GCE Statement on the Military Impact on Schools in Gaza

A Palestinian boy who fled his home due to Israeli air and artillery strikes sits on a mattress at a school in Gaza City. Photo: Mohammed Abed/AFP via Getty Images

A Palestinian boy who fled his home due to Israeli air and artillery strikes sits on a mattress at a school in Gaza City. Photo: Mohammed Abed/AFP via Getty Images

GCE is concerned about military targeting of schools in the Gaza Strip, resulting in the injury and death of children, teachers and destruction of facilities.

JOHANNESBURG, GAUTENG, SOUTH AFRICA, May 15, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Global Campaign for Education (GCE) is extremely concerned about the use of schools and civil infrastructure as military targets in the Gaza Strip, resulting in the injury and death of children and teachers and the destruction of education facilities and housing.

The intensive use of airstrikes by the Israeli Defence Force against targets in the Gaza Strip has resulted in very significant harm to the civilian population, loss of life, and the destruction of schools, other public buildings, and residential properties.

The recent report Education Under Attack 2020 (GCPEA, 2021) reveals that Palestine has been significantly affected by attacks on schools during recent years, where over 500 incidents were reported between 2015 and 2019. In fact, Palestine is ranked third in the world amongst the countries most affected by attacks on students, teachers, and other education personnel during the same period and the use of schools and universities for military purposes was also significant. In the latest year, more than 23,000 children have been affected. 113 out of the 118 incidents were committed by Israeli forces and the remaining five by Israeli settlers (UN, 2019). These incidents included military confrontations in areas near schools, arrest operations in schools, settler violence against schools, restrictions on access to education, the arrest and intimidation of students and teachers, and a military presence in the vicinity of schools.

Despite international human rights and humanitarian laws clearly stating that states and the international community are responsible for ensuring the right to education in contexts of emergency, recent attacks have harmed at least 36 schools and hundreds of students and teachers. Reports also indicate that a number of schools are being used as unplanned temporary shelters by displaced people in North Gaza and in Gaza City.
The Global Campaign for Education calls for an immediate ceasefire and calls upon the international community, Education Cannot Wait (ECW) and United Nations (UN) based organisations to deliver emergency education supplies to displaced children and young people and to mobilise resources to rebuild damaged education facilities.

The GCE calls on to the Government of Israel to immediately and permanently adhere to international humanitarian laws and the Geneva Conventions. GCE also reminds the Government of Israel that is obliged to respect the Safe Schools Declaration and to refrain from attacking or using any schools for military purposes.

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Northcoders partners with Templar Payments™; developing developers and getting local people into tech.

Templar Payments ™  logo

Templar Payments ™ logo

Northcoders, has partnered with SaaS FinTech Templar Payments™, to use the UK Gov incentives to get local people into tech

developing developers and getting local people into tech.”

— Amy Wild – NorthCoders

LEEDS, WEST YORKSHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM, May 15, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Northcoders, an intensive coding boot camp, has partnered with SaaS FinTech scale-up Templar Payments™, to use the government’s Apprenticeship Levy to address the shortage of developers.
Templar Payments Ltd's web application is standalone, white-label onboarding software which fits neatly into merchant services brokers’ existing systems and processes. It allows them to instantly offer merchants a digital-first onboarding process to compete tech stack vs tech stack against the Fintech Giants such as Stripe & Paypal in payment processing. Northcoders offers 6-14 week intensive boot camps and intensive upskill courses that produce work-ready developers in pretty much any coding language they choose. 
The Northcoders partnership allows Templar to use the Kickstarter scheme, and with Northcoders the Apprenticeship Levy, to create and fill jobs in a developer’s market (where demand exceeds supply) with well-rounded, highly driven reskilled developers from other markets (where supply far exceeds demand). Northcoders alumni currently working at Templar Payments include an ex-Sailor, an ex-Butcher, and an ex-Customer Service Assistant at Tesco. 
Amy Wild, Chief Commercial Officer at Northcoders, said: "the funding and training needed to address the scarcity of developers in the UK employment market is very much out there. Our partnership with Templar Payments is evidence that addressing this scarcity, as well as unemployment rates, with Upskill and Reskill programs is a good thing for everyone involved."
Nathan Leadill, CTO of Templar Payments, spoke on the subject in a webinar hosted by North Coders this week:

