Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on foundations that serve women with guests: Felicia Davis, President & CEO of the Chicago Foundation for Women; Elizabeth Barajas-Roman, President & CEO of the Women’s Funding Network and Mary Rutherford, President & CEO of the Montana Community Foundation.
Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on organizations that support older Americans with guests: Dawn Simonson, President & CEO of Trellis; Andriene Iverson, President & CEO of the Elder Care Alliance and W. Mark Clark, President & CEO of Pima Council on Aging.
Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on leadership programs for Latino youth with guests: Patricia Barahona, CEO of the Youth Leadership Institute; Carmen Diaz-Malvido, CEO of Aspira of New York and Santiago Marquez, CEO of Latin American Association.
Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on the importance of libraries in our communities with guests: Tracie Hall, Executive Director of the American Library Association; David Leonard, President of the Boston Public Library and Bridget Quinn, CEO of the Hartford Public Library.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — From Washington to Indigenous communities across the American Southwest, top government officials, family members and advocates gathered Wednesday as part of a call to action to address the ongoing problem of violence against Indigenous women and children.
Host Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on preventing animal abuse and neglect with guests: Janelle Dixon, President and CEO of the Animal Humane Society; Joe Elmore, President & CEO of the Charleston Animal Society; and Julie Klim, CEO of the Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty To Animals.
Asian American business leaders are launching a foundation to challenge discrimination through what they call the largest philanthropic commitment in history by Asian Americans geared to support members of their own community.
BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (AP) — Hundreds of people joined Daunte Wright’s family and friends on a march through the Minneapolis suburb where he was fatally shot by a police officer during a traffic stop three weeks earlier.
Host Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on the state of the foster care system with Becky Davenport, Executive Director of Bloom Our Youth; Melanie Scheetz, Executive Director of the Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition and Don Wells, CEO of Just in Time for Foster Youth.
St. Louis (AP) — The guilty verdicts in the George Floyd murder case felt like a watershed moment to many Americans. President Biden called the verdicts a “giant step toward justice.” But pervasive legal roadblocks to police accountability remain entrenched.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The underwriter for a project to build two prisons in Alabama announced that it is pulling out following criticism that it was breaking a promise not to get involved in for-profit prisons.
Host Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on empowering girls through Girl Scouts with guests Meridith Maskara, CEO of Girl Scouts New York City, Lidia Soto-Harmon, CEO of Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital (DC) and Marina Park, CEO of Girl Scouts of Northern California.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Ioane Teitiota and his wife fought for years to stay in New Zealand as refugees, arguing that rising sea levels caused by climate change threaten the very existence of the tiny Pacific island nation they fled, one of the lowest-lying countries on Earth.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin i s charged with murder and manslaughter in George Floyd’s death after pressing his knee into Floyd’s neck as he cried out: “I can’t breathe.”
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police in Portland, Oregon, said Saturday they arrested four people after declaring a riot Friday night when protesters smashed windows, burglarized businesses and set multiple fires during demonstrations that started after police fatally shot a man while responding to reports of a person with a gun.
Host Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on organizations that support those who are deaf and hard of hearing with guests Howard Rosenblum, CEO of the National Association of the Deaf; Michelle Bronson – Executive Director of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Service Center and Jeff Bravin, Executive Director of American School for the Deaf in West Hartford CT. We are also joined by professional interpreters Erin Ruiz and Marie Langill.
NEW YORK (AP) — Two books based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning “1619 Project” will be released this fall, with contributions from Jesmyn Ward, Jason Reynolds, Ibram X. Kendi, and dozens of others authors and journalists.