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  • Thoughts from Barry: Arrest More Accomplices, Create Fewer Victims

    I read an article recently about an abuse settlement in California.  The University of Southern California has agreed to pay $852 million dollars to settle numerous lawsuits related to a former employee.  Evidentially, a USC gynecologist George Tyndall, abused over 700 patients that went to the school clinic over the course of 30 years. Court…

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  • Every Man’s Role in Ending Sexual and Physical Abuse

    WATCH HERE Featuring: Alex Brace, Small Talk Children’s Advocacy Center Alex is the Executive Director of the Small Talk Children’s Advocacy Center in Lansing, MI and a licensed counselor in the State of Michigan. He is trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral therapy and specializes in working with children and adolescents who have been impacted by…

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  • Sex Abuse in the Military: Victims Left Behind

    The U.S. Department of Defense is the world’s largest employer, outpacing Walmart by more than 1 million employees.  Given the scope and enormity of the job, they are expected to lead in best practices for protecting employees within the organization. However, people in the military are uniquely disadvantaged when it comes to sexual violence.  Women…

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  • The Lottery: The Poor are Playing, and the Wealthy are Winning

    The lottery preys on vulnerable people. The people most likely to habitually play the lottery are typically poor, largely minorities, and often addicts. The Journal of Gambling studies found that lowest fifth in terms of socio-economic status has the highest rate of playing the lottery.  Most lottery tickets are bought in poor neighborhoods because people…

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  • Virtual Town Hall: Sex Abuse in Institutions

    WATCH HERE A discussion on how formalized systems, such as the armed forces, religious organizations, law enforcement, and even the institution of marriage can create environments that protect perpetrators and further traumatize victims. Featuring: Deshauna Barber, Service Women’s Action Network (SWAN) Deshauna currently works full-time as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Service Women’s Action…

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  • Virtual Town Hall: Preventing and Addressing Child Sex Abuse

      WATCH HERE Tabitha Mpamira, EDJA Foundation (Moderator) Tabitha Mpamira is a therapist, activist, motivational speaker, and consultant on sexual and gender-based violence with a long working history in the mental healthcare industry. In 2015, Tabitha founded EDJA to provide free medical, legal, and mental health services to survivors of sexual assault in East Africa….

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  • Joint Town Hall: How Movements Are Transforming Philanthropy

    WATCH HERE Segal Family Foundation and Focus for Health are sister foundations that support social impact organizations by shifting power and resources to impact leaders through grantmaking and community building. In these joint town hall events, we’ll unpack topics that affect community leaders across both of our contexts in Sub-Saharan Africa and the United States….

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  • Joint Town Hall with Segal Family Foundation

      WATCH HERE! In these conversations we unpacked topics that affect impact-driven organizations across both the US and Sub-Saharan Africa. Topics included the importance of funding organizations led by proximate leaders, as well as what foundations could do to intentionally seek more diversity-led organizations to fund. Panelists shared advice for impact leaders on how to…

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  • Checks and Balances

    What happened on January 6th, 2021 never should have happened. However, it is an opportunity to make some significant, major changes.  The separation of powers must be reasserted and maintained. A proper system of ‘checks and balances’ must be restored. Eliminate the electoral college. Every vote must count equally.   The President should serve one…

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