THE MUSEUM OF LATIN AMERICAN ART (MOLAA) LAUNCHES ONLINE AUCTION PRO COVID-19 RECOVERY FUND

MOLAA Auction June 29 - July 19, 2020

A geo abstract work using colors black, yellow, green, blue, and pink on white background of an important Argentinean artist Rogelio Polesello, Silkscreen made in 1971. Edition: XIV/XX.

Lot 167 by Rogelio Polesello, “Surmadalismo” 1970, Silkscreen, 37 1/4 x 29 1/2 inches

MOLAA's first complete online auction with 167 artworks from Latin American and Latino artists.

The generous support artists and collectors give MOLAA through their donations for this online auction is key for MOLAA to continue to develop and execute its mission through this pandemic.”

— Dr. Lourdes I. Ramos-Rivas, President & CEO of MOLAA.

LONG BEACH, CA, USA, June 30, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) is pleased to launch its first fully online auction with 167 artworks from Latin American and Latino artists. Proceeds from this auction will go to benefit the MOLAA COVID-19 Recovery Fund.

As a result of COVID-19, the Museum closed to the public mid-March 2020. The resulting loss of revenue has deeply impacted MOLAA’s operations. The MOLAA COVID-19 Recovery Fund prioritizes the museum’s need to cover the basic expenses to ensure the proper conservation of the permanent collection and loaned artworks at the museum, as well as ongoing operations. With plans to reopen to the public in early July, this fund also contributes to promote the security measures for our staff and visitors as we reopen. The MOLAA COVID-19 Recovery Fund also supports the need to provide new onsite and online programming responding the new guidelines. This fund supports our mission and ensures the extended life of the institution.

“The generous support artists and collectors give MOLAA through their donations for this online auction is key for MOLAA to continue to develop and execute its mission through this pandemic. We have been able to expand our online programming to reach our audiences during our time of closure,” stated Dr. Lourdes I. Ramos-Rivas, President & CEO of MOLAA.

The artworks participating in this auction represent a great variety of Latino & Latin American artists. This grand event is thanks in part to a generous donation from private collector Sammy Sayago. It has allowed MOLAA to organize this important event for the continuity efforts done. Great names of artists that participate in this auction include Leonardo Nierman, Francisco Toledo, Zaida del Rio, among others.

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To participate in the auction, visit http://invaluable.com/molaa or call (562) 216-4182.

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About the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA)
The Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) was founded in 1996 in Long Beach, California and serves the greater Los Angeles area. MOLAA is the only museum in the United States dedicated to modern and contemporary Latin American art. Since its inception, MOLAA has doubled in size and continues to expand its permanent collection, ranging from works by Tamayo and Matta to Cruz-Diez, Los Carpinteros and Tunga. MOLAA is a multidisciplinary institution providing cross-cultural dialogue through the arts, educational programs and events for the community.

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Jeff Rector, Award-Winning Filmmaker, Wins Best of Los Angeles Award- “Best Comedic Short Film in Los Angeles – 2020”

Jeff Rector

Best of LA Award

“We're honored to include award-winning filmmaker Jeff Rector into our BoLAA family.” ~Aurora DeRose

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, June 30, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Jeff Rector and his new film One Night in L.A., wins Best of Los Angeles Award – “Best Comedic Short Film in Los Angeles – 2020”, according to Aurora DeRose, award coordinator for the Best of Los Angeles Award community.

The “Best of Los Angeles Award” community was formed five years ago and consists of over 6,800 professional members living and working in Southern California and celebrates the best people, places and things in Los Angeles. It celebrates the best people, places and things in Los Angeles”.

“The mission of the community is to celebrate the best of Los Angeles and allow its community members to connect with other members who share the highest standards of quality and integrity,” expresses DeRose. "We're honored to include filmmaker Jeff Rector into our BoLAA family.”

Jeff is an award-winning filmmaker, working actor, stand-up comedian and best-selling author. Rector’s first short film Fatal Kiss, (a vampire-themed dark comedy) won a variety of film festival awards and is one of the few short films ever acquired by HBO for distribution in its forty-five year history.

“I am proud to be honored with this prestigious award for my latest film One Night in L.A. This film is among two other short comedies Rector has recently written, directed and produced including, A Beautiful Day in the Park and Friends in Safe Places, (a musical parody of the Garth Brooks song, Friends in Low Places)," states Rector.

