DISCRIMINATION | A new project by New America, a nonprofit think tank, is documenting the anti-Muslim incidents that have occurred in the US between 2012 and the present. They broke down the incidents into categories such as anti-Sharia legislation, opposition to refugee resettlement, anti-Muslim actions & statements by elected & appointed officials. (Citylab, 3/9)
The researchers behind the project intend to keep it updated as new numbers come in. Their goal is to make “it possible for a range of stakeholders to discuss anti-Muslim incidents with a shared set of facts. Is there an increase in anti-Muslim incidents? Where and when has anti-Muslim incidents been at its most pernicious and threatening?” the researchers write on their website.
Still, they caution that the database is not comprehensive. And beyond the numbers, it also excludes qualitative information on the impact of the incidents on Muslim communities in the United States.
– Will Avila, founder of Clean Decisions, a cleaning company, and a returning citizen, discusses the many successes the business has experienced this year. (HillRag, 3/8)
Related: A few years ago, Anthony Pleasant, former Clean Decisions employee and Graham McLaughlin, a member of WRAG’s Board of Directors and managing director for the Advisory Board Company, discussed the challenges returning citizens face.
– Alexandria’s mayor held a rally yesterday and announced that the council was considering raising the minimum wage to $15 and offering six weeks of parental leave. (WJLA, 3/8)
CIVIC ENGAGEMENT | Here are a few of the people running to become the mayor of DC. (WCP, 3/8)
PHILANTHROPY | According to the 2016 Tracking Report by Funders for LGBTQ Issues, LGBTQ grantmaking surpassed $200 million for the first time ever in 2016. The funding increase was due, in part, to the response to the Pulse Nightclub Massacre in Orlando. (Funders for LGBTQ Issues, 3/8)
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Director, Washington, DC Community | A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation
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Program Coordinator | Exponent Philanthropy
Development Associate | Society for Science & the Public
Knowledge Services Specialist | United Philanthropy Forum
Associate Director of Policy | United Philanthropy Forum
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