How Long Beach solved their homeless problem, and saved millions in the process

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Homelessness Count Comparison Between Los Angeles County & City of Long Beach.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, October 21, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — The City of Long Beach was able to accomplish what few of their neighboring cities have, reduce homelessness to less than 2% or as Mayor Garcia calls it, “Functional Zero,” all the while saving millions of dollars in the process. Long Beach, California is a case study on how cities throughout the nation can address homelessness.

Long Beach was able to accomplish a feat that has proven difficult for many of the 88 cities in the County of Los Angeles, drastically reducing homelessness at a limited cost. They were able to accomplish this, in part, by implementing three policies and practices, that combined kept homelessness from increasing in the City.

The first was by selling Community Redevelopment Agency land, originally intended for affordable housing, to supplement the General Budget which could use the funds for higher need purposes.

The second was through the utilization of their own HUD Homeless Count Team, while most of the County of Los Angeles uses one agency to perform their homeless count and is open to all who desire to volunteer. The City of Long Beach created their own HUD Homeless Count Team that allows them to be more precise when counting individuals experiencing homelessness. In addition, they created an application and filtering process to ensure only qualified candidates are selected to perform the count annually. In addition, giving them control over the data and enabling them to report the information quicker to the public.

Lastly, they utilized their existing shelter's capacity and delayed, deterred, and blocked new programs and services from opening while creating zoning and land use restrictions. Instead, the city utilized a policy and practice of referring individuals and families experiencing homelessness to neighboring cities.

With these policies and practices combined they were able to decrease homelessness in the 2nd largest city in the County of Los Angeles for years until 2019 which saw a slight increase of less than 2%, or “Functional Zero.” And, while the rest of the County of Los Angeles saw double digit increase of 10% – 22% in homelessness throughout the 88 cities, Long Beach saw a decline until 2019. In 2019, there was a 1.6% increase for the first time in half a decade.

The politics of housing and homelessness are difficult, especially for aspiring elected officials. Cities throughout America can avoid this difficulty, politicians can avoid the tough choices of expanding social safety net programs, and save millions by following Long Beach’s example.

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Stonewall National Museum & Archives Opens Mis-Information Exhibition

Stonewall National Museum & Archives

True and not-so-true early information about AIDS

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, October 21, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Stonewall National Museum & Archives (SNMA) is pleased to announce the opening of Mis-Information – True and not-so-true early information about AIDS on October 21, 2021, from 6:30-8pm in the Charles Ross Gallery. The free opening will include a curatorial talk by SNMA Executive Director, Hunter O’Hanian.

As we cope with another wave of Covid-19 cases, especially here in Florida and the American Southeast, focus has been redirected to what we know and don’t know about the prevention of treatment of a viral pandemic. Everyone is aware of the misinformation relating to Covid circulating on social media and the press.

However, the early days of the AIDS pandemic were not very different. While the medical community made some developments, myths were rampant about the cause, transmission, and treatment of the disease. Concerns were raised about AIDS originating from prior vaccines or nefarious motives from the “medical establishment” or governmental leaders. Baseless claims were made about purported treatments and cures.

“In this exhibition,” says SNMA Executive Director, “we go back to the 1980s and 1990s when HIV/AIDS was first brought to the public’s attention and examine the facts and falsehoods which shaped culture’s ideas about who was at risk for AIDS, as well as its prevention, and treatment. We drew on our collection of early AIDS books. They form a collection removed from our public library because they contain factual errors, which we would not want to get in the hands of someone seeking accurate information about AIDS and its impact. We also look at how some of these rumors were spread through the gay press. We are hopeful that as people look at how mis-information was spread then, they might make better choices today with regard to the spread and treatment of Covid.”

The exhibition may be viewed in-person starting Friday, October 22, 2021, from Monday-Friday, 11am-5 pm, and Saturdays from 11am – 3pm. Normal safety guidelines (social distancing, masks, temperature checks) will be in effect. Attendees will be limited to 75 visitors at a time.

Stonewall National Museum & Archives is located at 1300 East Sunrise Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304. Free parking is available. For those who wish to see the exhibition from their homes, a virtual version of the exhibition and the curatorial talk will be available at stonewall-museum.org.

Support for exhibitions at Stonewall National Museum & Archives is generously provided by the Broward County Cultural Council, The Department of Florida Cultural Affairs, Funding Arts Broward, Visit Lauderdale, and Visit Florida.

About Stonewall National Museum & Archives

Stonewall National Museum & Archives promotes understanding through collecting, preserving and sharing the proud culture of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people of all stories, and their significant role in American society. SNMA currently presents a robust schedule of exhibitions and virtual programs. Visit stonewall-museum.org. Find SNMA on Facebook: stonewall-museum and on Instagram: @stonewallarchive.

