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The Rainbow Railroad

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More people today are living as refugees or displaced persons than at any time since the end of World War II1 and many of those seeking asylum are from the LGBTQ2+ community. In more than 70 countries around the world LGBTQ2+ people are facing extreme violence and persecution.2 They are looking for hope and a safe place to call home.

Video | On International Women’s Day, Brave Girl Rising Shines a Light on the Lives of Refugee Girls

The new film, written by award-winning poet Warsan Shire, brings one Somali girl’s story of hardship and hope to the big screen.
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In the new short film Brave Girl Rising, Nasro, a 17-year-old Somali refugee, shares her story from the Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya. Every day, Nasro fights for her basic survival, safety and access to the one thing that gives her hope for the future: her education.

Let’s Protect The Dreamers

This is a statement from Donna Epps, Vice President, Strategic Alliances, Verizon.
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On February 11, 2019, our CEO, Hans Vestberg, along with over 100 other CEOs representing nearly every sector of the American economy urged Congress to pass a permanent, bipartisan solution this year to protect the Dreamers.

Legg Mason Hosts Day of Understanding to Address Bias and Advance Diversity and Inclusion in Asset Management Community

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BALTIMORE, December 7, 2018 /3BL Media– Legg Mason, Inc. (NYSE:LM) joins more than 150 organizations for the “Day of Understanding” hosted by CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusionto address bias and increase understanding in the workplace and beyond.

Legg Mason will engage its employees in an open conversation to drive greater understanding and an appreciation of differences.

Trends in Action: Diversity and Inclusion

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This content was initially published in CECP's 2018 edition of Giving in Numbers, the industry-leading report on the corporate sector's continuous support of society.

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CEOs Speak up on Zero Tolerance

Daniel Vitaletti, Associate, Corporate Leadership
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The past two years have witnessed a bold shift in leadership from the C-Suite.  Now more than ever, CEOs and senior Executives at the world’s leading companies are speaking out on social policy issues that conflict with the core values of their business. This phenomenon, dubbed “CEO Activism,” is on the rise – and right on queue.  CEO Activism as a core component of corporate societal engagement strategy has shifted from important to imperative.

Family Separation Policy Spurs Big Boost in Giving to Immigrants’ Rights Organizations on Benevity Platform

Donations to Islamic Charities Also Increase During the Month of June
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CALGARY, Canada, July 26, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Benevity, Inc., the global leader in corporate social responsibility and employee engagement software, today announced the “Top Ten Causes” that have received donations through its platform during the month of June 2018, with Islamic Relief Worldwide, Refugee & Immigrant Centre for Education & Legal Services (

Brands Align Values With #FamiliesBelongTogether

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The topic of immigration proved to be a hot-button issue in early 2017 when protests broke out at airports across the country decrying the Muslim Ban. This week, the immigration policy has once again dominated the media and divided the country as stories and images of families being separated at the U.S.-Mexico border surfaced. However, despite the controversy, brands were prepared to take a vocal stand and support the #FamiliesBelongTogether outcry in a variety of ways that align with their company values and missions:

On World Refugee Day: An Opportunity to Change the Narrative

By: Samantha Joseph, Account Manager
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I was standing in the medical container of the refugee camp in Greece where I was volunteering when all the sudden, I heard shouting and saw dozens of people running towards me. In the chaos, it was very difficult to tell what had happened and who was hurt. Two children were passed to our nurses and I could see they were severely burned. A woman was laid down at our door unconscious, a man was screaming. Someone finally translated – a gas cooker had exploded inside of a tent where a mother, father and two of their three children were sitting.

USC Shoah Foundation and Discovery Education Announce 2018 IWitness Video Challenge Winners

Fifth Annual IWitness Video Challenge Inspires Students to Take Action to Counter Hate, Bias and Intolerance Nationwide
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Silver Spring, MD, June 18, 2018 /3BL Media/ – In an effort to spark a social movement against hatred in all forms, USC Shoah Foundation – The Institute for Visual History and Education, and Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, today announced the winners of the 2018 IWitness Video Challenge. A group of Chicago, Ill. students have inspired their classmates and community to embrace each other’s unique differences, specifically as it relates to the challenges of American immigrant communities.

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