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b-the change: A wish for the holidays – let’s keep families together

Guestblogger: Chris Harley, National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum Do you have a wish for this holiday season? I do. I wish that all families can stay together. That’s why I’m participating in A Wish for the Holidays, a campaign to gather 5,000 letters from kids asking our nation’s leaders to ensure that families stay [...]

November 11, 2011 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off

b-the change: Mallika Dutt on women and new media at Media that Matters

Women and girls matter!  As part of the series of discussions “Women and Girls Matter: A series of discussions” for Media that Matters, please join our president, Mallika Dutt on panel: “Throwing Open the House: What’s Next for Women and Girls in Film and New Media?” They will evaluate the shifting landscape and explore solutions to [...]

October 26, 2011 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-the change: Please stand up for human rights in Alabama

Why are some Alabama parents pulling their children out of school? Why are some Alabama workers afraid to show up to their jobs? Why are some Alabama families fleeing the state altogether? Because last week Alabama began to enforce one of the harshest immigration laws in U.S. history. HB 56 requires local and state law [...]

October 7, 2011 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-the change: TODAY join Rights Working Group and Melissa Harris-Perry on Twitter to discuss profiling and rights after 9/11

Originally posted on Rights Working Group Rights Working Group and renown progressive scholar Melissa Harris-Perry will hold a Twitter Chat, TODAY from 3-4 pm ET, about racial profiling and ways to reclaim and expand rights lost after 9/11. Why? Ten years ago, in June 2001, the End Racial Profiling Act was first introduced in Congress [...]

September 7, 2011 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-the change: See “Harry Potter” AND “A Better Life”- a powerful film about undocumented family from the director of “Twilight”

We know you’ve been waiting for Harry Potter forever, but make sure you support the film A Better Life! Undocumented stories are being told.  Just recently, award-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas came out of the shadows.  For years, the Dreamers – the students actively fighting for the Dream Act – have been sharing their stories.  And now,  A Better Life is bringing [...]

July 12, 2011 by Maya | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-the change: Join Van Jones to Rebuild the American Dream on June 23rd!

For many, the American Dream represents a land of unlimited opportunity and promise.  It has come to symbolize a country that can provide for their families and children, and live freely with pride and dignity.   Yet, as Rebuild the Dream describes, the American Dream is “under siege” right now.  Termed as  “The American Dream Movement” [...]

June 21, 2011 by Maya | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

because we found it: Mainstream media take note, “The Good Wife” breaks stereotypes

CBS has been in the news as of late about the troubled Charlie Sheen.  While fascinating, we’re more excited when mainstream media is used to shed light on important issues our country is facing today. But when CBS announced that ‘Ugly Betty’ star and Emmy and Golden Globe winner America Ferrera had temporarily joined the [...]

April 1, 2011 by Pulkit | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-the change: This just in from the Irish gov’t – NYC, make St. Patrick’s Day inclusive

On this, the 250th St. Patrick’s Day in the United States, we look at the symbolism of the holiday and its tremendous significance in current debates around immigration and civil rights in America. While the inclusiveness of the parade has come a long way since it first started, this year the New York City parade [...]

March 17, 2011 by Pulkit | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-the change: With the unfortunate murder of gay rights advocate David Kato, please stand with Brenda

A very important take action came to our attention. Right now, Brenda Namigadde, a Ugandan lesbian in the UK, is facing deportation back to Uganda. She has said: “If I’m sent back I’ll be tortured … it’s very dangerous for me.” Especially with the tragic killing of Ugandan gay rights activist, David Kato, this is [...]

January 27, 2011 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-the change: This MLK Day, Arizona moves forward

In the aftermath of the shootings in Tucson, debates are raging over hate-filled rhetoric in the political sphere. According to Daniel Hernandez, the brave volunteer in Gabriel Zimmerman’s office who helped his boss amidst all the chaos: I think a lot of people are realizing that the political discourse has, for years, become completely destructive [...]

January 14, 2011 by Zebunnisa | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

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