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(Video) MEK Supporters Called for Prosecution of Iran’s Regime Officials Involved in the 1988 Massacre

October 21, 2021 - Stockholm’s District Court convened for the thirty-second session of the trial of Hamid Noury, an Iranian prison official charged with torturing inmates in the Gohardasht prison (Karaj) and taking part in the 1988 massacre of thousands

(NCRI) and (PMOI / MEK Iran): Stockholm’s District Court convened for the thirty-second session of the trial of Hamid Noury, an Iranian prison official charged with torturing inmates in the Gohardasht prison (Karaj) and taking part in the 1988 massacre.

October 21, 2021 - Ali Zolfaghari, a former political prisoner and a supporter of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) testified before the court. Zolfaghari was arrested by Iranian security forces in November 1981 at the age of 17 for s

(NCRI) and (PMOI / MEK Iran): Ali Zolfaghari, a former political prisoner and a supporter of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) testified before the court. Zolfaghari was arrested by Iranian security forces in November 1981 at the age of 17.

October 21, 2021 - Iranian expats in Sweden hold a large protest rally, calling for justice for the victims of the 1988 massacre. Noury was apprehended by Swedish authorities during a trip to the country.

(NCRI) and (PMOI / MEK Iran): Iranian expats in Sweden hold a large protest rally, calling for justice for the victims of the 1988 massacre. Noury was apprehended by Swedish authorities during a trip to the country.

October 21, 2021 - The Trial of the Executioner Hamid Noury, the Testimony of Mr. Zolfaghari, a Plaintiff in the Case and Witness to the 1988 Massacre and MEK Supporters Rally in Stockholm — Wednesday, October 20, 2021

(NCRI) and (PMOI / MEK Iran): The Trial of the Executioner Hamid Noury, the Testimony of Mr. Zolfaghari, a Plaintiff in the Case and Witness to the 1988 Massacre and MEK Supporters Rally in Stockholm — Wednesday, October 20, 2021.

October 21, 2021 - MEK supporters chanted slogans against the mullahs’ regime and delivered speeches. They called for the prosecution of the regime’s leaders, especially Ali Khamenei, mass murderer Ebrahim Raisi, and Judiciary Chief Gholam-Hossein Ejei fo

(NCRI) & (PMOI/MEK): MEK supporters chanted slogans against the mullahs’ regime and delivered speeches. They called for the prosecution of the regime’s leaders, especially Khamenei, mass murderer Raisi, and Judiciary Chief Ejei for genocide and crimes against humanity.

October 21, 2021 - in front of the court of the executioner Hamid Noury, the opening reading of the rally was read by Ms. Sima Mirzaei from the family of the 1988 massacre victims. Fourteen members of Ms. Mirzaei family were executed by the mullahs’ regim

(NCRI) and (PMOI / MEK Iran): in front of the court of the executioner Hamid Noury, the opening reading of the rally was read by Ms. Sima Mirzaei from the family of the 1988 massacre victims. Fourteen members of Ms. Mirzaei family were executed by the mullahs’ regime.

October 21, 2021 - For more than two months, the tireless presence of freedom-loving Iranians, supporters of the Iranian resistance in cold and rainy weather, in front of the court, shows the determination of the Iranian people to seeking justice for mart

(NCRI) and (PMOI/MEK): For more than two months, the tireless presence of freedom-loving Iranians, supporters of the MEK in cold and rainy weather, in front of the court, shows the determination of the Iranian people to seeking justice for martyrs of the 1988 massacre.

October 21, 2021 - MEK Supporters Rally in Front of Stockholm Court, Commemorating Sir David Amess. During a rally in front of the Stockholm court, Iranians, MEK supporters commemorated the memory of the British MP, Sir David Amess.

(NCRI) and (PMOI / MEK Iran): MEK Supporters Rally in Front of Stockholm Court, Commemorating Sir David Amess. During a rally in front of the Stockholm court, Iranians, MEK supporters commemorated the memory of the British MP, Sir David Amess.

“The prison guards used different excuses to pass us between them like a soccer ball and beat us. They wanted us to swear at opposition leader Massoud Rajavi,”.

The 1988 massacre has been described as a war crime and crime against humanity. Legal experts also recognize it as a “genocide” and should be addressed by international tribunals.”

— Geoffrey Robertson

PARIS, FRANCE, October 21, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — On Wednesday, Stockholm’s District Court convened for the thirty-second session of the trial of Hamid Noury, an Iranian prison official charged with torturing inmates in the Gohardasht prison (Karaj) and taking part in the 1988 massacre of thousands of political prisoners. Noury was apprehended by Swedish authorities during a trip to the country. Noury is now standing trial in a court where many of his victims are giving harrowing testimonies of how he and other regime officials brutally tortured prisoners.

On Wednesday’s session, Ali Zolfaghari, a former political prisoner and a supporter of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) testified before the court. Zolfaghari was arrested by Iranian security forces in November 1981 at the age of 17 for selling copies of Mojahed, the MEK’s newspaper. He spent 12 years in Evin, Gohardasht, and various prisons in Iran’s northern provinces, where he experienced and witnessed atrocities by the Iranian regime.

