July 5, 2013
Friday Round-Up: This Week in the News
- The Atlantic Cities website explores a new mapping tool created by the Urban Institute to compare Census data on poverty for every metropolitan area in the U.S., comparing data from 1980 to data from 2010. You can try out the tool for yourself at the bottom of the page and see how things have changed in DC and many other cities.
http://www.theatlanticcities.com/neighborhoods/2013/07/poverty-maps-1980-look-astonishingly-different-compared-2010/6084/ (The Atlantic Cities)
- Arlington has a new director of housing programs.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/arlington-names-new-housing-director/2013/06/28/90f92834-e022-11e2-b2d4-ea6d8f477a01_story.html (The Washington Post)
- Mental health advocate Arthur Gallant shares his own story of how a supportive work environment has a positive impact on his mental health.
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/arthur-gallant/why-my-employers-acceptan_b_3531035.html (Huffington Post)
- Also from The Huffington Post, Melissa Thompson of TalkSession suggests that increasing awareness, understanding and empathy is key to ending the stigma around mental illness.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/melissa-thompson/lets-end-the-stigma-of-mental-illness_b_3522563.html (Huffington Post)