Rector enjoys making people laugh through his films and comedy having grown up in a household filled with joy and laughter. As a stand-up comedian, Jeff has performed at the world famous Comedy Store, The Improv, The Laugh Factory and the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas to name a few.

Rector is also the President and Festival Director for the Burbank International Film Festival (BIFF), (www.BurbankFilmFest.org) September 9th-13th, 2020. With the recent stay-at-home home restrictions, BIFF has created a new submission category, Films Made From Home. “We want to encourage filmmakers from around the world to stay positive and continue to hone their filmmaking skills while creating cinematic art from home”, Rector said.
Rector is grateful for his success and for the acknowledgement of his work.

Rector’s favorite saying is, “You can do and be anything you want in this world, don’t let anyone tell you, you can’t!”

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Jeff Rector

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Jeff Rector is an award-winning writer, director, producer, working actor, stand-up comedian and best-selling author. Jeff’s first short film Fatal Kiss, (a vampire-themed dark comedy) won a variety of film festival awards and is one of the few short films ever acquired by HBO for distribution.

With the success of Fatal Kiss, Jeff created new characters and storyline and expanded it into a feature film. Revamped touts an all-star cast and was successfully distributed worldwide and is currently available on Amazon Prime.

Jeff’s other projects include a variety of films, television shows, pilots and a two season web series on YouTube. Projects in development include the ski and snowboarding comedy SnowBunnies, the Hollywood comedy Tired of Waiting and the sci-fi, underwater, action adventure, Deadly Descent. Jeff’s documentary film, Who Is Jeff Rector? recently won the 2020 Houston WorldFest Platinum Award for Best Short Documentary, Grand Prize Winner at the Golden State Film Festival, Best Short Documentary at The Brazil International Film Festival and Best Editing Award from the Action on Film Festival.

As a working actor, Jeff has appeared in over 100 television shows and motion pictures. Upcoming films include the World War II drama Doolittle’s Heroes, based on true events following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Jeff plays Rear Admiral Spruance as well as the father of the bride in the romantic comedy, A Walk Down Wedding Lane. Notable TV credits include American Horror Story, The Bold & The Beautiful, How I Met Your Mother, Star Trek: The Next Generation with recurring roles on the police procedural Vice Squad: LA, Reasonable Doubt, Promised Land and Black Scorpion.

Rector recently released a best-selling book on Amazon, "I Was A Playboy Rabbit and Other Adventures", which chronicles the five year period Jeff lived and worked in New York City to pursue his dreams eventually being hired by Playboy Enterprises as a Rabbit, the male version of the iconic Playboy Bunny. The NYC Playboy Empire Club was also the first Playboy Club to welcome women customers into the nightclub which catered to celebrities, titans of industry and New York’s elite. The Book also talks about Jeff’s experience working on the Oliver Stone film Wall Street and the Roger Donaldson film Cocktail.

Jeff is a member of the Television Academy and voting EMMY member and serves as the President and Festival Director for the Burbank International Film Festival. Jeff is also the official spokesman for the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films that produce the annual Saturn Awards.

Jeff has served his community on the Board of the Toluca Lake Neighborhood Council and was elected by the Burbank City Council for a four year term on the Burbank Cultural Arts Commission. Jeff also enjoys supporting a variety of charities and non-profit organizations.

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Chinese School Excursions suspected to be the cause of South Korea's Coronavirus Epicenter in Daegu

A large school-excursion group from Henan Province, China visited Daegu, South Korea.

Daegu’s citizens may have been exposed to the virus at the city’s busy tourist attractions.

NEW YORK, NY, USA, June 30, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — “It has been confirmed that more than 1,100 Chinese students from school excursions visited Daegu–where a large number of confirmed coronavirus cases have recently occurred–up until this past January. This led to suspicions that the source of the large number of coronavirus cases in Daegu may be from the impact of these Chinese school trips,” reports Sujung Lee of Cheonji News. Critics quote a proverbial adage saying, the government “opened the doors for the thieves,” but blames the citizens. Daegu’s citizens may have been exposed to the virus at the city’s busy tourist attractions.