In his testimony, Zolfaghari said that on July 30, 1988, he saw Noury and several other prison guards in Gohardasht carrying hanging ropes in a wheelbarrow to a large silo. “On the same day, several prisoners who had been transferred from Mashhad to Gohardasht were taken to the prison’s yard by the guards. These were prisoners who were openly supporting the MEK and were well known among other prisoners. From the window, we saw them perform wudu [ritual washing before prayers], and then they were taken away by the guards,” he said.

Around that time, the regime had started the mass execution of political prisoners across Iran, and even that has become known as the “1988 massacre.” During the 1988 massacre, the regime carried out the swift and brutal execution of more than 30,000 political prisoners across Iran, mostly MEK members and supporters. The purge was directly ordered by regime supreme leaders Ruhollah Khomeini in an edict that explicitly stated that anyone supporting the MEK is an enemy of God and deserves to be executed.

Zolfaghari said that most Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) members in the prison, even those who were working in the workshops, kitchens, and construction, were involved in the executions. “Khomeini had ordered everyone to participate in the killing so that no one can say ‘It wasn’t me,’” he said.

“On August 1, Hamid Abbasi [Noury] took me from the death corridor to the death commission’s room and handed me to Nasserian. There, I met [Hossein-Ali] Nayyeri, [Ebrahim] Raisi, Prisons Organization Chief [Esmail] Shushtari, and [Mostafa] Pourmohammadi, the representative of the Ministry of Intelligence and Security,” Zolfaghari said.

The “Death Commission” was the group of regime officials who carried out Khomeini’s fatwa. They summoned political prisoners and held minutes-long trials. Any prisoner who did not disavow their support for the MEK was immediately sent to the gallows. One of the key members of the death commission was Ebrahim Raisi, who is now the regime’s president, and Mostafa Pourmohammadi, the former justice minister. The “Death Corridor” was the name of the corridor where the prisoners waited for their turn to meet the death commission. The "death hall" was the large room where prisoners were hanged in groups while others were forced to watch them until their turn came. Very few people went into the death hall and came back to tell the story. Those who did have given horrific accounts of how the regime humiliated and tortured prisoners even in the last minutes of their lives.

“In the death hall, Nasserian gleefully said that today is the Ashura of the MEK,” Zolfaghari said, referring to the historic event Ashura in which Imam Hossein, the grandson of the Prophet Mohammad, was brutally murdered along with all his followers in the deserts of Karbala, Iraq. “They wanted to massacre everyone and they were happy about it,” Zolfaghari said. “That day, the names of prisoners were read several times and they were taken to the death hall. Those days, the IRGC guards were celebrating the execution of MEK members and supporters and were handing out sweets.”

Zolfaghari named some of his friends who were executed on that day and the next.

“The second time that we were taken to the death corridor, it was very crowded. All the prisoners were brought to be judged by the death commission,” Zolfaghari said. “From my communications with other prisoners, it had become clear to me that a massacre was happening and all of Gohardasht prison was involved and they wanted to settle scores. They had been threatening us about it for years. They said they wouldn’t let anyone leave the prison alive. And they had started to classify prisoners for this purpose months and years in advance.”

While he waited in the death corridor, Zolfaghari had another encounter with Noury.

“In the death corridor, I was sitting next to MEK supporter Behruz Shahi Moghani, who was one of the very resistant prisoners. He said, ‘They are carrying out executions. I went to the death commission and defended the MEK and their ideals. I don’t care what happens,’” he said. “Then he started chanting the Iran Zamin anthem, which was indicative of his resolve. At that moment, Hamid Abbasi [Noury] arrived and kicked him hard, swore at him, and took him away. I never saw Behruz again.”

Zolfaghari said that he personally saw trucks that were brought to the prison to take away the dead bodies of the executed prisoners. “I could hear the sounds of bodies hitting the car’s floor,” he said.

After meeting with the death commission, Zolfaghari was kept in solitary confinement for one month, where he was tortured by the prison guards.

“The prison guards used different excuses to pass us between them like a soccer ball and beat us. They wanted us to swear at [Iranian opposition leader] Massoud Rajavi,” he said.

While the court proceeded, a large group of Iranians resumed their protest rally in front of the court, calling for the prosecution of senior regime officials, including Raisi and supreme leader Ali Khamenei. Many of the protesters were family members of the thousands of dissidents murdered or executed by the regime.

The 1988 massacre has been described as a war crime and crime against humanity. Legal experts also recognize it as a “genocide” and should be addressed by international tribunals.

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An Open Letter to the House of Lords from a Canadian Physician & Author: Assisted Dying Destroys Hope and Life

Assisted dying destroys hope and leads people to giving up on life.