Templar Payments expect to hire up to 400 staff (including 250 developers) over the next 12 months, and believe their software will support the Merchant Services Broker market in the UK and EU, creating a further 10,000 jobs over the next 12 months.

Those wishing to start a new existing career in coding can contact Templar or North Coders via the North Coders website:

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Creator of Moms Mish'n, Mama Mish, Highlights the many Roles of Stay-at-home Mothers in a Comical Mock Resume

Moms Mish'n Logo, Inspiring Moms One Mish'n at a Time

Moms Mish’n Logo, Inspiring Moms One Mish’n at a Time.

Michelle, Mama Mish, Creator of Moms Mish'n

Michelle, Mama Mish, Creator of Moms Mish’n.

The responsibilities involved with stay-at-home mothers are much like the responsibilities of business owners. Mama Mish says re-purpose your skills!

WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES, May 15, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Michelle, mother of two toddlers and the creator of Moms Mish’n describes in a recent blog post: "How to Build a Career as a Stay-at-home Mom," the many roles mothers have. The hysterical, “Mom Resume,” demonstrates the high level of skills, patience, and competency it takes to raise a family. In addition, most moms do not have administrative assistants. We do it all!

Many mothers have put their careers in addition to other goals behind them when becoming a new mom. Numerous factors are taken into consideration when deciding to go back to work or not. The daycare rates alone turn mothers away. Why spend all day working hard JUST to pay for childcare? However, the daily responsibilities involved with caring for children and maintaining a house can be overwhelming. Anxiety can build up causing many mothers to become depressed. The question we often hear mothers say is, "what am I going to do with my life?"

As technology and social media continue to evolve many businesses are web-based. There are an abundant amount of mommy blogs, fitness challenges, and child education/nutrition courses all created by stay-at-home mothers. Michelle unfolds in her blogs many creative ways to earn extra money while at home with the kids. Furthermore, online platforms such as Upwork and Fiverr for freelancing jobs. Michelle advises fellow mothers, "dust off your resume, polish it up, and start your freelancing journey."

Since becoming a mother in 2018. Her continued objective was to find her passion and build her brand. Michelle continues to inspire mothers all around on overcoming postpartum depression and achieving their goals. Michelle expresses, "no one is more ambitious than a mama on a mish'n." She is now encouraging mothers to find their path and build a career.

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NFL's Tony TD Simmons to Talk Mental Health May 23rd

NFL’s Tony TD Simmons

Former NFL Player Tony TD Simmons will talk about his mental health journey, strength in reaching out, his message to teens, all ages, and more.

UNITED STATES, May 15, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Mental Health Awareness Month has been observed in May since 1949.

Founded in 2014, No Shame On U is a non-profit dedicated to eliminating the stigma associated with mental health conditions and raising mental health awareness. No Shame On U recognizes that destigmatizing mental health disorders can be achieved through education, empowerment, and support.

To that end, on May 23rd, in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, No Shame On U is delighted to offer a one-of-a-kind program that will resonate with teens and participants of all ages. Tony De’Angelo Simmons, known as Touchdown Tony, played for the University of Wisconsin Badgers from 1993-1998. He is a multi-sport athlete playing football and track & field. He is a Rose Bowl Champion and multi-bowl winner. He owned the TD record at 23 hence the name Touchdown Tony. He is a former NFL, NFLE, CFL and Arena Football player. He played in the NFL for the Patriots, Browns, Colts, Texans, and Giants. Also, during his 5-year career in the NFL, he played for the Barcelona Dragons in NFL Europe. Tony joined the Cast of American Grit, an American reality television that premiered in 2016 and stars WWE wrestler John Cena. He came in 3rd overall, second team place on the show.

