SDGs and Her Award Event

The United Nations is marking its 75th anniversary in 2020 at a time of great disruption as the COVID19 pandemic and the ensuing severe social and economic impacts upset markets, livelihoods and the wellbeing of millions. The year also coincides with the launch of the Decade of Action to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030 and protect countries’ hard-won development gains. Amidst global efforts to seek actions and solutions, women, particularly woman entrepreneurs, play a vital role in both tackling the pandemic and helping achieve the SDGs.

The World Bank, in partnership with UNDP, UN Women, and the Wharton School Zicklin Center, will hold a virtual award event on September 30, 2020, on the margins of the 75th session of the UNGA, to recognize seven woman entrepreneurs. These inspirational women were selected from a pool of 2,400 applicants from around the world that competed in the 2020 SDGs

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Post from Community: MATC hosts Sept. 16 registration event for GED, HSED, Basic Skills and English as a Second Language Programs at Walker’s Square

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To help connect students with adult basic skills, GED, HSED and English as a Second Language courses, Milwaukee Area Technical College is hosting another in-person registration event at the college’s Education Center at Walker’s Square from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16. Students can register for English as a Second Language (ESL), Adult Basic Skills (math and writing courses), GED (General Education Development) or HSED (High School Equivalency Diploma) programs.

The Education Center at Walker’s Square is located at 816 W. National Ave., Milwaukee.

English-language classes are available at all campuses; Spanish-language opportunities are available at Walker’s Square.

Strong health and safety protocols are in place. Temperatures will be taken at the door. A mask that

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Biden to address Moral Monday event tonight

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In this Feb. 29, 2020, file photo Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden smiles at supporters during a campaign event at Saint Augustine’s University in Raleigh. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

AP

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden will be among the speakers at an online event Monday night led by the Rev. William Barber II and the national Poor People’s Campaign.

According to the Poor People’s Campaign website, both Biden and Pres. Donald Trump were invited to address the priorities of poor and low-income Americans and the national organization’s agenda. Trump did not respond to the invitation, the group said Monday.

The online gathering, titled “Voting is Power Unleashed: National Moral Monday Mass Assembly and Teach-In,” will be live-streamed from 7 to 9 p.m. and will include coordinating committee members in the organization from across the country.

Other noted speakers expected to join include Jane Fonda, Mark

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