Physicians are not God. When doctors give a patient a diagnosis, we can be wrong. In fact, errors in diagnosis for severe, life-threatening conditions may be as high as twenty percent.”

— Dr. Paul Saba

MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA, October 21, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — This is an open letter to the House of Lords from Dr. Paul Saba, a Canadian family physician and author of "Made to Live" madetolive.com:
"As the United Kingdom House of Lords debates the legalization of assisted dying, as a family physician from Montreal, Canada, I want to warn the British not to go down this wrong and dangerous road.

When Canada legalized assisted dying in 2016, it was supposed to be for only a “few” terminal illness patients with only days to live. At the end of 2020, over 21,500 Canadians had their lives ended by physician assisted dying. Since March of this year, the law has been further expanded to those with disabilities with years to live and in less than two years those with mental illness will be eligible for assisted dying.

As a doctor, I know just how dangerous it is when killing patients becomes part of the healthcare system. Physicians are not God. When doctors give a patient a diagnosis, we can be wrong. In fact, errors in diagnosis for severe, life-threatening conditions may be as high as twenty percent.

Recently, my patient Jim (pseudonym) came to me with a cough thinking he had a cold. I ordered a chest x-ray. According to the radiologist’s report of the chest film, Jim appeared to have lung cancer. I sat down with Jim and said: “We need to do a scan right away. We need to get you to see a specialist. We need to do a bronchoscopy….”
Jim responded: “Dr. Saba, I know you’re against assisted suicide, but you know what? I don’t necessarily agree with you. If I’m going to die, if my time is up….” I replied, “No, no. You have to go through the process because this is only a preliminary diagnosis. Even if it is lung cancer, it is treatable today. There are new treatments. It may not even be lung cancer.” I spoke to the radiologist who performed the lung scan, who said, “We’re not sure what it is. It appears to be lung cancer but it may be a lymphoma, which would be highly treatable.”

Jim is an intelligent, well-informed man, an engineer, who thought he had a cold, then was told he might have cancer. He could have resigned himself to a medically assisted death before he even knew what we were dealing with, since Canada’s law allows a person to not undergo all investigations necessary to confirm the diagnosis. He could have given up hope while the situation was still filled with hope. The power to move people to give up is one of the dangerous and misleading aspects of medically assisted dying. However, I was able to get his attention and persuade him that the situation was hopeful and that he should get more tests and undergo treatment. In the end, he called me in the summer of 2019 to thank me because there was no further evidence of disease which is still the case today. He had finally been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, which is a condition that is highly curable with proper medical treatment.

A recent Canadian study found that close to a third of patients with a diagnosis of “lung cancer” who died by assisted suicide did not have a biopsy-proven diagnosis of lung cancer. Moreover, they were less likely to consult with radiation or medical oncologist and less likely to undergo effective treatments. This is what happens when the door is opened to assisted dying. Jim could have been another assisted dying fatality. I am a doctor, who believes medicine must be grounded in solid science, in what research and experience teach us about how the body works and heals.

However, hope is one of the most powerful forces for good medical care. When I say hope is a powerful force for health, I mean that hope counsels us to patience, to seeing processes through, and to regarding every step as part of the great gift of being made for life. Assisted dying destroys that hope and leads people to giving up on life."

Dr. Paul Saba
Coalition of Physicians for Social Justice
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New Academy Committed to Restoring Public Trust in Law Enforcement

A new set of trainings seeks to ignite cultural change in today’s law enforcement agencies.

MEDFORD, OR, UNITED STATES, October 21, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Spearheaded by Colonel Jeffrey Crapo (U.S. Army, Retired) and Gregory A. Costanzo (MA, Western Oregon University), ETHOS Academy is a three-pronged ethics and leadership series designed to meet the unique ethical challenges of 21st century policing.

Initially begun as an in-person workshop led by the ETHOS Consulting Team, ETHOS trained hundreds of officers up and down the West Coast before being presented with the challenge faced by every organization in 2020 – how to pivot their operation with the outbreak of COVID-19.

In response to a growing need for online curriculum, the ETHOS team transitioned to offering their courses fully online as well as in-person, so that officers could complete their training on the go.

Whether completed online or in-person, ETHOS courses empower officers to discern the best course of action in emotionally charged scenarios, utilizing video lessons, training drills, and workbooks, with the option of scheduling an in-person training workshop led by the ETHOS consulting team.

“It’s opened my eyes to what leadership is truly about,” said Deputy Chief Justin Ivens of the Medford Police Department. “I think a lot of people are born as natural leaders, but I also think that it can be taught, to a certain degree.”

A vital aspect of the ETHOS program is an analysis of an organization’s employees both before and after completing the courses.

This evaluation, known as the “ETHOS Analytics Program,” is a detailed survey given to all members of an organization enrolled in a course. Developed by ETHOS team member David E. Carter, PhD, the survey data is used to create an extensive report providing employers with the degree of change in ethical longevity, leadership goals, and values of the employees within their organization before and after completing the training.