We will talk about Tony’s mental health journey, strength in reaching out, athletes and mental health, and more. There will be an opportunity for participants to ask Tony questions. We hope you can join us for this unique program. There is no cost to register.

Since the pandemic began in March 2020, all of our programs have been online; as a result, those seeking anonymity or who otherwise would be out of geographic reach, can now access our programs as well.

In the past year, No Shame On U has offered over 180 virtual mental health programs to the community

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Carter Formally Announces Candidacy for Mayor of Sandy Springs, GA & Releases Record-Setting Fundraising Numbers

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Dontaye Carter Announces Candidacy for Mayor of Sandy Springs

As a husband and a father, I want to make Sandy Springs a better place to live, not only for my family but for you and yours. We all deserve better and I'm ready to put plans into action.”

— Dontaye Carter, Mayoral Candidate, Sandy Springs, GA

SANDY SPRINGS, GEORGIA, FULTON, May 14, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Former Atlanta journalist turned businessman and community champion, Dontaye Carter, formally announced his run for the mayoral seat in Sandy Springs. Carter, his supporters, and campaign organizers hosted a press conference on Friday, May 14th, 2021 at Sandy Springs City Hall, 1 Galambos Way, Sandy Springs, GA 30328 at 10a.m. Carter also announced details of the fundraising momentum since his decision to enter the race less than 30 days ago. He has raised $30,000 in his first month. During the press event, Carter was joined by Atlanta Civil Rights Attorney and Community Organizer, Gerald Griggs, Attorney, James Haug and his wife, Emily, and Former Dean of Florida A&M University's School of Journalism and Graphic Communication, Ann Wead Kimbrough. His campaign also launched an official website, social media handles and video on his intention to run.

Carter, a husband, father and Owner of Carter Media Group LLC, a public relations firm focused on driving change in marginalized communities, is a proud resident of Sandy Springs. He understands the nuances of government, skills he gained as the youngest person to ever lead the District Attorney's Public Affairs Office in Fulton County. The former journalist who was raised by a determined single mom, is running a campaign that reflects the growing diversity of Sandy Springs, and a desire to see more integrity and transparency in city government. "My mother worked tirelessly to provide a better life for me and my brothers. As a husband and a father, I want to make Sandy Springs a better place to live, not only for my family but for you and yours. We all deserve better and I'm ready to put plans into action." Carter is committed to leading a city that values the voices of its residents and is affordable for first responders, teachers and working families. The mayoral seat in Sandy Springs is currently held by Rusty Paul.

A city with big challenges deserves bold leadership and Carter believes now is the time for a change as the city works to address its water woes, tackle its COVID-19 recovery efforts, and fulfill the need for more transparency, integrity and accountability in local government while meeting the needs of all citizens by fast-tracking its diversity and inclusion initiatives. According to Campaign Strategist and Civil Rights Attorney, Maria O. Banjo, Carter is the right person to move Sandy Springs forward, “Dontaye is a strong and compassionate leader who has made it his life’s mission to give a voice to the voiceless. From his days as a journalist to his more recent work alongside Ahmaud Arbery’s mother and the survivors of R. Kelly, he has always stood up for what’s right and I have no doubt that he will do the same for the people of Sandy Springs.”

To donate and learn more about the Dontaye Carter Campaign for Mayor of Sandy Springs, GA please visit www.dontayeformayor.com or visit www.actblue.com/donate/dontayeformayor.

