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#HAPPENINGNOW Drag Queen Story Hour with Attorney General Letitia James protested at NYC LGBTQ center in Manhattan. One arrest so far from opposer of Drag Queen Story Hour

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A resident tried to sweep away protesters who were on her stoop, protesting Drag Queen Story Hour event in with AG Letitia James at Manhattan LGBTQ center #HappeningNow
"We ARE home, we ARE home!" Drag Queen Story Hour with AG Letitia James event defenders chant to protesters who are chanting "Go Home!" outside of LGBTQ community Center in Manhattan. #HappeningNow
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Welcome to the 2023 Agriculture Development Forum at the Southern Farm Show! Stay tuned for the latest updates and information on our state's number one industry from NC Ag Commissioner Steve Troxler and other industry experts! #NCAgriculture #ncAgForum
Colors presented by @ncforestservice with pledge leadership from @nc4h and @NCFFA #ncAgForum
We are honored to have Dr. Blake Brown, Hugh C. Kiger professor of agricultural and resource economics at @NCState, to share his opinions on the economic outlook for 2023! #NCAgriculture #ncAgForum
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‼️#HappeningNow: @RyanWaltersSupt is introducing his budget to state lawmakers. His education goals include “eliminating CRT, indoctrination” and providing “comprehensive school choice.”#oklaed Image
His two key differences from Hofmeister’s budget:
-merit-based teacher pay instead of an overall base pay increase for teachers
-investment into early childhood reading

Here’s the details for teacher pay.⬇️ Image
Every Kid Reads Recovery Act request is $100M, which Walters has continuously said is the largest investment into early reading in the country. He’s using examples of programs in Mississippi, North Carolina and Tennessee as initiatives he’d like here. Image
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#HappeningNow disruptions at AOC listening Hall in Astoria Queens that's held for the local community
Event ended with crowd erupting with applause for AOC
I'll post a detailed thread later, but the message from the protesters seemed mixed from person to person, started by one person opposing LGBTQ specific center, others spoke up about rising crime and one person said something against Ukraine but it wasn't clear.
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J6 John Strand Trial Closing Arguments:

Strand has refused to take a plea deal. Faces a DC jury.
Closing Arguments concluded. Jury has returned to their chamber for lunch break and to deliberate.

Judge Cooper have them the option to not have to deliver verdict today if unanimous verdicts cannot be agreed upon today.

Strand faces 5 Counts…
1) Obstruction of an official proceeding
2) Entering Restricted Grounds
3) Disorderly Conduct
4) Disorderly Conduct in Capitol Building
5) Parading And Picketing in Capitol Building

Here’s a summary of both sides and their approaches…
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John Strand on trial - faces 20 years in prison for being on the Capitol grounds on #J6.

Gov. just rested its case - charging Obstruction of Justice.

Strand is one of the only defendants refusing to take a plea deal.

@OANN
Strand took the stand.

Comes from a Navy family, homeschooled.

Defense highlighted Strand’s struggling actor/artist background in Hollywood leading him to take on jobs as a CA licensed security guard.

Strand describes meeting Dr. Simone Gold…
Strand describes his relationship with the significantly older Dr. Gold as one that evolved from professional to more personal. Describes relationship as “imbalanced” and subject to bullying.

Traveled with her to her speaking engagements as personal protection. Including on J6.
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#HappeningNow Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco announces changes to #DOJ's corporate criminal enforcement at @nyulaw
@nyulaw "We’re empowering companies to do the right thing—and empowering our prosecutors to hold accountable those that don’t." - Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco
@nyulaw "Whether wrongdoers are on the trading floor or in the C-suite, we will hold those who break the law accountable." - Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco
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#HappeningNow: Watch today’s 10AM ET news conference for findings of three new reports: Income in the United States: 2021, Poverty in the United States: 2021, and Health Insurance in the United States: 2021.

Tune in or follow this thread for highlights. census.gov/newsroom/press…
4. The percentage of people with health insurance coverage for some or all of the calendar year 2021 was 91.7 percent.
5. The number of total workers was not statistically different, but the number of full-time, year-round workers increased by about 11.1 million.
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#HappeningNow: #Cathlamet hard landing at #Fauntleroy causing significant damage to the vessel and an offshore dolphin at the terminal. No injuries to report at this time. Fauntleroy service suspended until further notice while assessment is done.
UPDATE: Issaquah is providing service between #Vashon and #Southworth. No schedule for Issaquah. It will be a load and go.
For those who need to get between #Vashon Island & mainland, there will be no midday tie up of #Chetzemoka on #PointDefiance/#Tahlequah route. We will operate 1235p & 1p sailings that normally only run on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays & holidays. wsdot.com/ferries/schedu…
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#happeningnow at the Children's vaccine site in NYC where activists are outside rallying. Here's a message they stated they had for the NYC Mayor and the NYC Health Commissioner
#NYC #itshappening #Health

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Activist write on the floor of the Children's vaccine site.
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#HappeningNow Is Data Sexist? Questions (and Answers) about Advancing Gender Data #SIDUSConference
Nisha Singh: I think data reflects a lot of the biases that society has. Not only is data sexist but sometimes when it's simplified, it can render people vulnerable by the label used.
Ryan Ubuntu Olson: as much as I respect data, it's not everything. I like to think of gender data as a prism, it's multi-faceted and gives us a better understanding of situations.
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#HappeningNow: We are hosting our next breakout session on Implementing the Global Fragility Act: From Strategy to Action! #SIDUSConference @USAID @USIP @Cargill
Olivier Girard: Needs to be a deliberate effort to make sure that diplomats can get out in the field as much as they can to engage and learn from communities #SIDUSConference
Robert Jenkins: We are going to all of you, your experience, your analysis... We are on this journey in implementing GFA together