Between January 14 to 16, 488 elementary and middle school students from Henan, China visited the city of Daegu. This visitation was followed by 1,100 students from China which included 670 elementary and middle school students from Jiangsu and Henan provinces from January 18 to 20. They visited the Citizens' Safety Theme Park, Bangjja Yogi Museum, E-World, and Dongseong-ro and Keimyung University in downtown Daegu. They also participated in cultural exchange experience events between Korea and China with local teenagers, according to the Gyeongbuk News and the Yeongnam News. The school groups visited Daegu five days after Covid-19 deaths in Hubei, China.

China's Henan Province is about 200 kilometers away from Hubei Province, the location of the first Covid-19 outbreak. The Henan Province also has the second highest number of deaths after the Hubei Province, the epicenter of the outbreak in China.

Many well-known global news outlets reported the source of the Daegu Covid-19 outbreak was the Shincheonji Church, specifically a woman referred to as Patient 31. The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has failed to determine how Patient 31 was infected. Given that it usually takes four to five days for one person to infect another and show symptoms, the simultaneous surge in infections of the Shincheonji church members support there were other sources of the infection rather than this one individual.

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Will the People Finally End Racism in America

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“We the People” can make all these things possible, but it is the “Will of the People” that can finally eliminate racial injustice?”

— John Reaves

MATTHEWS, NORTH CAROLINA, UNITED STATES, June 30, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The United States is fighting a raging pandemic, tackling a recession, and circumnavigating through racial injustice. Many of us ushered in 2020 with the hopes of good health and prosperity but had no idea that the events of 2020 would attack our bodies, our minds, and our wallets. For people of color, “injustice lives in the fringes of our psyches.” Today, it has rightfully catapulted to the ranks but not above COVID-19 and the recession. All are holding our country hostage and desperate for swift solutions. The pandemic and recession are likely to be contained in the coming months but less likely for racial injustice.

In most major cities in the United States, millions of people from all walks of life are protesting the racial inequalities that have subjugated our country since August 20, 1619. This date marked the birth of slavery in the United States. According to The United States Archives, the government entity that preserves all US records deems America’s key founding documents to be the Declaration of Independence (1776); the US Constitution (1787); and the Bills of Rights (1791).

Each of these documents contributed to forming the governance of the United States. 244 years later, legislation, in theory, was supposed to eliminate racial injustice and supremacy. It instead institutionalized it, and from the surface, it appears it was by design. By no surprise, all the persons who created these documents had no vested interest in enacting equitable freedom for Black, Brown, Women, or any other type of person who did not look like them or share their wealth.

From the 1863 Emancipation Proclamation to the 1964 Civil Rights Act, several laws, and measures, such as Quotas and Affirmative Action, have been formed to govern racial discrimination. Regrettably, none of these actions have eliminated it. The question becomes: can we end racial injustice in the United States?

The quick answer is yes, but what will it take to deinstitutionalized 401 years of racism? Do we need a commission on racial justice to discuss this issue for another 400 years? What about new legislation that offers a way for our country to move forward without rewarding the systems that manufactured racism in the first place? What about reparations? A payment system to financially make all people of color whole. The question about reparations is: why would any non-person of color vote for such an approach to solving racial injustice? Who would pay for it, and who would receive it?

In other words, there are no easy answers to addressing this problem. A step forward would be for “We the People of the United States” to first stop disputing that racial inequity plagues our country. Too many centuries have been spent arguing and debating this fact. It would be great for the United States to provide an example to the civilized world on this problem that has plagued our country for over 400 years, but first things first. We need to admit and own our problem. No true progress can occur on racial injustice in the US until this action occurs at the highest level of our government.

What I appreciate about the United States is our ingenuity and the beacon of hope that resonates with most people worldwide. We are a great country, and I have no desire or will to live in any other country. An opportunity for “We the People of the United States” is to finally make our country GREAT by no longer being the dictionary definition for racial injustice. Inspirational words and softball legislation have fueled this inequity for way too long.

As a country, we must again admit that we have a problem, address it, and take responsibility for our previous inaction. We must be willing as individuals to call out all instances of racial injustice in our homes, in our communities, in our jobs, in our schools, in our churches, in our governments — in all places where this ugly cancer exists. As a society, we must eliminate the institutional walls of silent racism by requiring everyone to pay a tax on reforming the system. We must reject polite racism by voting for elected officials whose actions complement their words. We must raise our hands when we are in positions of influence and wealth and stop asking why people of color are not at the table and bring them to the table. “We the People” can make all these things possible, but it is the “Will of the People” that can finally eliminate racial injustice?

