MEK member who survived this inhumane torture, detailed in her memoirs, “Face to Face with the Beast,” how Haj Davoud tortured them in cages and “coffins.” The following are some excerpts of her book:

After having been interrogated and tortured again in the disciplinary blocks at Evin, these prisoners were sent to the first unit of Ghezelhessar, nicknamed “the cages.”   Until then, everyone was ignorant of the existence of “the last judgment unit,” “the cages,” and the “residential units.”

Even in Ghezel, we didn’t know they existed. We only knew that there were places for punishment in the first unit and that men had been taken there, without any more details.

They took me to the right under the entrance door and left me in an empty room. I don’t know how long afterward they came to fetch me, and we went towards the corridor and the sub-units. At the entrance to the corridor, I must have gone into a room where a woman took me in hand. She made me sit down in a space between two upright boards 50 cm apart. It was hot and heavy, and it smelt like a bathroom. I still had the bandage over my eyes.

 All around the room, by putting boards at every 50 cm, they had made numerous cages, about 80 or 90, and in each one of them, someone was sitting facing the wall. I tried to recognize the bags so as to know who was there.

Every day, they relayed to us the deafening singing of Ahangaran and other singers and sprayed us with war propaganda. The loudspeakers poured out news of the regime’s total victory at the front, of “good over evil.” As to the “educational program,” we were fortunately forbidden to go to it, but it was retransmitted to us through loudspeakers so that “we shouldn’t lose a crumb of it.”

The worst was to suffer from insomnia. There had come a time when the flood of thoughts like “there’s no hope that this will ever finish” prevented me from sleeping in spite of my fatigue. Yet, I waited impatiently for the moment when I could lie down and sleep. Whichever way I turned, I still saw that dark, endless tunnel without an opening in front of me. And suddenly dawn came, and another day began. Heavens, how could I endure that day with all this fatigue?

Haji came every day to see if his system was working properly and to try to destroy us even more. “Nobody will come to your help,” he used to say sneeringly. “Your adored [MEK leader] Massoud isn’t there. Not unless you decide to turn into human beings.” In the torturer’s language, all words mean their opposite. “Deciding” meant “lowering your arms,” “turning into human beings” meant “turning into vultures, into spies, into traitors!”

Haji chose a few women from among us, took them outside, beat them black and blue, then asked them to recant. As to those on whom the spies had reported, he persecuted and tortured them right there in the cage. Sometimes, he came noiselessly and covered his victim with punches and kicks. One day, a violent noise rang out. At the same moment, we heard a stifled cry, then the sound of my neighbor’s head hitting the wall opposite her. Then we heard Haji spitting insults: “You still haven’t turned into a human being?!” he howled. But not a sound came from my neighbor any longer.

One day, I, too, was his prey. I suddenly felt a weight fall on my head, and I thought my neck was sinking into my ribcage. I felt dizzy, and my vision was fogged. Then I heard the groans of Haj Davoud being vituperative. He had surprised me by a blow on the head with his enormous fist.

I realized how cruel the enemy was and how much he hated us.

I felt that he wanted to crush me and make me inferior. And this feeling gave me a motive for resisting.

Ms. Azam Hajheydari also survived the cage. In her book, “The Price of Staying Human,” she describes the horrific situation she endured in Ghezelhesar prison’s cage and how Rahmani tortured her. She recalls Haj Davoud as saying, “It’s the day of the last judgment, either you come back to the right path, or you go to Hell.” Below are some excerpts of her book:

The cage section didn’t have the same structure as the others. Each part consisted of wide corridors with a vast room filled with perhaps two hundred ping-pong tables piled up to the ceiling. A year earlier, when we had been transferred from Evin to Ghezelhesar, they had first brought us into a room filled to the ceiling with ping-pong tables. We had joked about it with the girls, laughing: “Look! They’re going to make a games room for us! Nice!”

In the space between every two tables were the prisoners, crumpled up, their eyes perpetually bandaged. The cages were separated so that nobody could speak to anyone else. A traitress was on guard night and day over the length and breadth of the place, high and low, to check on the prisoners and make sure they didn’t speak to one another.

The first time they took us to make our ablutions and prayers, Haji Davoud was there. I knew that we had to remain with our eyes bandaged all the time and not move, but I asked Haji Davoud if I could have a Qur’an or a Nahj-ol-Balagheh.