“Transformational change takes hard work, and the ETHOS Academy combines 50 years of military and law enforcement experience to make that happen,” says Costanzo. “The hard work to become ‘ethically fit’ changes the culture of any organization over time.”

Jackson County Sheriff Nate Sickler is one of several members of law enforcement to see the benefits of this hard work.

“Traditionally, in law enforcement, we focus on our core skills: driving, firearms, and defensive tactics,” said Sickler. “But very rarely are people getting in trouble for those types of activities. We don’t train our officers, typically, for the things that get them into trouble. And this is where the ETHOS project has been so beneficial.”

According to the ETHOS consulting team, ETHOS also seeks to create a culture of integrity and accountability within organizations beyond law enforcement. Jeff Crapo explains, “In our experience, if organizations can teach ethics and self-leadership to their employees, those employees will be better suited to serve their company and their community.”

As of today, 24 law enforcement agencies across Oregon and Northern California have completed the ETHOS Academy, with interest continuing to increase in both the private and public sector.

To learn more about ETHOS, please visit ethostrainingacademy.com, or contact Jeffrey Crapo at jeff@ethostrainingacademy.com.

About ETHOS Academy:

ETHOS Academy is an ethics and leadership series consisting of three distinct courses: “Adaptive Ethics,” “Leadership Development,” and “Lifelong Learner.” ETHOS is led by a consulting team made up of Jeffrey Crapo (Colonel, U.S. Army, Retired), Gregory A. Costanzo (1st Lieutenant, U.S. Army), and David E. Carter (PhD, Criminal Justice Department Chair, Southern Oregon University).

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Break the Silence

Purposed Survivor - 12 Steps to Restoration

Purposed Survivor

Purposed Survivor

Purposed Survivor

Purposed Survivor

Purposed Survivor

Welcome to the Purposed Survivor 12 Steps to Restoration Program. The book series is a simple guide to help the Domestic Abuse Victim find their way to freedom.

We Bring Restoration to Ourselve by Helping Others”

— Purposed Survivor

PRESCOTT, AZ, UNITED STATES, October 20, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Welcome to the Purposed Survivor 12 Steps to Restoration Program. The book series is a simple guide to help the Domestic Abuse Victim find their way to freedom. We understand the chaos that runs rampant in your life at this point, and the idea of Restoration seems impossible.

According to NCADV, “On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men.”

However, there is hope. We urge you to read the contents of the four books thoroughly and examine every option to restore freedom in your life. Help is available, you are not alone.

In an article by NCADV, “1 in 4 women and 1 in 9 men experience severe intimate partner physical violence, intimate partner contact sexual violence, and/or intimate partner stalking with impacts such as injury, fearfulness, post-traumatic stress disorder, use of victim services, contraction of sexually transmitted diseases, etc.”

The contents of Purposed Survivor will give you some guidelines for understanding the signs of Domestic Abuse, along with tips on seeking law enforcement help. Inside are practices to help keep yourself and your children safe while Getting Out Alive and beyond. Nevertheless, these are only guidelines, but people who have survived the ramifications of Domestic Abuse and achieved Restoration organized the Purposed Survivor Program. Therefore, we understand the complications of your situation.

It can be very difficult to realize there's a way out, but in case you are a victim of this situation, the Purposed Survivor program was written to help you find freedom again. Domestic abuse affects everyone regardless of race, color or sexual orientation. However, with some help you can find peace…

If we stand together to shine light on the horrors of domestic abuse, evil can be diminished. Join us at Purposed Survivor to learn how to fight the battle against domestic abuse.

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Trauma-Informed Leadership Impact on Organizational Culture

To understand the powerful role you can play in taking simple, everyday actions that can assist building an inclusive environment of belonging while thriving.

ATLANTA, GA, UNITED STATES, October 20, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — In addition to day – to -day work challenges, many individuals also carry the often-invisible burdens of depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), domestic abuse and other personal challenges. The global COVID-19 pandemic, financial crisis, social justice issues and civil unrest has radically transformed our lives and how we function in every context.

As a survivor of much trauma and having been diagnosed with complex PTSD and anxiety disorder; please know that trauma is not the result of weakness. Trauma is the result of something (or many things) that has been so overwhelming for our bodies that our brains literately CHANGE to adapt to what has occurred. The COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting economic recession has negatively affected individual's mental health and created new barriers for those that already suffered from mental health disorders.

A leadership style that is supportive while yet maintaining healthy professional boundaries is Trauma – Informed Leadership. A compassionate and trauma informed approach to leadership is essential for thriving in a healthy workplace culture. Let’s recognize the difference between intentional, transactional and performative diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility (DEIA) initiatives within organizations. The best-led organizations have proactively tackled this challenge; however, we have seen others completely miss the mark. Together we can explore the root causes and explore how inclusive leaders can make conscious impact in their organizations.

