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Statement by President Biden on the Recognition of Niue and the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations
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Statement by President Biden on the Recognition of Niue and the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations

Today, I am proud to announce that the United States recognizes Niue as a sovereign and independent state and will establish diplomatic relations between our two nations. Niue plays a critical and constructive role in the Pacific, including supporting the region’s sustainable development, security, and marine protection and ocean conservation. Today’s announcement will enable us […]

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Statement from President Joe Biden on Tentative Agreement Between the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers and the Writers Guild of America
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Statement by President Biden on the Recognition of Niue and the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations

I applaud the Writers Guild of America and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers for reaching a tentative agreement that will allow writers to return to the important work of telling the stories of our nation, our world – and of all of us. This agreement, including assurances related to artificial intelligence, did not come […]

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Filmmakers Launch ‘The Cure for Hate’ Educational and Social Impact Campaign to Combat Rising National Hate Crimes Crisis
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Filmmakers Launch ‘The Cure for Hate’ Educational and Social Impact Campaign to Combat Rising National Hate Crimes Crisis
Filmmakers Launch ‘The Cure for Hate’ Educational and Social Impact Campaign to Combat Rising National Hate Crimes Crisis
Tony McAleer

Tony McAleer in 'The Cure for Hate: Bearing Witness to Auschwitz,' directed by Peter Hutchison

Author and anti-hate activist Tony McAleer and filmmaker Peter Hutchison of Eat the Moon Films are proud to announce the launch of THE CURE FOR HATE, a nationwide educational and social impact campaign designed to combat the rising national hate crimes crisis this fall. 

"Several years in the making — from the U.S. to Poland to Canada — we’re thrilled to begin sharing 'The Cure for Hate' and our social impact program with high schools and communities across America," said Hutchison. "Stories like these are a powerful tool, and can play a crucial role in helping to turn the tide of racism and intolerance."

The program will debut in Pittsburgh on Sept. 27 with Dismantling Conspiracy Theories and Holocaust Denial: a film screening and panel discussion hosted by the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh. The Cure for Hate team, former neo-Nazi turned anti-hate activist Tony McAleer and filmmaker Peter Hutchison (the upcoming "The Invisible Doctrine. The Secret History of Neoliberalism," “Healing from Hate,” “Requiem for the American Dream”) will also visit area secondary schools to engage with students, screen the film, and deliver the curriculum. THE CURE FOR HATE: BEARING WITNESS TO AUSCHWITZ will screen at the Eradicate Hate Global Summit. The program will also host a Teen Screen event with Film Pittsburgh in late September. 

The engagements in Pittsburgh mark the first stop in an extensive screening tour targeting secondary schools and select communities across the country with stops in Oregon with Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education, Idaho with the Wassmuth Center for Human Rights, Houston with TAPS Academy as part of its Anti-Hate Week, Tennessee with TN Holocaust Commission, and more to be announced shortly.

"I am really excited to share my journey and the history of the Holocaust with young people in a way that teaches important lessons to ensure it never happens again," said McAleer.

In the Jewish tradition, tshuvah means "return" and describes the return to God and our fellow human beings that is made possible through repentance for our wrongs.  

THE CURE FOR HATE: BEARING WITNESS TO AUSCHWITZ follows Tony McAleer, a former Neo-Nazi and Holocaust denier, who went on to become a founding member of the anti-hate activist group Life After Hate. Profoundly aware and deeply ashamed of the lineage of hate he'd once promoted, McAleer had long-contemplated traveling to Auschwitz in the spirit of tshuvah — to bear witness to the inconceivable ravages of the Holocaust and deepen his personal work against the rise of extremist politics. 

This project documents his profoundly personal journey of atonement to Auschwitz/Birkenau — exploring the conditions that allowed for the rise of fascism in 1930s Europe; shedding a unique light upon how men get into, and out of, violent extremist groups; and serving as a cautionary tale for our time that underscores the dangers in allowing hate to be left unchecked.

"The Cure for Hate brings the lessons of Auschwitz into the present, as living history — at this crucial moment, with hate and intolerance on the rise and continuing to dominate the headlines," said Hutchison. "Tony’s journey stands as a remarkable example of what is possible. After all, if a hardened neo-Nazi can find his way back from hate, then what lessons can it hold for the rest of us?"

Thanks to a grant from The Center for Prevention Programs & Partnerships “Targeted Violence & Terrorism Prevention Program,” THE CURE FOR HATE: BEARING WITNESS TO AUSCHWITZ aims to use the film and the lived experiences of author and subject Tony McAleer to counter the rising tide of intolerance and violent extremism. The impact program was created to engage vulnerable youth and select communities and — through the use of experiential learning exercises and the exploration of history — enhance resilience to indoctrination and radicalization.