All of a sudden, Haji’s oily laugh rang out: “You want the Qur’an and the Nahj-ol Balagheh? Here!” And he gave me what felt like a bludgeon strike on the head. “And now, what else do you want? Poor hypocrite! Go and think about your misfortune, as if you didn’t know where you’ve landed! Eh?”

I had elaborated a program according to which I knew at what time I had to sing, what I had to sing, and even what I had to think about. I realized that I was beginning to learn to use my brain and how to draw from it the things that were there and that I had forgotten.

In the cage, there was a law of complete silence. We had absolutely no right to speak. In case of need, we had to raise a hand and keep it in the air for as long as it took for the Pasdaran or the traitress to see it and choose the moment to come to us. And then the person approached and pressed their wretched mouth to the prisoner’s ear to say: “Speak softly!”

If we spoke the slightest bit too loudly, blows rained down, and the guards reported that we had tried to communicate with another prisoner. In that case, it was Haji Davoud and Ahmad who came over to beat us violently on the head. They hit the prisoner’s face and head against the wall with the aim, as they admitted loud and clear, of bringing her to death’s door in order to cure her of the slightest wish to ask for anything. Before a meal was distributed, the guards gave me a blow on the head. That meant “eat.” However, most of the time, I was deprived of meals.

Haj Davoud, the torturer, went on with a ringing, oily laugh: “We’ll keep you here till you die. I’ll make you hope to leave here with the title of tortured Mojahedin. I shan’t let you become a heroine! I’m the champion, and I’m the one who’ll make the hypocrites bend.”

One day when the pain was drowning me, I was taken to the guards’ room and forced to stay standing for half a day. Then Haji Davoud came and shouted at me: “Come on, we’ll talk. You defend your ideas, and I’ll defend the imam. We’ll see which of us will convince the other.” Almost as soon as he had finished his sentence, I fell to the ground, being unable to stand any longer.

Some torturers and interrogators who were questioning prisoners came towards me: “You see how you’re dying, you wretch? You can’t even manage to stand up. How do you expect to resist or struggle? Who are you struggling for? Who do you want to die for? Think of yourself and your family for a bit! Look what you’ve done to yourself!” While that torturer was shouting his “advice” at me, I watched our martyrs, my companions in the struggle, filing past.

Thinking of them, I recovered some strength. I rose and held on firmly to the wall so as not to fall again. Noticing my gesture, Haji Davoud, very angrily, shouted to his men: “Leave her! Leave her standing so that she’ll die! But in fact, she’s a nice girl, don’t bother her too much!” It was like a coded message among them. From then on, every time a torturer came up to me to assault me sexually, he would say to me: “But you’re still the same nice girl!” Powerless, no longer able to react as before to those ignoble acts, I was often seized with convulsions. As they didn’t manage to make a Mojahedin woman break down, they had recourse to that bestial weapon.

An endless struggle 

The aforementioned shocking prison memoirs are just a part of an ongoing struggle between two forces in Iran. On the one hand, we have the misogynist mullahs’ regime that goes beyond cruelty and is clearly inhumane. This regime, represented by thugs like Davoud Rahmani, leaves no boundary in harassing and assaulting prisoners, mainly women.

On the other hand, we see a democratic force that sacrifices everything for humanity and human values, and freedom of people. We see resistant MEK women who overcame fear, torture, sexual harassment, and other forms of torture. Many of them were eventually executed, but they defeated the beast by clinging to their ideals and resisting until their last breaths.

Davoud Rahmani died on Wednesday. He, among other regime criminal officials, and the regime as a whole will be remembered as criminals and advocates for an inhumane ideology that, in the name of Islam, committed the most horrific and brutal crimes against Muslims and non-Muslims alike. But on the other hand, the MEK, as a genuine Muslim organization with heroes and heroines like Azam, Homa, Hengameh, and those who gave their lives for freedom would always be remembered for their sacrifice and commitments for human values and their love for people and their freedom. They have become the source of inspiration for Iranian women, who have been playing a major role in Iran’s major uprisings in recent years.

The rise of women’s leadership in the MEK

Despite the mullahs’ regime's ruthless repression of women, many Iranian women joined the MEK in the last four decades to continue the struggle for freedom. In fact, women have played a leading role in the struggle of the Iranian Resistance for freedom and equality.

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Iran’s 1988 Massacre: Testimony by MEK witness Hengameh Haji Hassan, Ashraf 3, Albania, 15 July 2019


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Utah, Georgia Nonprofit Releases Online Healing Resources for Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse

After 14 months in the making, The Younique Foundation has launched a series of free online healing resources for survivors of child sexual abuse.