Trauma informed leaders empower by accepting different ways of accomplishing action items and acknowledge while validating individual’s knowledge. These leaders appreciate the voices of the workforce thus listen regularly and actively through check- ins and feedback loops. Communicating with transparency they seek to find answers they do not have.

Let’s THRIVE by being an inclusive leader and change agents who truly practice empathic individualized consideration through an educated and compassionate response to ourselves and our followers by giving grace and space to be human … even in the workplace.

About the Author
Dr. Zakiya Mabery is an award-winning international speaker, best-selling author and Inclusion Consultant. She is committed to inspiring and equipping for forward thinking individuals with the tools to courageously share their authentic voice, their diverse story, and their subject matter expertise. Thus, is hosting a Thrive Summit in the winter of 2022. Mabery provides specialized training for corporate, nonprofits and government organizations; stressing the importance of intersectionality. Accepting new clients now!

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TRANSLATIN@ COALITION FOUNDER AND CEO, BAMBY SALCEDO, TO TESTIFY BEFORE CONGRESS ON BEHALF OF THE TRANS COMMUNITY

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The TransLatin@ Coalition was founded in 2009 by a group of Transgender and Gender nonconforming and Intersex (TGI) immigrant women in Los Angeles, California, as a grassroots response to address the specific needs of TGI Latin@ immigrants.

Bamby Salcedo, President & Chief Executive Officer of the TransLatin@ Coalition

On Thursday, October 21st at 10amET, TransLatin@ Coalition Founder & CEO, Bamby Salcedo, will act as a witness before Congress on behalf of the Trans community.

It is important that our elected officials get to learn firsthand about how people are impacted by policies and laws that they create.”

— Bamby Salcedo, Chief Executive Officer at the TransLatin@ Coalition

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, October 20, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — On Thursday, October 21st at 10am ET, TransLatin@ Coalition Founder and CEO, Bamby Salcedo, will act as witness before Congress on behalf of the ERA Coalition. The ERA Coalition, for which Bamby serves as a board member, partners with organizations to provide a strong, multigenerational, and inclusive forum for all voices. This hearing is commemorating the 50th anniversary of the House of Representatives' passing of the Equal Rights Amendment and will review and report on the current status of the ERA.

Acting as witnesses alongside Bamby will be ERA Coalition President Ms. Carol Jenkins, Virginia State Senator The Honorable Jennifer McClellan, Actor and ERA Advocate Ms. Alyssa Milano, Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center Ms. Victoria Nourse, Founder and President of the Feminist Majority Foundation Ms. Eleanor Smeal and Senior Policy Analyst of the Independent Women’s Forum Ms. Inez Feltscher Stepman.

The hearing can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cl19KLQffnk

"I am honored to be selected by my friends and colleagues from the ERA Coalition to represent trans people in Congress. It is important that our elected officials get to learn firsthand about how people are impacted by policies and laws that they create. Certainly, the ratification of the ERA could save many lives from discrimination. I hope to see in my lifetime the passage of the ERA," said Bamby Salcedo, Chief Executive Officer at TransLatin@ Coalition.

"The fact that Bamby will be testifying before Congress is historic. Her voice is the type of voice that needs to take up space in the halls of Congress, the types of voices that legislators need to hear. I hope that her testimony inspires all of those listening and leads to the Equal Rights Amendment moving forward in the Capitol so that we move closer to equity for all," said Michaé De La Cuadra, Manager of Policy and Community Engagement at TransLatin@ Coalition.

"To see my sister and activist Bamby Salcedo get to testify in front of Congress as a Latina proud openly trans woman is one of the highlights of my life and it's a true testament that change is coming slowly but surely. The work that so many have done for decades continues to be seen by these groundbreaking historic moments. I am so proud I get to work with such an amazing fearless woman! We will all be with you in spirit Bamby as you share your message of TransLatina power #DOWN!" said Maria Roman, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at TransLatin@ Coalition.

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In the Memory of late Sir David Amess MP, Co-Chairman of British Parliamentary Committee for Iran Freedom

October 18, 2021 -A memorial ceremony with the participation of thousands of residents of Ashraf 3, home to members of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) in Albania, was held on Sunday, October 17, 2021, in memory of Sir David Amess.

(NCRI) and (PMOI / MEK Iran): A memorial ceremony with the participation of thousands of residents of Ashraf 3, home to members of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) in Albania, was held on Sunday, October 17, 2021, in memory of Sir David Amess.

October 16, 2021 - Sir David Amess in Paris presenting statements of support for a free and democratic Iran signed by hundreds of parliamentarians.

(NCRI) and (PMOI / MEK Iran): Sir David Amess in Paris presenting statements of support for a free and democratic Iran signed by hundreds of parliamentarians.

