Free ID Fraud and Debt Relief Webinars, CLS Celebrates Farmerworker Justice & GlobalWA Hosts Foreign Investment and Food Security Talk

July 15- Free Webinar on Disaster Related Identity Theft Victimization and Fraud

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During the past year, a multitude of national disasters swept across the United States, from the man-made destruction caused by the Marathon bombings, the Sandy Hook shootings, and the Texas explosion, to the natural devastations of severe storms, flooding, Oklahoma tornadoes, Hurricane Sandy, and the still ongoing Colorado fires.

Unfortunately, in the wake of and even during these events, scammers and identity thieves are plying their trades, seizing on an opportunity to victimize Americans going through an already horrific time in their lives as well as scam those who try to offer aid.

What can we as professionals do to help prevent the crime and assist the victims in recovery from disaster related fraud and identity theft? The National Identity Theft Victims’ Assistance Network invites you to learn from experts at “Disaster Related Identity Theft Victimization & Fraud,” a free webinar on July 15, from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm ET.

For more info and to register please click here.

July 25- A Harvest of Justice for the Farm Workers of Yakima Valley

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Dolores HuertaPlease join Columbia Legal Services as we honor hundreds of farm worker clients whose labor of justice in the case of Perez-Farias v. Global Horizons will be recognized by national civil rights leader and beloved farm worker pioneer Dolores Huerta.

A Harvest of Justice for the Farm Workers of Yakima Valley with Dolores Huerta President of the Dolores Huerta Foundation & Co-Founder of the United Farm Workers

July 25, 2013, Thursday,  4:00 p.m.

Radio KDNA – Northwest Community Education Center

121 Sunnyside Ave, Granger, WA 98932

Light refreshments provided.

RSVP Preferred, cheli.bueno@columbialegal.org

July 25- Free Equal Justice Works Debt Relief Webinar

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Drowning in Debt? Learn How Government and Nonprofit Workers Can Earn Public Service Loan Forgiveness

Thursday, July 25, 3-4 p.m. EDT

A must attend for anyone with educational debt planning to work or currently working for the government or a nonprofit, this webinar explains how you can benefit from income driven repayment plans, including President Obama’s new Pay As You Earn program, and exactly how Public Service Loan Forgiveness works.

Learn more about EJW webinars here .

July 30- The Global Farms Race: Implications for Food Security, Poverty, and Foreign Investment

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Please join GlobalWA for a fireside chat with Dr.Gregory Myers, Chief Land Tenure & Property Rights Division, USAID,  and Tim Hanstand, President & CEO, Landesa  

When: Tuesday July 30, 4:30-6:30pm

Where: HUB Seattle // 220 2nd Ave S // Seattle, WA 98104

Cost: Member $10 // Non-Member $20

RSVP: Click here! 

“The Global Farms Race: Implications for Food Security, Poverty, and Foreign Investment” will explore the relationship between food security, local land tenure, and poverty.  For those not familiar, the global farms race is the practice of wealthy countries or investors leasing or buying outright huge swaths of arable land in low-income countries, often displacing local populations without consultation or compensation.

Using real world examples of land right acquisition from Benin to Tajikistan, Dr. Myers will demonstrate the importance of inclusive land use policy in ensuring proper nutrition, mitigating conflict, gender equality, environmental conservation, and ending the cycle of poverty in many low-income countries.

Dr. Myers will highlight how developing countries, investors, international organizations such as USAID and DFID, and non-profits like Landesa, are addressing the opportunities and challenges presented by the Global Farms Race. And will discuss how with strong land tenure policies and transparency, the Global Farms Race can benefit both investors and locals alike.”

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 Photo courtesy of Landesa