(September 11, 2020) When a woman labelled with an intellectual disabilities disclosed sexual assault and the case went to trial, the defence counsel argued the complainant’s evidence was unreliable, because her disability made her answers were easily influenced by others. The trial judge did not accept these the defence argument and convicted the accused of sexually assaulting … [Read more...] about LEAF, DAWN, and ARCH intervene in Supreme Court Case on behalf of women labelled with intellectual disabilities
(September 11, 2020) Working from home has thrown a wrench into the code-switching so many Black people have to engage in to manage even the most supportive work environments. Laura Morgan Roberts is global scholar. Having written widely on strength-based professional development, and workplace equity and inclusion, she knows workplace culture and specific words for it. … [Read more...] about Working from home while Black
(September 9) A U.S. donor is suing software giant Blackbaud after receiving notices from two of the charities affected by a recent Blackbaud data breach where it had to pay cyber attackers a ransom to regain control of their NetCommunity and RaisersEdge platforms, The NonProfit Times is reporting in Blackbaud Faces Class Action Lawsuit After Data Breach. “The … [Read more...] about Blackbaud Data Breach: U.S. Donor Sues, could the same happen in Canada?
(September 8) In its Gifts Round-up on September 8, The Chronicle of Philanthropy reported, without irony or context that Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan Donate $300 Million for Voting Security. The pledged gift will come from the Chan Zuckerberg Donor Advised Fund at Silicon Valley Community Foundation, $250 million of it will provide grants to local election … [Read more...] about Mark Zuckerberg makes a $300 million donation to shore up an electoral system he helped demolish
Regis Korchinski-Paquet (August 27, 2020) According to a statement it released in solidarity with the family, the Women's Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) is calling for a “fair, independent and open investigation that answers questions about the circumstances surrounding Regis Korchinski-Paquet’s death, including the police’s role and conduct at the … [Read more...] about LEAF expresses solidarity with the family of Regis Korchinski-Paquet