October 16, 2021 - Profoundly saddened, I offer my deep condolences on the passing of Sir #DavidAmess, due to a criminal stabbing. He was an honorable friend of the Iranian people and the Iranian Resistance in their quest for freedom and democracy.

(NCRI) and (PMOI / MEK Iran): Profoundly saddened, I offer my deep condolences on the passing of Sir #DavidAmess, due to a criminal stabbing. He was an honorable friend of the Iranian people and the Iranian Resistance in their quest for freedom and democracy.

October 6, 2021 - “Institutionalized Misogyny in the laws of the mullahs’ regime ruling Iran,” is the title of a document prepared by the Women’s Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, which briefly studies the misogynistic laws of the c

(NCRI) and (PMOI / MEK Iran): “Institutionalized Misogyny in the laws of the mullahs’ regime ruling Iran,” is the title of a document prepared by the Women’s Committee of the (NCRI) Resistance of Iran, which briefly studies the misogynistic laws of the clerical regime.

October 2, 2021 - "Future history will bear witness to the fact that the movement seeking justice for the victims of the 1988 massacre has triumphed over the regime's accomplices' silence and complacency."

(NCRI) and (PMOI / MEK Iran): “Future history will bear witness to the fact that the movement seeking justice for the victims of the 1988 massacre has triumphed over the regime’s accomplices’ silence and complacency.”

October 16, 2021 - David Amess was an enemy of dictators, especially the mullahs’ dictatorship in Iran. For forty years, he stood relentlessly with the Iranian people for freedom and against religious fascism.

(NCRI) and (PMOI / MEK Iran): David Amess was an enemy of dictators, especially the mullahs’ dictatorship in Iran. For forty years, he stood relentlessly with the Iranian people for freedom and against religious fascism.

October 8, 2021 - The Free Iran rally, where over 100,000 supporters of MEK gathered on June 30, 2018, to pledge support for the democratic alternative to the Iranian regime (the National Council of Resistance of Iran-NCRI). The Iranian regime had planned

(NCRI) and (PMOI / MEK Iran): The Free Iran rally, where over 100,000 supporters of MEK gathered on June 30, 2018, to pledge support for the democratic alternative to the Iranian regime (the NCRI). The Iranian regime had planned to bomb the gathering.

October 8, 2021 - Fearing mullah-sponsored disinformation, MEK resistance units meticulously monitored polling stations across the country, estimating that genuine turnout was less than 10% owing to a widespread boycott.

(NCRI) and (PMOI / MEK Iran): Fearing mullah-sponsored disinformation, MEK resistance units meticulously monitored polling stations across the country, estimating that genuine turnout was less than 10% owing to a widespread boycott.

The Iranian Resistance spearheaded by Maryam Rajavi represents such a movement on the global level. It is the antithesis of Islamic fundamentalism.

A force capable of withstanding that phenomenon should be rooted in the region’s culture; it should be capable of disarming Islamic fundamentalism from its main weapon, the claim of representing Islam”

— NCRI

PARIS, FRANCE, October 20, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Alternative to Islamic Fundamentalism

Recent events in the region from the Middle East to Central Asia and Europe indicate that the terrorism fostered by Islamic fundamentalism- its capital being Tehran- continues to be the main obstacle to global security as well as peace, freedom, prosperity in the region. Time after time, it has been demonstrated that military approaches cannot be relied upon as the primary strategy to confront the terrorism of Islamic fundamentalism in general. Then, what should the approach be?

The experience of the past several decades suggests that nationalism and other contemporary movements in the region are no match for the Islamic fundamentalism on the ground. A force capable of withstanding that phenomenon should be rooted in the region’s culture; it should be capable of disarming Islamic fundamentalism from its main weapon- i.e., the claim of representing Islam. Further, it should nurture a selfless generation ready to confront the forces of terrorism and Islamic fundamentalism at all fronts.

Before all pivotal advances in modern Europe became a reality — e.g., secular sovereign states, cultural renaissance, economic development, and transition to democracy, Europe had to be set free from the traditional religious chains through Luther’s reformation movement. Max Weber, considered by many to be the most prominent social theorist of the twentieth century, has linked the rise of capitalism in Europe to the Reformation and individualism fostered by it.

Luther’s movement was mainly a reformation in religion. However, today, a movement capable of defeating Islamic fundamentalism in all its forms cannot limit itself just to the task of reforming religion. It cannot merely function as Martin Luther but must also emulate Joan of Arc, George Washington, and Gandhi all at once.

The Iranian Resistance spearheaded by Maryam Rajavi the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran’s (NCRI), represents such a movement on the global level. It is the antithesis of Islamic fundamentalism. From the cultural and ideological perspectives, this movement has already defeated the theocracy in Iran. The cost for such a development has been the lives of tens of thousands of affiliates of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI, or MEK), the followers of Maryam Rajavi. It is no coincidence that a vast majority of the Iranian people — nearly 95% of the population — are for regime change and a secular democratic system of governance. Within the Islamic world, the above phenomenon is unique to Iran and echoed by many sources within the regime.

