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KONY 2012: Why it’s time to put the “rescue” story to bed

From Breakthrough president and CEO Mallika Dutt: Jason Russell and Invisible Children know that a powerful story can change the world. But by characterizing essentially all Ugandans as either war criminals or helpless victims, the massively viral KONY 2012 manages to flatten its subject rather than deepen it. Which is to say: it fails the [...]

March 13, 2012 by Mallika Dutt | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-side chat: I AM THIS LAND interview with contest runner up Genevieve Lin on multi-racial identity

Breakthrough’s I AM THIS LAND contest called on people to make a video on diversity to celebrate our differences.  We spoke to the first runner up, Genevieve Lin, who made the video What Are You? that teaches us to “see that diversity is not about having cookie-cutter identities.” b-listed: Tell us about yourself?/ Your video [...]

March 9, 2011 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , | Comments Off

b-side chat: I AM THIS LAND interview with Emily May from Hollaback!

Breakthrough’s I AM THIS LAND contest, now calling on people to make a video on diversity to celebrate our differences and win prizes, also wants to share the important work our partners are doing to uplift diversity. Read our interview with Emily May, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Hollaback!, an organization and movement dedicated to ending street harassment [...]

January 6, 2011 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-side chat: I AM THIS LAND interview with top teen feminist blogger, Julie Zeilinger

Breakthrough’s I AM THIS LAND contest, now calling on people to make a video on diversity to celebrate our differences and win prizes, also wants to share the important work our partners are doing to uplift diversity. Read our interview with Julie Zeilinger, founder of The FBomb.org, a blog/community created for teenage girls who care about their rights [...]

December 14, 2010 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-side chat: I AM THIS LAND interview with Marisa Treviño, Founder of Latina Lista

Breakthrough’s I AM THIS LAND contest, now calling on people to make a video on diversity to celebrate our differences and win prizes, also wants to share the important work our partners are doing to uplift diversity. Read our interview with Marisa Treviño Publisher/Founder of Latina Lista, which strives to be the premier news site for English-speaking Latinas/os and those [...]

December 8, 2010 by admin | Tags: , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

b-side chats: Indian filmmaker, Onir, tells us that a modern, urban India needs to be recognized in the mainstream

Breakthrough had the pleasure of chatting with award-winning filmmaker Onir. He is most notable for directing and co-producing his first film, “My Brother Nikhil.” It was the first mainstream Hindi film specifically addressing homosexuality in the context of human rights and HIV/AIDS. Breakthrough is a proud Co-Producer of a new series of films called “I AM” by Onir [...]

August 23, 2010 by Jitin | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-side chats: Our talk with those behind HBO’s “A Small Act” who show the importance of small gifts

A young teacher from a modest home in Sweden sent a small donation through a school’s global education fundraiser. Years later, Hilde Back, a Holocaust survivor, discovers that her small act actually changed the lives of hundreds of children in Kenya, by changing the course of one man’s life, Chris Mburu. We were excited to [...]

July 12, 2010 by Priya | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

b-side chats: Leader of Girl Child Network says that women’s rights groups need not to compete, but work together

In an exclusive interview, founder of the Girl Child Network Worldwide, Betty Makoni tells us about her organization, her mission and where she thinks the global women’s rights movement is going.

June 8, 2010 by Annie | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-side chats: Interview with Julie Zeilinger, teenage editor of top feminist blog, the Fbomb

We had the opportunity to talk to one of the busiest (and youngest) bloggers on the web, Julie Zeilinger, sole founder of the Fbomb, a feminist blog for teenagers. Let us rephrase: while the blog may be run by a teenager and posted from a teenage perspective, the content is relevant for any feminist young [...]

April 8, 2010 by Stefani | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-side chats: Interview with CEO of Alive and Kicking shows how soccer balls teach kids about HIV&AIDS

In an exclusive interview, Alive and Kicking CEO, Will Prochaska, tells us about how they bring jobs, play and health awareness to countries in Africa.

March 19, 2010 by Annie | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

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