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Muscle & Fitness Cover Girl Sabrina Sidoti to Host White Party Benefitting Miami Beach Chamber Education Foundation

Muscle&Fitness Covergirl Sabrina Sidoti to Host The White Party at South Beach’s SLS Club

At the SLS at South Beach Hotel this Saturday Sponsored by Babes In Toyland

Having a night to remember while giving to a great cause is a wonderful feeling”

— sabrina Sidoti

MIAMI, FL, USA, May 14, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Gorgeous Muscle & Fitness cover girl and Miami resident Sabrina Sidoti will be hosting The White Party at SLS at the South Beach Hotel this Saturday, May 15 from 9pm to 2am benefitting Miami Beach Chamber Education Foundation.

Sponsored by Babes in Toyland and presented by Pascal Mouawad this evening should prove to be one of the most sexy and glamorous parties of the season.

“I am so excited to rub elbows with Miami’s best and brightest tomorrow night,” says the beautiful and unbelievably fit Sidoti. “Having a night to remember while giving to a great cause is a wonderful feeling.”

You may purchase tickets to The White Party by going to www.babesintoylandcharity.com

You may follow Sabrina Sidoti on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/sabrina_sidoti/

About Sabrina Sidoti:

Sabrina Sidoti is the true definition of the fearless, modern American woman. The certified fitness
instructor, competitor, model and entertainer has already lived a lifetime of successes, failures,
triumphs and tragedies, and has come out the other side stronger than ever.

The South Florida native, a willful progeny of Italian parents from New York, grew up near the sunny
beaches of Boca Raton – with notorious gangsters as family friends. “My dad was a real mobster, a
bookie who owned restaurants and race horses… he fled the Feds as a fugitive,” said Sidoti. “My
mom was the loyal Sicilian housewife and my godfather Johnny ‘Sideburns’ Cerrella was the
acting capo of the Lucchese organized crime family.

Sidoti gained notoriety in the ‘90s when she appeared on The Howard Stern Show as Stuttering
Nina the Hot Dog Girl. Playboy Magazine heard her interview and was so impressed that they invited
her for a test shoot. Her big break came when New Rave Magazine featured her in an eye-popping
pictorial layout.

Adult film beckoned, so in 2001 Sidoti gave herself the ‘nom de porn’ Nina Dolci and shot films for
hardcore studios Jill Kelly Productions, Zero Tolerance and Reality Kings. Her career was sidelined in 2005 when she went to Federal prison for a decade on conspiracy drug charges. “I was
heavy into partying and allowed it to consume and almost destroy my life,” Sidoti said.

Sidoti was finally released in 2015 and, a bit older and wiser, resumed shooting for the industry’s top studios. “Incarceration changed me completely for the better,” she said, adding that her comeback title for Brazzers was called, fittingly, Making Up for Lost Time

Now that Sidoti is “moving forward and believing in myself,” her personal life and career are flourishing. As a respected fitness expert in the Boca Raton community, she owns SAX Fitness, promoting a healthy, goal-oriented lifestyle, and she recently posed for the cover of Playboy New Zealand’s November 2019 issue
and FHM South Africa January 2020 issue.

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Kimberly Dawn Digs Deep in New Single, Speaking Out on Mental Illness

Kimberly Dawn

Kimberly Dawn

Kimberly Dawn

The country artist debuts a soulful ballad with a vital message of hope, partnering with NAMI for Mental Health Awareness month

This song is meant to be a powerful reminder that we all need help sometimes. There’s no shame in reaching out to friends when you’re in need..”

— Kimberly Dawn

LOS ANGELES, CA, USA, May 14, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Country artist Kimberly Dawn’s newest single “The Bottle” co-written with Jeff Cohen, multi-award-winning songwriter sets a message about mental health following a year in which many have suffered. Dawn has committed to sharing her own personal story and encouraging others to participate in the “You are Not Alone” campaign with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). The Nashville-based singer/songwriter is best known for setting real life to music in original songs like “‘93” and award-nominated “Slow Dancin’ in the Dark.” In her latest release, “The Bottle,” Dawn gives voice to the pain of so many struggling with depression and loneliness, bravely confronting the often-stigmatized topic of mental health in a heartfelt, soulful ballad.