The ruling regime in Iran manages to survive day-to-day only through extensive repression and execution. But this strategy is approaching a dead-end. The uprising of November 2019 is reflective of this fact. The selection of Raisi, infamous for his pivotal role in the execution of 30,000 political prisoners in 1988 [90% of whom were affiliates of the MEK], has two clear messages: (a) repression has drastically lost its effectiveness through efforts of a selfless generation of Iranians who are willing to pay the price of freedom at any cost, (b) Maryam Rajavi and the MEK are leading the movement to uproot the mullahs’ regime through a protest movement and uprising.

The strategic weapon that Rajavi’s Resistance movement has utilized against the mullahs is a worldview that presents Islam as being in opposition to what the mullahs stand for on every subject, e.g., freedom, human dignity, women’s status in society, tolerance, and peace. Thus there is a practical way to determine what the MEK’s position would be on any issue. Take the mullahs’ position, reverse it by 180 degrees, and you’ll arrive at the position of Maryam Rajavi and the MEK. That’s the operational definition of antithesis in its purest form. However, the success, longevity, and viability of the MEK — the subject of the most gruesome persecutions for four decades — is that the above antithesis is not merely a theoretical hypothesis; it is rooted in reality and truth. Further, what immortalizes this alternative is a generation of selfless individuals who live by the above principles, embodied by Maryam Rajavi.

Lastly, due to the significant historical and cultural effects that Iran has had on the region, a free Iran with a reformed view of religion could usher in a new era of freedom, prosperity, and peaceful coexistence in the Middle East. A final victory for the movement of Maryam Rajavi in Iran is a win for the people of the region and is in the interest of global peace and security. An all-encompassing renaissance in the Middle East awaits a free Iran.

Dr. Saeid Sajadi has actively supported the movement for freedom and democracy in Iran for many years. He did all his undergraduate and graduate studies as well as professional training in the U.S. Dr. Sajadi is a practicing physician in the U.S., and he currently studies in the field of International Relations at Harvard University.

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International support for Maryam Rajavi’s ten-point plan for a democratic Iran


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Proposed class action against Sudbury staffing agencies seeks $10M for unpaid training

TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA, October 20, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — For Immediate Release

Contact: Alexandra Monkhouse, Monkhouse Law Employment Lawyers, alexandra@monkhouselaw.com, (416) 907-9249 x 221

Proposed class action against Sudbury staffing agencies over unpaid training

Sudbury, Ontario – A proposed class-action is seeking $10 million from two Sudbury-area staffing agencies for unpaid training.

Alexandra Monkhouse, of Monkhouse Law Employment Lawyers in Toronto, says the two agencies, Workforce Inc. and SOS (Sudbury), place skilled workers in and around the Northern Ontario area.

Monkhouse has applied to the Ontario Superior Court of Justice to have the claim of a former employee of both agencies certified as a Class Action. Monkhouse Law is also actively seeking others who were not paid for undertaking training programs in contravention of the Ontario Employment Standards Act.

The claim CV-21-00669432-00CP is available here: https://www.monkhouselaw.com/workforce-and-sos-unpaid-training-class-action/

“At this stage, we are looking to the court to certify this as a Class Action and to allow the court to deal with the action for the group because there are many others in the same situation,” says Monkhouse. “This is the first step of the legal journey toward justice because the Employment Standards Act is quite clear about this. Time spent in training that is required by the employer or the law as a condition of employment will be considered working time and must be compensated.”

The claim alleges Workforce and SOS systemically required employees to complete training but did not pay them and sometimes demanded they pay any costs associated with the training out of their own pockets, again contrary to the Employment Standards Act, says Monkhouse.

“Individually, they could never afford to hire legal counsel and to mount this case but that’s what Class Actions are for,” she says. “This is a group of people who were wronged by the actions of these companies and they deserve compensation. It also sends a strong message to employers not to take advantage of employees.”

The claim seeks $10 million to cover lost wages that includes $4 million in punitive damages.

Meanwhile, Monkhouse is actively seeking anyone who worked for Workforce or SOS in Ontario and was directed to undertake training without pay and or pay for the training programs themselves to contact their office and share their details at monkhouselaw.com.

Former Workforce and SOS employees can have a confidential conversation about the class action by contacting Lexa Cutler or lexa.cutler@monkhouselaw.com. Individuals can also submit their information on the Monkhouse Law website to be sent updates on the case.

About Toronto-based Monkhouse Law: We’re an employment law firm specializing in wrongful dismissal, human rights law, employment insurance claims, human resources law, and denied long-term disability claims and we also have a strong track record fighting Class Action cases for employees.

None of the allegations in the proposed lawsuit have been tried in court.

For further information: Lexa Cutler, Monkhouse Law Employment Lawyers, lexa.cutler@monkhouselaw.com.

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