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We Want To Live

Waves of Life

We Want to Live – The Pain of Black Men

I know this is 2020 — and it is hard to believe that such requests are not welcomed by many people in our society — but people of color should not have to plead to live.”

— John A. Reaves

MATTHEWS, NORTH CAROLINA, UNITED STATES, June 30, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — June 1, 1977, is a date that I will never forget — for it is the day my world shattered. Early that morning, I heard my father, William Roger Reaves, in the bathroom; when he came out, I shot out of bed to tell him goodbye as he prepared to go to work. Two hours later, he died from a massive heart attack.
His death came without any warnings or final goodbyes. I have since wondered if my father’s skin color was a factor in the care he received when he was taken to the hospital prior to his death. I have wondered what my life would have been like had my father been alive to share some of the important milestones in my life -my high school and college graduations; the purchase of my first car and home; my wedding, and births of my children; the celebration of my first Father’s Day. While I will never experience these significant events with my father, I am grateful to be alive and to celebrate numerous achievements with my wife and children.

Generally, on June 1, I recognize my father’s passing by saying a prayer and then calling my niece to wish her a happy birthday. This year was quite different not only because of the approx. 100,000 deaths related to COVID-19, but also the recent heinous murders of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd and Rayshard Brooks. What all of these terrible deaths have in common with my father’s death is that there were no final goodbyes — and each left behind a multitude of family and friends who loved them unconditionally, with no regard to what they had accomplished in life or their skin color.

I thought COVID-19 would unite us as a nation because of how it randomly afflicts someone healthy or a person with a preexisting illness. I thought COVID-19 would bring us together because so many of us can empathize with the death of someone we love. I thought that death was an equalizer for humanity, but even with death, some people still believe that people of color, particularly black men, are not worthy to live. To those who believe this, I say WE WANT TO LIVE!

We want to live in a country where all lives are meaningful; if death falls on our doorstep, it is only because of natural causes. We want to live in a world where a black man can jog in any neighborhood or stand in an elevator and hold his head high without someone calling the police, clutching their purse or wondering if he will be harmed simply because of that person’s skin color.

As black men, we want to go to the hospital and receive high-quality care without the presumption that all black men are supermen and do not require medication to fight ailments. We want to live in a society where a black man can ask questions or engage in discourse without being killed. I know this is 2020 — and it is hard to believe that such requests are not welcomed by many people in our society — but people of color should not have to plead to live.
Let us honor the tens of thousands of people of color who lost their lives because of their skin color by individually looking in the mirror and asking ourselves “Do Black Lives Matter?” Our verbal answer to this question matters, but our personal actions when no one is looking over our shoulders will matter more.

John Reaves
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Man-hee Lee Writes a Letter regarding Shincheonji Members’ Plasma Donation: “Freeing the World through Our Blood”

Shincheonji Chairman Man Hee Lee

Shincheonji Chairman Lee Man-hee’s Letter [Provided by Shincheonji Church in Daegu]

While it has been difficult to find plasma donors, Shincheonji members’ mass plasma donation can speed up the COVID-19 vaccine development process.

This is the work that needs to be done as citizens of this country and as true believers. It is keeping the command of Jesus of loving your neighbor as yourself (Mt 22:39)”

— Man Hee Lee

WASHINGTON D.C., VA, UNITED STATES, June 30, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Man Hee Lee, Chairman and Founder of Shincheonji Church of Jesus, the Temple of the Tabernacle of the Testimony (Shincheonji) expressed his gratitude to his church members and the city of Daegu after 4000 congregants volunteered to donate plasma after fully recovering from COVID-19.

According to Shincheonji church in the city of Daegu, Chairman Lee stated in his letter, “I was overjoyed to hear that the church members in Daegu, South Korea were volunteering to donate plasma (blood) to help find a treatment for COVID-19. I am thankful to the government for working to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to treat those who are infected.” He added, “it is clear that the church members of Daegu church have gathered their hearts to free people worldwide from the pains of COVID 19.”

Furthermore, Chairman Lee also stated through this message, “This is the work that needs to be done as citizens of this country [Korea] and as true believers. It is keeping the command of Jesus of loving your neighbor as yourself (Mt 22:39), and I am thankful that you have gathered your hearts for this good work”.. “let us all pray in the name of Jesus to exterminate COVID19 (Refer to Jn14:13-14).”

