“Refugees and Migrants, A Test for Civilization”
“Daymond John, the founder and CEO of FUBU and Co-Star of ABC’s four-time Emmy Award winning show, Shark Tank, alongside Chase for Business present Black Entrepreneurs Day. A free global live-stream celebrating black business and entrepreneurship, Black Entrepreneurs Day will be highlighted by Game Changer Conversations with Black business icons & performances from superstar artists featuring: Shaquille O’Neal, Gabrielle Union, Chance The Rapper, Magic Johnson, Jamie Foxx, Robert Johnson, LL Cool J and more! Most exciting, Daymond is on a quest alongside The NAACP to find and award $175,000 to up and coming Black entrepreneurs! Submissions are now through October 12th for the ‘NAACP Powershift Entrepreneur Grant.'”
Local activist and artist Tara Vargas-Wallace of Hyannis creates a platform to support local Black-owned businesses on the Cape. The nonprofit, Amplify, is growing rapidly and has expanded to include programming and financial literacy. Below you can find the link to the full Cape Cod Time’s article and Amplify’s website.
The bicameral and bipartisan caucus encompasses the female elected members of the Massachusetts House and Senate. It is one of four appointing authorities to the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women, which was created in 1998 to review the status of women and girls in Massachusetts and to offer policy recommendations to improve equality and access to opportunities for all women throughout the Commonwealth.
The commission consists of 19 volunteer commissioners who serve staggered three-year terms. The caucus appoints six of these commissioners and is currently seeking interested applicants to fill one opening. The commission strives to be representative of women throughout the Commonwealth. As such, the caucus is looking for diverse applicants who have varied backgrounds and resumes — specifically diversity in race, ethnicity, religion, age, sexual orientation, geography and socioeconomic status. Commissioners are expected to commit to meeting attendance, participation and collaboration with fellow members.
Potential applicants should have a background in advancement work for women and girls or a strong interest in it.
More information about the Commission on the Status of Women can be found at mass.gov/orgs/massachusetts-commission-on-the-status-of-women. Interested applicants are asked to submit a copy of their resume and a letter of intent to the caucus’ executive director at Nicole.email@example.com by 5 p.m. Oct. 19 for appointment consideration.
The National Conference of State Legislatures Mass. Gen. Laws ch 54 § 94 provides information on how you can fix a mistake:
“Prior to Election Day, the voter is notified and, if sufficient time allows, sent a new ballot if an affidavit signature is absent or the ballot is rejected for other reasons.
The voter can submit a new absentee ballot.”
The Sean M. Gannon Memorial Fund of The Cape Cod Foundation announces a new scholarship opportunity. The first self-sponsor scholarship will be awarded for a recruit to attend the Cape Cod Municipal Police Academy. Full tuition will be covered for the recipient. The third class on Cape Cod will start January 4, 2021.
The deadline to apply for the scholarship is October 15, 2020. For information on the application process or to donate, visit GannonFund.org. The mission of the Sean M. Gannon Memorial Fund is to promote education, health, and leadership by encouraging service through action. https://www.gannonfund.org/scholarship
If you share PFLAG’s vision of a world where diversity is celebrated and all people are respected, valued, and affirmed inclusive of their sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.
Then please consider joining or renewing your membership with PFLAG Cape Cod!
You can easily join/rejoin or renew your membership with PFLAG Cape Cod by mail or online. If you would like to make a donation at the same time, it couldn’t be easier!
Membership levels and annual dues remain unchanged and are:
If you would prefer to make a donation without becoming a member, you can do that as well.
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The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MA-DPH) is trying to hear from communities so that it can better help people through the COVID-19 crisis. By taking this survey, you can help find new solutions to community problems, and give MA-DPH the information they need to take action and support the communities that need it most. MA-DPH is committed to sharing information back in ways that will help us all take collective action
What is CCIS? The COVID-19 Community Impact Survey (CCIS) is an online survey aimed at collecting data to better understand and identify the social, economic, and health needs and inequities resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
How will the findings be used? Findings from this survey will be used to improve DPH’s ability to act – helping address the most critical needs, partnering with communities to support local efforts, and informing state policy with accurate information on what people need now and in the long term. Results will be available to community-based organizations for their own planning and action purposes.
Who should take this survey? Anyone 14 or older who lives in MA can and should take the survey. Even people who have not had COVID-19 can take this survey. We have a particular interest in gathering responses from communities who have been impacted the most, including: people of color, immigrants, individuals who are LGBTQ+, people with disabilities, essential workers, people experiencing housing instability, older adults, and those in geographic areas hardest hit by COVID-19.
What important information should I know? The survey is available in six common languages spoken in MA: English, Chinese (standard and traditional), Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole, and Vietnamese.