“We all live alone with our mistakes,” Dawn sings in her newest title: “hanging onto hope it ain’t too late – and while I’m waiting on a second chance, watching water slip through my hands.”

Behind the song itself lies a hopeful message of courage and connection to community. She intends to spread the word in partnership with NAMI, the largest grassroots mental health organization in the US providing advocacy, education, support, and public awareness. The goal: a better life for all who struggle with mental health challenges. Through their 2021 campaign, “You Are Not Alone,” the group invites the American public to share true stories of struggle and success in managing mental illness. Along with educating the broader public on the rising issue within our country, Dawn’s mission in joining with NAMI is to inspire hope and decrease feelings of isolation.

“Over a year since Coronavirus first arrived, people are struggling more than ever with loneliness and disconnection,” says Dawn. “This song is meant to be a powerful reminder that we all need help sometimes. There’s no shame in reaching out to friends when you’re in need – and let’s strive to be that voice of support in the lives of others.”

Find “The Bottle” on Spotify, Apple Music, and Pandora beginning. Learn more about Canadian-born singer/songwriter Kimberly Dawn and explore the latest releases, show dates, music videos, articles, and more at www.OfficialKimberlyDawn.com. Join Dawn’s growing Instagram community @OfficallyKimberlyDawn for daily inspiration, plus a peek into the life of a talented country artist and mother of four.

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About Kimberly Dawn:

Kimberly Dawn is a country singer/ songwriter using her natural talent for storytelling and music to express an authentic message of perseverance, humility, courage, and resilience. Through original songs like “Cadillac Lovers” and “Slow Dancin’ in the Dark” – nominated for Best Country Song at the 2019 Hollywood Music in Media Awards – the Canadian-born musician shares timeless stories of real-life triumph in the never-ending struggle to find bold purpose and powerful self-love. As a mother of four, Dawn’s personal journey toward creating inner strength and balance on the road to living out her passion is one to which many women can relate, and one that she feels particularly suited to tell. “All through growing up, raising a family, and finding myself, music got me past the most difficult times. If my song gives someone else strength to get through the day, then I’ve done what I set out to do.” Dawn earned her stripes opening for Wilson Phillips in 2015, along with performances at Los Angeles’ House of Blues and celebrity red-carpet charity events. She has also featured on popular podcasts such as Stripdt Down with Ali Levine and All About You. Don’t miss her brand new single, “The Bottle” – set to drop May 6th – or her weekly blog at www.OfficialKimberlyDawn.com, where she shares the inspirational experiences behind the music. Get a daily dose of Kimberly Dawn now on Spotify and follow along with 50,000 fans on Instagram @OfficialKimberlyDawn.

About the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI):

Envisioning a world where all people affected by mental illness live healthy, fulfilling lives supported by a community that cares, NAMI provides advocacy, education, support and public awareness so that all individuals and families affected by mental illness can build better lives. Now the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization, NAMI began as a small group of families gathered around a kitchen table in 1979. It has since blossomed into the nation's leading voice on mental health. Today, we are an alliance of more than 600 local Affiliates and 48 State Organizations who work in your community to raise awareness and provide support and education that was not previously available to those in need. Learn more at NAMI.org and discover the 2021 “You Are Not Alone” campaign at NotAlone.NAMI.org.

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TYT Launches ‘TYT Twitch Pitch’ Searching For its Next Stream Star

With ‘TYT Twitch Pitch,’ the network is looking for new talent to demonstrate their political knowledge and appeal to the Twitch audience.

TYT is asking viewers to send in their ‘TYT Twitch Pitch.’ Finalists will get a month-long paid exclusive spot on TYT’s Twitch channel.

TYT is based on the belief that people power can move mountains. We want our show to be so interactive, you can't tell where the show ends, and the audience begins.”