Shincheonji announced it’s donation on June 23rd. At the time, there were 6,901 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Daegu, South Korea, with Shincheonji members accounting for 61.8% of all confirmed cases of COVID-19.

While it has been difficult to find plasma donors, Shincheonji members’ mass plasma donation can speed up the COVID-19 vaccine development process. Since the early days of the outbreak Shincheonji members have faced mass criticism. Many outlets blame them for causing the virus’s spread across South Korea. Shincheonji explained, “Chairman Lee wants to use this donation as a way to thank government health officials for caring for our members.”

To the beloved members of Daegu Church

To the beloved members of Daegu Church, you all are working hard. Are you all well? I am Chairman Lee Man-hee.

To the members of Daegu church, I was delighted upon hearing the news of your intent to actively participate in donating plasma (blood) for the development of the vaccine for the cure of COVID-19. I believe that you are the ones who received the blood of Jesus.

I am very thankful to the government, which took charge of preventing the spread of COVID-19 and providing treatment for it. This is not something our church could resolve.

Our members have received the blood of life of Jesus, the Son of God, and have been freed from sin. Like Jesus, through our blood (plasma) donation, I know that you have gathered your hearts in our collective wish to free all the people of the world from the pains of this disease.

I was touched when I heard that many members of Daegu church expressed their intent to voluntarily donate plasma. Indeed, you are the disciples who received the blood of Jesus. This is the work that needs to be done as citizens of this country and as true believers. It is keeping the command of Jesus of loving your neighbor as yourself (Mt 22:39), and I am thankful that you have gathered your hearts for this good work and in making this decision that is like the light.

Let us all pray in the name of Jesus to exterminate COVID-19 (Refer to Jn14:13-14).

June 27, 2020

Lee Man-hee
Chairman of Shincheonji

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Florida State Parks Foundation Welcomes Governor DeSantis’s decision to fully fund State Parks

It is difficult to think of a better return on the investment anywhere

Spending time in Florida State Parks is an important part of our physical, mental, and economic health recovery. ”

— Gil Ziffer

TALLAHASSEE, FL, UNITED STATES, June 30, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Florida State Parks Foundation today welcomed the Governor’s decision to fully fund Florida’s award-winning state parks.

“We understand the pandemic has resulted in unexpected costs but also understand how valuable Florida State Parks are to the recovery of Florida’s economy and the health of Floridians and our tourism guests,” said Gil Ziffer, Foundation President.

"We are delighted that the Governor has approved the $41 million Florida State Parks’ improvement budget sent to him by the Legislature,” he said.

Florida State Parks represent one of the state’s greatest success stories. They are a major contributor to the state’s tourism industry, support thousands of jobs, and pour billions of dollars into the state’s economy. At the same time, they preserve many of the jewels of our natural environment and Florida’s significant historical and cultural sites.

“As the acknowledged premier state park system in the nation, it is vital that Florida State Parks receive full funding. When comparing the $41 million that has been provided in the budget with the $2.6 billion in economic impact the state parks generated last year from nearly 30 million visitors, it is difficult to think of a better return on the investment anywhere,” he said.

“In recent months, Floridians have spent a significant amount of time sheltered at home. As we transition to reopening, spending time in Florida State Parks is an important part of our physical, mental, and economic health recovery. Some might say, it is just what the doctor ordered.”

The Foundation, founded in 1993 as Friends of Florida State Parks and renamed in 2018, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation whose mission is to support and help sustain the Florida Park Service, its 175 award-winning parks and trails, local Friends groups and more than 20,000 park volunteers.

It does this through programs that preserve and protect state parks, educate visitors about the value of state parks, encourage community engagement and active use of state parks, and advocacy.

The volunteer Board of Directors represent private and public sectors as well as local and statewide interests.

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Celebrate the ‘Colors of Summer’ with Fresh Veggies and Vibrant Tie-Dyes at Barberitos

Burrito chain encourages guests to eat healthy entrees and wear tie-dye shirts with ESPN broadcaster and health fitness fanatic David Pollack

The warm weather is the perfect time to encourage people to eat fresh food and celebrate the ‘Colors of Summer.”

— Barberitos Founder & CEO Downing Barber

ATHENS, GEORGIA, UNITED STATES, June 30, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Barberitos, a fast-casual burrito restaurant with 50 locations throughout the Southeast, has launched several initiatives to ‘Celebrate the Colors of Summer’ by serving its guests healthy, colorful food. Along with offering its farm-fresh ingredients, Barberitos is launching tie-dye shirts, offering vegan options and letting guests order David Pollack’s go-to meal all summer long.

