WORKFORCE | Starbucks will open its first US store which will be run in American Sign Language in DC. The store will hire twenty to twenty-five deaf, hard-of-hearing and hearing people that are proficient in American Sign Language. (WaPo, 7/19)
The store will open near Gallaudet University, a 150-year-old institution and the world’s only university designed for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. The campus of 1,900 students is located in northeast Washington, a quick walk from blocks of restaurants and bars along the bustling H Street corridor.
The store will feature art and a mug designed by a deaf artist. Deaf employees will wear aprons that show “Starbucks” spelled in sign language. Hearing employees proficient in sign language will wear pins showing they can sign.
HOMELESSNESS | ‘They say we can’t play’: What life is like for D.C.’s forgotten homeless kids (WaPo, 7/19)
DISTRICT | Congress members who represent Alabama, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and South Carolina have all recently introduced measures to prevent DC from enacting its own laws. (WaPo, 7/19)
HUMAN RIGHTS | How the Muslim travel ban and the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold it has impacted the life of one Northern Virginia family. (WAMU, 7/19)
ARTS & HUMANITIES | Artwork from inmates at Virginia jails goes on display at Torpedo Factory (WaPo, 7/20)
PUBLIC SAFETY | Advocates and cyclists gathered at the John A. Wilson building yesterday to call for DC to improve safety for pedestrians and those biking in the city. (GGWash, 7/19)
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