– Two upcoming projects – one by a George Washington University photojournalist student and the other a founder of a local blog – will focus on the harassment faced by women on the metro and include strategies of dealing with it. (WaPo, 1/8)
…prompted by the #MeToo movement and the increasing sense of the power of speaking out, women like Margaret Wroblewski are working to identify strategies to combat the problem of harassment on public transit.
Wroblewski, is a graduate student in new media photojournalism at George Washington University, has been working on a photography project called “I Was On the Metro When,” highlighting the experiences of other women on public transit. She’s photographed and interviewed a handful of women about their personal encounters with harassment on the system.
– Gretchen Greiner-Lott, WRAG’s vice president, reflects on what she learned from Matthew Desmond’s Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City and stresses the importance of looking at housing to combat poverty. (Daily, 1/8)
PHILANTHROPY | ACT for Alexandria has named Heather Peeler, former vice president of member and partner engagement at Grantmakers for Effective Organizations, as its new president and CEO. Read more
ECONOMY | GMU economist Stephen Fuller warns that the Greater Washington region needs to further diversify its local economy as future changes in government hiring could severely curtail economic growth. (Washingtonian, 1/7)
WORKFORCE | How do we improve worker training programs that often retrain workers for jobs they are unable to secure once the program is done? (Atlantic, 1/8)
HEALTH CARE | CareFirst is working with biotech companies that are developing healthcare products that will improve access to care in a more cost-effective manner. (WBJ, 1/5)
– Although many LGBTQ-focused nonprofits experienced an increase in donations as a result of the actions of the administration, they will still feel the impact of the new tax plan. (NBC News, 1/6)
– The National Council of Nonprofits is hosting a webinar, Now What: How the New Federal Tax Law Impacts Charitable Nonprofits, on Thursday, January 11th at 3:00 pm. Learn more and register here
CIVIC ENGAGEMENT | Today another Maryland city will vote to decide if it will lower the voting age to 16 in city elections. (WTOP, 1/7)
Here’s a chart of how fast animals’ hearts beat per minute.