We need to listen to local leaders, civil society, and local communities

#SIDUSConference
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#HappeningNow Uprooted: Forced Migration in an Unstable World #SIDUSConference

Thank you to @Chemonics for sponsoring this event!
“Most commonly, conflict instability and economic insecurity have been the driving push factors that we see in Syria, Afghanistan, and Ukraine.” – Anna Slother
“While each conflict has been different, a similar level of basic services is needed in the immediate term followed by a longer term plan for relocation and, ideally, integration. For example, in Colombia, that’s what we’re seeing happen for Venezuelan migrants.” – Anna Slother
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#HappeningNow Challenges and Opportunities to Achieve Greater Health Equity in Healthy Systems with @katebuntingdc @NFBilimoria @jenkatesdc
@jenkatesdc "Equity is not about equality, it's about ensuring that everyone has the same ability to access the same things. Equity requires work to get there." Image
@NFBilimoria "I think we can actually use a lot of the interventions we've learned from COVID response to be usable towards other important health activities."
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#HappeningNow: We are hosting our second learning lab of the day on Organizational Sustainability in the Age if Climate Change!

#SIDUSConference
David Guier, Shengyin Xu, and Karl Erdmann are now sharing their thoughts on different sustainability initiatives organizations can use
Xu discusses greenhouse gas inventories and science-based targets, usinf on a WRI case
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#HappeningNow Working towards a Healthy, Prosperous, and Resilient Planet for All #SIDUSConference

Thank you to @crownagents, @Nathan_Inc, @Plan4Girls, @VTCALSGlobal, and @Ag_Productivity for sponsoring this event!
“How do we practically ensure that we are empowering girls? We know that community engagement is very important. Once a community accepts something, it’s easier for vulnerable people, like girls, to express themselves and spread their wings without fear.” – @MaiMwonzora
“The only reason I’m talking to you here today is my father. It’s very important to educate fathers. We need to invest in them. Being a good role model to young people, especially as a father or husband, is way more impactful than investing millions of dollars.” – @uzmashraf
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#HappeningNow Technology: The Great Equalizer for DEIA? #SIDUSConference
"What I mean by a qualified interpreter is somebody who is rooted and immersed in the culture. We need more people that want to be involved in the community and excited to learn the language. Qualified doesn't just mean certified. – @corning_jason
"The future of work is more empathetic, inclusive and locally led. We do not want to return to the status quo." – Laura Kim
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#HappeningNow COVID Vaccine Hesitancy and the Path Forward with Nicole Grable, @angengere, @DrenGerguri, and Judes Jonathas
@DrenGerguri: there are different motives for those spreading misinformation and malinformation, such as financial or political incentives
@angengere: We are now seeing a spillover of the spread of misinformation to different vaccine campaigns.
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#HappeningNow Understanding Local Perspectives on the Impact of Blended Finance on Development #SIDUSConference
“1.7 billion people still need access to financial services. The guarantees are going to be essential to helping us maintain focus on social elements like climate change and gender inclusion.” – @AndreeSimon
The COVID crisis provided a great exercise for Pomona in terms of solidifying their value proposition. "We would love to do more with blended finance as there’s an opportunity to build more robust teams that can go in and provide tailored value add services.” – @rvambrose
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#HappeningNow Learning Lab: Social Media for Social Good with @Dante_Licona! #SIDUSConference
As communications professionals, @Dante_Licona asks "Who are the audiences you care about? Are we serving our organizations or our audiences?"
3 things to remember on social media: presence, consistency, and shareability. "It's important to invest in an organic daily social media strategy."
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Lavrov's press conference #HappeningNow a bit of a (bad) joke. Says Russia didn't attack Ukraine and that the supply of air defence systems to Kyiv is a threat to civil aviation. Yes, the Foreign Minister of the country that shot down #MH17 over Ukraine just said that.
"Ukraine is being turned into an anti-Russian country," says Lavrov in the press conference following his meeting with his Ukrainian counterpart in Antalya.

Yes, I guess invading a country generally does that.
Hardly worth listening to Lavrov's press conference, to be quite honest. Brushes off economic sanctions by saying they will make Russia "healthier." All his other talking points and responses are the same as those Putin used to justify the invasion. No public sign of any change.
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#HappeningNow: Join our ED, @irunguhoughton as he discusses Human Rights organizing in Africa during a global pandemic with Dr. Chaloka Beyani as part of @LSE_ID’s #CuttingEdgeIssues lecture series!
Watch here:
“There are a number of walls, whether public or personal, that keep justice away from the horizon of millions of Kenyans and Africans,”@irunguhoughton
#CuttingEdgeIssues
“Over the last 60 years, we have seen in the 24 amendments to the Kenyan Constitution,” @irunguhoughton
#CuttingEdgeIssues
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#HappeningNow: Bon Kalindo-led demonstrations are on in Blantyre.

They are protesting against rising cost living, corruption and are saying no to the 60-day amnesty which Attorney General Thabo Chakaka Nyirenda announced.

Reported by Jameson Chauluka
The protesters are passing the Independence Arch along the Masauko Chipembere Highway.
Addressing the protesters, Kalindo says he is 'not afraid of anyone' but calls on the protesters to remain peaceful.
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#BREAKING 5 Antimandate protesters arrested and 1 child walked out by police from Museum of Natural History. #HappeningNow
a Group of anti-mandate protesters went into Museum of Natural History to protest vaccine mandates.
In accordance with the New York City vaccine requirement, you must be vaccinated against COVID-19 to enter the Museum.
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