All the resources are based on fundamental principles presented in ongoing trauma research. They help survivors understand what they are going through is similar to what others are experiencing.”

— Kolene Anderson, Education Manager

LEHI, UTAH, UNITETATESD S, October 22, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — After 14 months in the making, and 72,000 words later, The Younique Foundation launched an in-depth series of new online healing resources today free for survivors of child sexual abuse.

The resources, which can be accessed for free at youniquefoundation.org, were conceptualized by the Foundation’s Education Team beginning in August 2020. “We wanted our online resources to align with our retreat materials and reinforce what survivors had learned at retreat,” said Kolene Anderson, Education Manager for The Younique Foundation.

“We knew it was important to provide a clear learning path, whether survivors had attended our retreat or not,” Anderson said. “These resources meet survivors wherever they are in their healing journey.”

Anderson emphasized that the resources are all research-based and have gone through an in-depth review by the Foundation’s clinical staff and Chief Program Officer Betsy Kanarowski.

The new online resources provide valuable education on the effects of abuse, ways in which those effects commonly manifest in the lives of adult survivors, and offer practical tools and strategies they can use to reduce or manage them. One important feature of these resources is the detailed information they include on the most common symptoms survivors experience, and explanations of why those symptoms are linked to child sexual abuse. These symptoms include: challenges with sleep, depression, triggers, panic attacks, anxiety, chronic physical pain, difficulties in relationships, intrusive flashbacks, struggles with the body, addiction, unhealthy behaviors, sexual intimacy issues, communication issues, dissociation, loneliness, and emotional numbness.

In addition to covering common symptoms, the new resources explains how child sexual abuse can have significant long-term impacts on a survivor’s life — specifically with regards to how trauma affects the brain and the body, and how feelings of shame can shape a survivor’s personal narrative.
Each resource directly points readers to a wide variety of tools and strategies to help survivors manage or reduce the effects of their trauma, she said. These healing practices include: self-compassion, grounding techniques, building a support network, paced breathing, physical movement, progressive muscle relaxation, practicing boundaries, being mindful of one’s emotions, guided meditation, assertive communication, increased sleep hygiene, sexual health, yoga, Muay Thai, creative expression, developing aspirational thinking, creating intentional behaviors, navigating relationships, crisis management, challenging cognitive distortions, nutrition, and more.

“All the resources are based on fundamental principles presenting in ongoing trauma research. They help a survivor understand that what they are going through is similar to what many others are experiencing,” Anderson said. “Each resource makes a clear connection between the impact of trauma on day-to-day life and how survivors can manage those impacts. Our objective in all our content is to inspire survivors that healing is possible through education, self-compassion, and action. We have drawn upon both researched best practices, and feedback from the many survivors we have worked with over the years.”

Survivors are invited to explore the website often as they will find new insights and make new connections relating to their personal healing journey each time they revisit.

The resources can be found on The Younique Foundation website here.

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1 in 4 women is a survivor of child sexual abuse


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Rent A Trans Is Making It Easy For Companies To Add Diversity In Their Organization

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Rent a Trans - Engaging Minorities. Maximizing Diversity.

Rent a Trans – Engaging Minorities. Maximizing Diversity.

Rent a Trans is providing vetted LGBTQ candidates to help companies become more diverse and compliant with California’s updated LGBTQ hiring policy.

At Rent a Trans we are striving to engage minorities to maximize diversity in any organization.”

— Fast Sopo (Lead Recruiter)

CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, October 22, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — California's new LGBTQ hiring law has updated its policy, and the companies now need to change the recruitment practices to add diversity to the organization. Rent a Trans has come ahead to safeguard companies' tender submissions, grants, scholarships by providing them qualified, vetted LGBTQ candidates who will be available to work on an hourly basis or even on contract.

Rent a Trans is a platform, helping companies to have diverse hiring in their organization while staying within the bounds of the new diversity quotas. While being very economical, Rent a Trans has a highly qualified and vetted pool of LGBTQ candidates. The candidates are not only local but are also available for remote hiring. While having a smooth and fast renting process, many also believe that Rent a Trans helps companies keep hiring decisions and management control.

On talking to the media, the company owner said, "We give you back the freedom to make your own hiring decisions."

Rent a Trans platform works both for the company as well as the job seeker. To rent a minority, use their 3-step formula; Pick a Minority, agree on mutual terms and conditions and collaborate. For job seekers, all one needs to do is register themselves, and their experts will start placing them for different interviews.