"In this time of rising anti-Semitism, this film serves as both a memory and a warning of what hate can lead to if left unchecked," said McAleer.

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Scott Motisko

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Incident IQ Wins Tech & Learning’s Awards of Excellence for ‘Best Tools for Back to School’ in Secondary Education Category
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Incident IQ Wins Tech & Learning’s Awards of Excellence for ‘Best Tools for Back to School’ in Secondary Education Category

Tech & Learning's Awards of Excellence Program Recognizes Incident IQ as a Leading Solution for K-12 Support Teams

Incident IQ has been recognized with the prestigious Tech & Learning Awards of Excellence for "The Best Tools for Back to School" in the Secondary Education category for the 2023-24 school year.

Tech & Learning's Awards of Excellence program recognizes outstanding products and solutions that empower educators and enhance learning environments. Winning in the Secondary Education category underscores Incident IQ's commitment to providing innovative solutions that support schools, educators, and students in today’s technology-transformed learning environment.

Incident IQ is a leading provider of K-12 workflow management solutions that streamline the handling of IT assets, support tickets, and operational processes in K-12 schools. The platform empowers educators and IT teams to deliver seamless technology support, allowing teachers to focus on teaching and students to focus on learning.

“At Incident IQ, we aim to transform how K-12 support and services are delivered in school districts. The mission of supporting teachers and students through minimizing technology downtime is crucial, and our focus is providing solutions that return instructional time. We’re honored that the judges see the value and utility of critical digital infrastructure like Incident IQ,” said R.T. Collins, Incident IQ CEO.

The awards jury at Tech & Learning recognizes the essential nature of solutions like Incident IQ. “With the amount of technology in schools today, a quality management system is key.” Tech and Learning also took note of Incident IQ’s expansive library of MDM, SIS, and SSO integrations, allowing districts to incorporate Incident IQ into their existing tech stack. “[Incident IQ] has good integrations that will allow users to make data-driven decisions,” the judges said.

To see the full list of award winners, visit Tech & Learning’s Best for Back to School 2023 awards page

About Incident IQ:

Incident IQ is the workflow management platform built exclusively for K-12 schools, featuring asset management, help ticketing, facilities maintenance solutions, and more. More than 10 million students and teachers in over 1,500 districts rely on the Incident IQ platform to manage and deliver mission-critical services.

Incident IQ is based in Atlanta.

Contact Information:

Matt Owensby

Marketing Specialist

[email protected]

1-877-747-3073 ext. 255

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Luxury Cruise Connections Travel Advisors Named 2023 Virtuoso Cruise Icons, Luxury Cruising’s Most Prestigious Recognition
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Luxury Cruise Connections Travel Advisors Named 2023 Virtuoso Cruise Icons, Luxury Cruising’s Most Prestigious Recognition

Seven of Luxury Cruise Connections' advisors received the title this year, elevating the agency's relationship with over 400 select cruise lines. For clients, this means exclusive benefits and special discounts via the Virtuoso Voyages program.

Virtuoso®, the leading global network specializing in luxury and experiential travel, has recognized seven of Luxury Cruise Connections' travel advisors as 2023 Virtuoso Cruise Icons, a distinctive honor for a group of advisors whose sales performance excels within the industry. Only a select group of 78 advisors within the network have been honored with the Virtuoso Cruise Icon designation. This means Luxury Cruise Connections' team represents 10 percent of an elite group of advisors marked as the top one percent in Virtuoso's cruise sales, reinforcing its position as a leader within the luxury travel industry.

As Virtuoso Cruise Icons, JC Quintana, Derek Avello, Steven Gulko, Laura Bowman, Roger Powe, Monica Anderson, and Xavier Salinas will have access to various events and networking opportunities designed to foster growth, collaboration, and sharing of best practices within the network's cruise community, including Virtuoso Travel Week, luxury travel's preeminent worldwide gathering.

Virtuoso's combined annual sales of $28 billion to $32 billion allow advisors, including Virtuoso Cruise Icons, to offer exclusive benefits to their clients on over 400 select cruises annually across 12 separate cruise lines via the Virtuoso Voyages program, including a dedicated onboard host and a choice of an additional benefit ranging in value from $500 per couple to several thousand dollars, depending on the sailing. The network's advisors also receive access to enhanced traveler advantages at more than 1,500 preferred partner hotels and resorts, such as complimentary upgrades, personalized amenities, and additional bonuses that enrich the overall stay.

For more information about Luxury Cruise Connections and its luxury travel offerings, please visit www.luxurycruiseconnections.com. To learn more about Virtuoso and its professional travel advisors, please visit www.virtuoso.com.

Contact Information:

Misty Belles

Vice President, Global Public Relations Virtuoso

[email protected]

(202) 553-8817

Carlos Edery

CEO & Co-founder Luxury Cruise Connections

[email protected]

(305) 914-3040

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