— TYT founder and CEO Cenk Uygur

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, May 14, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — TYT Launches ‘TYT Twitch Pitch’ Searching For its Next Stream Star.

TYT (TYT; www.TYT.com), the #1 most engaged news and politics network, announced today that a year after launching a channel on Twitch, TYT is searching for its next stream star and is asking viewers to send in their ‘TYT Twitch Pitch.’ Finalists will get a month-long paid exclusive spot on TYT’s Twitch channel.

TYT has found incredible talent from its audience in the past. John Iadarola, the host of TYT’s second-largest, show The Damage Report started by submitting his videos to TYT several years ago. The Damage Report is the fastest-growing channel on the network and a recent Webby Awards honoree in the social category for news and politics.

TYT founder and CEO Cenk Uygur said, "TYT is based on the belief that people power can move mountains. We want our show to be so interactive, you can't tell where the show ends, and the audience begins. That's why I love what we're doing with ‘TYT Twitch Pitch.’ I'd much rather hire someone who is passionate about news and politics than news anchors who are taught to talk like robots. John Iadarola started working for us as an intern when he was in a Ph.D. program with no experience in news. He moved up the ranks and became one of our biggest stars. I think we can do that again. Many times!"

TYT’s Head of Programming Judith Benezra said, “TYT has consistently provided opportunities for new talent in front of and behind the camera, and ‘TYT Twitch Pitch’ is an extension of that ethos. I’m excited that we are launching this endeavor and including the participation of our incredible Twitch community and audience because they truly make our programming possible.”

With ‘TYT Twitch Pitch,’ the network is looking for new talent to demonstrate their political knowledge and appeal to the Twitch audience. Interested applicants should submit two-minute audition videos displaying their interest in politics, familiarity with the Twitch platform, and other subjects of interest, including gaming, sports, music, etc. Applicants can submit videos by tweeting @TheYoungTurks using the #TwitchPitch hashtag. Semi-finalists will be invited to do mini-streams on the channel and show the TYT audience why they should be the next Stream Star.

In just the past year TYT has featured several new hosts on its Twitch channel including exclusive programming featuring Brett Erlich, Dr. Rashad Richey, Jordan Uhl, and Wosny Lambre. This past year,

TYT has already seen incredible growth on Twitch, increasing its audience tenfold since launching on the platform in 2020. The ‘TYT Twitch Pitch’ program is expected to run from May 21st to the end of June. For more information visit TYT.com/TwitchPitch.


TYT is America's largest online progressive news network and the #1 most engaged news and politics network. The award-winning network is one of the top multi-platform online content creators, generating over 500 million views a month.

TYT includes owned and operated and partner shows such as The Young Turks, The Damage Report, TYT Investigates, Happy Half Hour, and more. TYT’s 24/7 programming is available on YouTube TV, The Roku Channel, Pluto TV, Xumo, Twitch, Comcast Xfinity X1 and Xfinity Flex, Samsung TV Plus, and more.

Contact Praveen Singh and Julie Avanceña, Press@TYT.com

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Mockumentary, "Senior Entourage", Now Available on Major Streaming Services Such as Amazon and Vudu

Senior Entourage

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, May 14, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Actor, writer, director Brian Connors is thrilled to announce the release of SENIOR ENTOURAGE starring Ed Asner, Helen Reddy, Charlie Robinson, Marion Ross, & Mark Rydell. The wild, wacky improvised mockumentary comedy is streaming on Amazon, Spectrum, Comcast, DirectTV, Dish, Vudu and more. DVDs are available in over 4,000 Walmart's. The Distributor is SP Releasing and the Executive Producer, Sales Agent is Jared Safier.

SENIOR ENTOURAGE is a wild, wacky mockumentary about the actual cast and crew making the movie. Featuring a zany, multi racial cast ranging in age from 9 to 92, it has the freewheeling improvisational feel of a CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM FOR THE ELDERLY or SEINFELD FOR SENIORS. It’s a comedy about nothing in particular.