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Rent a Trans is a platform for businesses to secure their eligibility for government tender submissions, board representation, or grants and scholarships. One can do this by selecting qualified LGBTQ people from our validated database willing to complete hourly contracts or permanent jobs inside your firm. We offer a large pool of vetted and confirmed people that a company may recruit to future-proof itself. It was founded to benefit both the company and the community, resulting in a solution where everyone benefits. To get started, we offer a straightforward process and a meager cost. You can learn more at their website https://rentatrans.co.

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Dr. James O. Rodgers to be the Director of the Executive Academy for the Information Technology Senior Management Forum

James O. Rodgers Ph.D., FIMC

Dr. James O. Rodgers is a world-renown diversity coach.

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, October 22, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Dr. James O. Rodgers has accepted the position of Director of the Executive Academy for the Information Technology Senior Management Forum (ITSMF). In this role, Rodgers will design and deliver a learning experience for executives of color to prepare them for higher level (C-Suite) roles in their companies. This role draws on Rodgers' experience as a high-end executive coach and his former role as a director of the corporate university at BellSouth. The early buzz has been overwhelmingly positive for the executives who report learning details they never expected as part of the senior leadership role.

Dr. Rodgers said he plans to continue in this role for many years to come because it satisfies his personal purpose and calling. “I describe myself as an engineer, a business analyst, a research scholar, and a spiritual teacher," states Rodgers. "All I ever wanted to do was help others achieve beyond their own expectations.” He has adopted a motto for the Executive Academy – Building Leaders of Color for a Changing World. Rodgers observed in his recent article, “Why Are there so few Black CEOs”, that a lack of understanding about the rules of the game is the biggest barrier for executives of color to move into the highest roles in corporate America. He hopes to fill that void.

Dr. Rodgers is known professionally as The Diversity Coach. He is recognized nationally and internationally as a thought leader in the field of diversity management and the leading strategist in the field.

ITSMF is the leading association for technology executives of color. It conducts university-level executive development through its three academies, Emerge Academy for women of color, Management Academy for early career executives, and the Executive Academy for seasoned executives with aspirations for the highest levels of leadership.

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James O. Rodgers Ph.D., FIMC

Dr. James O. Rodgers was recently elected to be a Fellow of the Institute of Management Consultants (IMC-USA). The Fellow of the Institute is the highest honor awarded in the management consulting profession. Jim has been called a “keen observer of business from many perspectives” and is acknowledged by his colleagues as the leading strategist in the field of diversity management. Jim is the author of the groundbreaking book Managing Differently: Getting 100% from 100% of your people 100% of the time which changed the conversation about diversity and has been adopted as source material for a number of major MBA programs including Kellogg School of Management. His second book, Epiphany: Finding Truth without Losing Faith is designed to change the conversation about religious diversity.

James is an engineer (a B.S.E.E. in Electrical Engineering from Howard University), a business strategist (an M.B.A. in Management from the University of Alabama at Birmingham), and a scholar (Ph.D. in Management from Walden University). He was a Guest Facilitator for Georgia State University’s Leadership and Strategy M.B.A. course, and designed and presented Executive Management courses at Cornell University and Kellogg School of Management. James has provided advice and counsel to over 200 companies including industry giants such as IBM, Coca-Cola, Johnson & Johnson, the Southern Company, AT&T, Thyssen Krupp Elevator and the NNSA. He is the thought leader for the concept of diversity management as a key business strategy, which he calls Deliberate Diversity™. Jim has become the leading resource for leaders who want to use diversity to achieve better business results. He teaches business owners and executive teams how to create tangible results with diverse teams by effectively managing people and valuing differences.

Jim is known as a masterful facilitator of difficult conversations, an extraordinary coach, a seasoned speaker, and a prolific writer. He is also a spiritual teacher and a serial non-profit leader. He has chaired half dozen major non-profits like Habitat for Humanity and served as Vice-Chair of the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. He is currently a principal driver of the literacy movement in Georgia (Literacy for All).

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Agents of Change author Amjad Noorani frames solutions he believes will repair Pakistan’s broken education system

Amjad Noorani, author education activist, director of TCF

Amjad Noorani, TCF Director and author of Agents of Change (Oxford University Press)

TCF pupils back to school with their books

Pupils at a TCF school

TCF International Day of the Girl Child United Nations

TCF schools focus on gender parity

Pakistan's education challenges discussed in a webinar co-hosted by the UC Berkeley Pakistan Initiative with the Stanford Graduate School of Education

The solutions must begin with compassion for the poor, more schools, better quality schools, better teaching standards, better management, and certainly better curriculum and content.”

