Future Forward
Future Forward
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Today – around the world – the connected web is giving new power to individuals who want to support Ukraine in a time of need. Then – a look at Kentucky and why its teacher’s retirement system invested in a Russian bank and lost their money. And, finally, we look at SXSW, its upcoming return being in person in Austin and the controversies that swirl around its Texas home. I’m Laura Fitton, and this is Future Forward. I’m Steven Rosenbaum, let’s launch!

Chapter 1: Sending Messages of Support: 

Sending ‘a message of support’: How Airbnb bookings are helping Ukrainians

https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/news/2022/03/04/airbnb-booking-help-ukraine-russia-invasion/9366555002/

Major brands pulling out of Russia – pick your favorite outlet/story (maybe adweek?) 

https://www.google.com/search?q=Major+brands+pulling+out+of+Russia&rlz=1CDGOYI_enUS808US808&oq=Major+brands+pulling+out+of+Russia&aqs=chrome..69i57.1279j0j4&hl=en-US&sourceid=chrome-mobile&ie=UTF-8

What we can learn about Zelensky from his Servant of the People sitcom

https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/volodymyr-zelensky-servant-of-the-people-b2027650.html

Support Ukraine

https://www.nycmedialab.org/support-ukraine

Chapter 2: Kentuck and Russia: 

Kentucky Teachers’ Retirement Fund lost $3M in selling investment in Russian bank

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/kentucky-teachers-retirement-fund-lost-3m-selling-investment-russian-b-rcna18781

Rumors of Kentucky teacher retirement system’s large investment in Russia are ‘completely false,’ lawyer says

https://www.wdrb.com/in-depth/rumors-of-kentucky-teacher-retirement-systems-large-investment-in-russia-are-completely-false-lawyer-says/article_a6d20986-9bdb-11ec-9ec7-bbafba5276fc.html

Chapter 3: SXSW – 

Clubhouse says it won’t be attending SXSW 2022 because of Texas’ trans rights

https://www.npr.org/2022/03/02/1084063758/clubhouse-sxsw-conference

10 Tech Talks During SXSW You Won’t Want to Miss

How Austin Became One of the Least Affordable Cities in America

The Creator Economy vs Media Death Stars

https://schedule.sxsw.com/2022/events/PP1140735
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