Local events and resources
WaPo’s Abby Ohlheiser recently announced that there’s something new at The Intersect, The Washington Post's blog about Internet culture. “At the top of each weekly newsletter, I'll be looking at a trend or concept that is important to understanding the Internet in 2018. Think of it as a glossary for being online. This is all still a bit experimental, so please email me any feedback, ideas or "X-Files" GIFs at firstname.lastname@example.org.”
Workers' Rights Clinics this August: The Washington Lawyers' Committee continues their clinics in August. All are welcome to participate. Contact Allen Cardenas, Clinic Coordinator, at 319-1000 with questions.
- WEDNESDAY CLINICS (August 8, August 22, August 22, 6:00-9:00 pm)—Sign up starts at 5:00 pm, walk-ins accepted until 7:00 pm; Bread for the City NW (1525 7th St, NW)
SATURDAY CLINIC (August 25, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm)—Sign up starts at 9:45 am. Walk-Ins accepted until 11:00 am; Bread for the City SE (1640 Good Hope Rd, SE)
Bread for the City lawyers. The Bread for the City Legal Clinic will be closed for intake appointments starting Wednesday, August 1 and re-open Tuesday, September 11, intake appointments can be made by calling the following numbers Monday - Thursday: 202-480-8950 (NW) or 202-791-3982 (SE). Bread for the City Legal Clinic’s work in court-based projects—Landlord & Tenant Branch, Paternity & Support Branch, and the NW and SE Domestic Violence Intake Centers—continues throughout the summer.
Tools and resources
- Has Your School Been Investigated for Civil Rights Violations? Use this tool from ProPublica to find out. You can check by school district or college.
- 15 Tips to Building a Better Social Media Presence is full of important questions and advice to help organizations of all sizes improve their social media presence. (Sprout Social)
- HTML Table Generator makes quick work of creating tables for your blog or website. Add the content, change the typeface, add some color, and you're done.
- Read 6 Free SEO Tools Social Media Marketers Can Use Too then implement. (Sprout Social)
- If you like data, check out Data Is Plural by Jeremy Singer-Vine. It's "weekly newsletter of useful/curious datasets. Archive available as a spreadsheet here."
- Read and share Women in the Workplace 2017.
- Don't be afraid; just jump right into Why People Make Bad Charts (and What to Do When it Happens). If you've not made graphs, learn what not to do. If you do make them, read and sharpen your skills. (FlowingData)
- What Do States Spend on Natural Disasters?, July 25. Free.
- 5 Trends Shaping a New Reality for Nonprofits, July 26. Free.
- Beyond Social Media: Identifying and Mobilizing Supporters with Data, July 25. Free.