— Amjad Noorani, Author, Agents of Change (Oxford University Press, 2021)

BERKELEY, CA, UNITED STATES, October 22, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — In a live webinar co-hosted by the University of California Berkeley and Stanford University, author and TCF-USA Director Amjad Noorani discussed his bold suggestions for sweeping reforms for education in Pakistan and the key role The Citizens Foundation is playing in providing gender parity in the classroom for girls and boys. Here’s the recording of the webinar.

Noorani underpinned his remarks with his contention that the solutions for Pakistan’s educational challenges must be applied with compassion for the needy and poor underprivileged communities that have largely been deprived of quality education.

“Probably the biggest challenge will be changing and maintaining a good curriculum or content of education. As we speak, Pakistan is going through a shift in its curriculum priorities,” he said. “I feel the solutions must begin with compassion for the poor, more schools, better quality schools, better teaching standards, better management, and certainly better curriculum and content of teaching for better learning outcomes.

“Unless we have a sound K-12 education system, we cannot feed into a good university college system, and we will be struggling to develop an educated, balanced and competitive workforce. So, it's a no-brainer to say that education really leads economic development.”

Talking on October 19 at the virtual event organized by the UC Berkeley Pakistan Initiative with the Stanford Graduate School of Education, Noorani made several recommendations he believes are key to transforming the education landscape in Pakistan. They include creating:

• A national registry listing the number of schools, where they are, and the numbers of pupils.
• A rating system to grade the content and quality of education they deliver.
• A quality improvement program providing schools with support for better teacher training, aids to supplement the curriculum, and other measures.
• A system for credentialing teachers with a mandatory 4-year degree and specialized training on subjects such as math, science, languages, and technology.

“Overall, there has to be a better management system and I strongly believe it has to be led by public demand. It will not be given to the people and to the system by the bureaucracy. It has not happened in 70 plus years, and it probably will not happen unless there's a strong demand,” added Mr. Noorani, author of Agents of Change: The Problematic Landscape of Pakistan’s K-12 Education and the People Leading the Change (Oxford University Press).

The author and education reforms activist singled out The Citizens Foundation (TCF), a non-profit which runs 1,687 low-cost but quality private schools in the country’s poorest urban and rural communities for illustrating with evidence that poor families do want their children, girls as well as boys, to receive a quality education.

While nationally there is a higher drop-out rate among girls, especially in secondary schools, he said TCF schools address the problem by having an all-female faculty of 13,000 teachers.

“You can imagine that as a conservative parent, I would be more comfortable sending my daughter to school if all the teachers were women; it adds to their comfort level for safety and the communication between the mother and the teacher further cements that relationship between the school and the family,” he said.

“Even though there is a slight drop off in the girls’ retention rate in secondary schools, it is not as great as we see in the public schools or the low-cost public schools,” he added.

Asked about the influence of colonization and the importance of a first language, Mr. Noorani said he believes it is important for children to learn English, but he insists the focus in early education should be the child’s mother tongue. “We should adopt that as a policy,” he said. “Yes, it has its challenges. Yes, it will require many different languages to be accommodated, but it's important that it becomes the foundation of education. After the first three years in school, the child can be taught other languages, as a language.

“Colonial influences linger for a long time, and it's been long enough. I think it's time to shed that cloak that English is a superior language. All languages are equal. English is important, but regional languages in Pakistan need to be promoted as essential languages,” he added.

While organizations like TCF have done much to improve education for underprivileged girls and boys in rural locations as well as in the cities, Noorani believes it is time for interested parties to group together to make real changes and has voiced a call to action in his book.

“I believe a lot has been done for education reform,” he told the webinar. “There are some very good agencies and institutions that have done some baseline work and made some recommendations. The unfortunate thing is that it has not been a cohesive effort based on a plan for reforms. Any attempts that have been made in the past have been piecemeal. Going forward, it needs to be a cohesive plan done through a common voice and a coalition of civic society groups, and influential people who can influence policymakers.

“The demand has to come from the educated, from the affluent, from the influential. And it must be based on compassion and the needs of the poor. That's where the problem is. We have sorely lacked that compassion, and we have let that disparity grow both socially and economically. That is not good for the country.”

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Amjad Noorani | Agents of Change: Pakistan’s K-12 Education & the People Leading the Change


Source: EIN Presswire