Donna Walker at KPFK radio said, “ This film is so much fun. It also has some beautiful, special moments, you haven’t lived until you’ve seen Ed Asner & Mark Rydell in nun’s outfits. Wonderful film, funny scenes, just fun.”

Producers: David Lockhart, Dahlia Waingort, Lynn Tang, Teresa Porter, Henry Penzi, Angie Pentheroudakis, Phillip Gianniakis, Mike Flint, Joan-Angela Hess, Zia Jamali, Don Smith, Lauren Maddox, Susan Pattis, Sean Tracy, Mark Maxey, and Neal Wilde.

Director of Photography: Ian Fischer

Editor: Giovanni Moriconi

Director: Brian Connors

After graduating from Rutgers University, Brian Connors moved into NYC and began working in off off broadway, major regional theaters, television, and appeared in over 100 TV commercials.

Brian appears opposite Oscar winning actor Kevin Costner in the Disney film McFarland USA. He's been featured on Law & Order, Law & Order SVU, The Riches, The Handler, and Close to Home working in scenes with Eddie Izzard, Minnie Driver, Sam Waterson, Mariska Hargitay, Chris Noth, and Jerry Orbach among others.

Brian's first plays were staged in NYC at such places as The Ensemble Studio Theater and along theater row in NYC. Now residing in Santa Monica, Brian wrote and co-produced a short film King Baby. His full length plays and screenplays include Cross Your Heart, Two Sisters, King Baby and Plays in the Park. One of his short plays was turned into the short film, Good Men, which stars Ed Asner & Mark Rydell, which won numerous awards in over 80 film festivals around the world.

Brian’s Plays in the Park have been performed in LA and around the country with Ed Asner, Mark Rydell, Doris Roberts, George Segal, Alan Miller, and Esai Morales.

Trailers and Demo’s of Brian’s work can be found on Vimeo or by linking to brianconnors.co

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Moment Magazine joins Craig Newmark Philanthropies community

WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, UNITED STATES, May 14, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Moment Magazine has received a grant from Craig Newmark Philanthropies in recognition of Moment’s commitment to independent journalism.

“Moment provides American Jews like myself with insights and addresses concerns common to all of us,” said Craig Newmark, the founder of the iconic craigslist. “In doing so, it reconnects us to our greater community.”

“We are so pleased to be joining the Craig Newmark Philanthropies remarkable community, whose members are playing critical roles around the world promoting trustworthy journalism and a strong information ecosystem, said Moment editor-in-chief and CEO Nadine Epstein. “We share Craig’s concern about the damage done to democracy by disinformation and his belief that one of the best antidotes is independent, fact-based journalism.”

Moment is an independent magazine known for its award-winning journalism and cultural and literary criticism, published both in print and at momentmag.com. It provides a unique lens on the issues that trouble, concern, and inspire American Jews.

Moment is also home to innovative projects such as the Daniel Pearl Investigative Journalism Initiative (DPIJI), which gives grants to young reporters to expose deeply engrained prejudices around the world, from persecution of the Yazidis in Iraq to violence against Muslims in Sri Lanka. Moment’s Big Question Project tackles elemental human questions to strengthen civil discourse and spur creative thinking. Questions include: What is community today? As a society are we moving forward or regressing? Is democracy is broken? Is religion good for women? Participants have included former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, author Isabel Wilkerson and Yale professor Timothy Snyder.

Former senior All Things Considered host and Moment special literary contributor Robert Siegel says: “Moment is more important than ever because we are being flooded with fake news. In Moment, good journalists do good journalism.”

Moment was founded in 1975 by Nobel Peace Prize laureate Elie Wiesel and writer Leonard Fein. It has been led by Nadine Epstein since 2004.

For more information, contact Pat Lewis at 703.201.5070, plewis@momentmag.com

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