“We always take pride in serving healthy, farm-fresh ingredients that we purchase from local farmers wherever possible,” said Barberitos Founder & CEO Downing Barber. “The warm weather is the perfect time to encourage people to eat fresh food and celebrate the ‘Colors of Summer.’”

The ‘Colors of Summer’ campaign includes:
-Vegan Menu Items – Tofu, which is made in-house daily, is available along with numerous fresh vegetable toppings, beans, tortillas, chips and salsas.
-Order David Pollack’s Favorite Meal – Guests will have a chance to guess Pollack’s go-to Barbs order on social media. Barberitos will reveal his order for fans to enjoy the healthy and hearty option for themselves.
-Tie-Dye Shirts – Guests can purchase red, green and pink tie-dye t-shirts throughout the summer at www.barberitos.com/merchandising. The shirts are a collaboration with Grubbwear, an apparel company founded by a University of Georgia student.

Barberitos is a Southwestern Grille dedicated to serving farm-fresh, high-quality food in a fast-casual restaurant environment. Many of the restaurants’ menu items are prepared or cooked in-house daily, including hand-smashed guacamole, homemade salsas, fresh-cut vegetables as well as chicken, steak, turkey, tofu, pork, fish, rice and beans.

For more information about Barberitos, the company’s food, health information, locations, franchise opportunities and its commitment to people and community, please visit www.barberitos.com.

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About Barberitos Southwestern Grille and Cantina
Barberitos has a mission to serve others with a focus on Food, Community and People. Through exceptional service, Barberitos aspires to become the market leader of the quick-serve burrito industry. The chain is dedicated to serving fresh, high-quality food in an efficient manner. With a focus on farm-fresh food, many of the restaurants’ menu items are prepared or cooked in-house daily, including hand-smashed guacamole, home-made salsas, fresh-cut vegetables as well as chicken, steak, turkey, tofu, fish, pork, rice and beans. Founded in 2000 by Downing Barber, Barberitos has grown to nearly 50 locations in seven southeastern states. In 2017, Nation’s Restaurant News included the chain in its “Next Restaurant Brands” list. For more information about the company or franchising opportunities, please visit www.Barberitos.com.

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Vegan Cheese Company Gains Popularity with New BeVeg Vegan Certification

Wendy’s Nutty Cheese Vegan Certified by BeVeg

Wendy’s Nutty Cheese Certified Vegan by BeVeg

Wendy’s Nutty Cheese, a line of homemade gourmet vegan cheeses announces it’s official vegan certification status with BeVeg, the leading vegan logo.

There’s absolutely zero sacrifices in texture and flavor in my BeVeg vegan certified cheeses,”

— Wendy

NEW YORK, PHOENICIA, UNITED STATES, June 30, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Wendy’s Nutty Cheese, a line of homemade gourmet vegan cheeses announces it’s official vegan certification status. Though its founder, Wendy, has been in business for more than 25 years, it is only more recently that sales have spiked. This is consistent with market trends and demand for “vegan” products.

The market for vegan cheese is expected to reach $7 billion globally by 2030, and is on target to reach $2.5 billion this year, with an expected compounded annual growth rate of approximately 10 percent in the next decade, according to data analytics firm Transparency Market Research. In fact, during the pandemic, vegan cheese sales spiked 95% when compared to sales during the same time last year.

“There’s absolutely zero sacrifices in texture and flavor in my BeVeg vegan certified cheeses,” says founder Wendy. “Our nut-based vegan cheeses are known to melt in your mouth and we make them in a range of flavors.”

The products are made with locally sourced, fresh, high-quality ingredients that are organic, non-gmo, and certified vegan by BeVeg. Wendy even sources her herbs from a local garden and dries them to use year round.

“I am committed to the protection of animals and the purity of ingredients. The BeVeg team did a thorough audit of our ingredients, suppliers, and processes to ensure we are 100% vegan. I appreciate their process because I also take great care in my process of making homemade vegan cheese. Now the consumer can rest assured knowing we are completely dairy-free, animal-free, and cruelty-free,” says Wendy.

The BeVeg vegan certification logo is internationally recognized as the leading vegan symbol. The BeVeg vegan symbol is represented commercially on every continent except Antarctica.

You can find Wendy’s Nutty Cheese online and in stores across the United States. For the most up to date flavors and locations, visit www.wendysvegankitchen.com

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The Diversity Movement Licenses IDC's Industry-Recognized Diversity Certification System

Donald Thompson, CEO of The Diversity Movement

The licensing partnership creates a powerful blend of online education and research-based strategies to deliver better business outcomes

RALEIGH, NC, USA, June 30, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Society for Diversity Inc. is excited to announce a licensing partnership with The Diversity Movement, an innovative North Carolina-based Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Training and Digital Communications enterprise. The collaboration is a part of the Society for Diversity's overall strategy to leverage the intellectual property of the Institute for Diversity Certification (IDC)® and impart formal knowledge in a growing field.

Since the global Black Lives Matter protests, more employers are challenged to design meaningful interventions to eliminate racism, inequity, and bias in hiring, compensation, management, and promotions. Leah Smiley, President of the Society for Diversity says, "This level of culture change requires inclusive excellence to go beyond the Office of Diversity so that it's fully integrated with other corporate functions, such as marketing, product development, and the supply chain, to name a few. Simultaneously, organizations must ensure that traditional employee groups don't experience reverse discrimination. This is what IDC's diversity certification program is designed to do: develop more leaders who are equipped to create opportunities for everyone, while minimizing organizational risks associated with managing diversity well. This is also why a licensing partnership with The Diversity Movement is so valuable. They provide these services, and more, under one roof."

IDC designed its rigorous certification system to serve as a standard for inclusive excellence and to distinguish professional achievement in the field. As the number one global credentialing program for equity and inclusion, IDC has thousands of certification candidates and designees in 46+ U.S. states and 15 other countries. The diversity certification process is designed for all types of employees, from C-Suite executives and supervisors to human resources and diversity champions. IDC's process consists of a standardized test and a peer review of a work-related project to ensure that employees have both the knowledge and skill to lead culture change in the workplace. Through IDC, the Society for Diversity owns the Intellectual Property for the Certified Diversity Professional (CDP)® and Certified Diversity Executive (CDE)® designations. It also owns the federal copyrights and trademarks for both the CDP® and CDE® through the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, as well as several state trademarks. The company is in the process of completing its accreditation process with the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). Additionally, IDC is a current member of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence.

The Diversity Movement will be the exclusive provider of the CDP® and CDE® credentials in the State of North Carolina. Donald Thompson, CEO of The Diversity Movement, says, "Achieving culture change is not an automatic process. It takes knowledge, skills, abilities, and intentional strategies. Through education and certification, our work will help companies foster a community of inclusion. Further, our advanced market insight into different identity groups and new behaviors will provide more value for the companies who participate in this program." In fact, the Diversity Movement's entire executive leadership team has achieved the CDE® credential. The executive certification is an important component of challenging the status quo in management practices, as well as demonstrating the value of inclusion in corporate growth strategies. IDC's certification program specifically focuses on the triple bottom line advantage from diversity interventions, which is a shift from traditional notions of equity and inclusion. Thompson adds, "Moving the needle forward indicates that the nature of diversity work has changed. Every day we must continually discover new ways to serve customers better and develop the type of organizational culture where current and prospective employees want to be."

The Diversity Movement is a subsidiary of Walk West, a full-service digital-first agency. The Diversity Movement offers a comprehensive set of online courses, videos, podcasts, events and consulting offerings to both equip individuals with the cultural readiness to thrive in a global market and empower organizations endeavoring to embed D&I into the core of doing business. In addition, The Diversity Movement enables Walk West to add diversity education and training to its expansive list of capabilities. In 2018 and 2019, Inc. Magazine ranked the firm as the fastest-growing agency in North Carolina via the annual Inc. 5000 recognition.

To build the foundation for its D&I certification offerings, The Diversity Movement launched Diversity: Beyond The Checkbox – an online, self-guided course to help organizations build foundational D&I competence to generate business value. The Diversity Movement continues to expand its network of partnerships and suite of offerings including diversity gamification platforms, virtual privilege walks, CEO consultations and Chief Diversity Office buildout.

For a complete listing of classes, or to register for any of The Diversity Movement's upcoming prep courses, visit www.thediversitymovement.com.

Leah Smiley
The Society for Diversity Inc.
+1 317-777-7632
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Source: EIN Presswire