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because we found it: Test out new video for change toolkit and get a free FLIP

Great resource from our friends at WITNESS! If you’re interested in using video to make a difference, while saving time, money and resources  — because who doesn’t — check out WITNESS’ new Video Advocacy Planning Toolkit. It’s free! What you get: Step by step training videos (cool interface with a dapper fella), and how-to’s to [...]

November 10, 2011 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off

because we found it: National award honors three Arizona winners for immigrant rights

This came across our desk – check out this event tomorrow! On Wednesday, September 28th, the Freedom From Fear Award will hold a reception from 5:30 to 6:30 pm at the Sheraton Downtown Phoenix to celebrate Arizona’s three winners of the award, which honors “15 ordinary people who have committed extraordinary acts of courage on [...]

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

because we found it: TONIGHT – tune in to “This (Illegal) American Life” tonight

Tonight at 9pm/8c, Current TV will premiere This (Illegal) American Life, a one hour documentary about the millions of undocumented students and workers in the United States.  The show follows the lives of Ilse, an undocumented American Literature major at UCLA who crossed the border at the age of 3, and Filemon, a strawberry picker [...]

August 1, 2011 by Maya | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

because we found it: “Moving the Mountain” remembers Tian’anmen Square through a new lens

Check this out! News of this screening came across our office this past week: In commemoration of the 1989 student-led protests in Tian’anmen Square, Link TV partnered with Amnesty International USA and Culture Project to air a television and online broadcast of the 1994 documentary Moving the Mountain. Directed by Michael Apted and produced by [...]

June 13, 2011 by Maya | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

because we found it: Fox News’ awkward reaction to SNL’s “Fox & Friends” spoof

“Fox News: Coffee, smiles, fear and terror!” On April 9, NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” (SNL) actors Taran Killam, Vanessa Bayer and Bobby Moynihan played the presenters of Fox News’ morning talk show ‘Fox & Friends’ Steve Doocy, Gretchen Carlson and Brian Kilmeade, respectively.  The cast discussed several current issues starting with the federal budget showdown [...]

April 12, 2011 by Pulkit | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

because we found it: Tonight! PBS airs stirring documentary about aftermath of Congo conflict

TONIGHT! Independent Lens, the documentary series on PBS, will present the broadcast premiere of a powerful new film called Pushing the Elephant. Directed by Beth Davenport and Elizabeth Mandel, the film follows the life of Rose Mapendo many years after the civil war that engulfed the Democratic Republic of Congo. The summary of the film [...]

March 29, 2011 by Pulkit | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off

because we found it: TODAY! The ‘It Gets Better Project’ book for LGBT youth launches

Today, the ‘It Gets Better Project’ is officially launching their book It Gets Better: Coming Out, Overcoming Bullying, and Creating a Life Worth Living.   The org, started by Dan Savage and partner Terry Miller, was in response to the spate of suicides in 2010 by gay teens who were facing continued harassment.  According to the [...]

March 22, 2011 by Pulkit | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

because we found it: Your thinking is correct, study shows using new media to engage youth works

Believe it or not, there are STILL some skeptics out there that doubt the success and importance of using social media to further a cause.  Yes, they exist.  We didn’t believe it either!  Some have argued that online activism often leads to citizens aligning with groups or communities of like-minded individuals, what is called the [...]

March 16, 2011 by Pulkit | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

because we found it: Screening and reading tonight in Brooklyn on child sex trafficking

This just came across our desk / MAC computer / Droid and thought we should share: Three Generations founder, Emmy-nominated documentary filmmaker Jane Wells, will speak briefly about their current campaign to end child sex trafficking in the US. We’ll screen one or two of 3 Generations’ short films, and author and Park Slope mom [...]

February 28, 2011 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off

because we found it: Documentary about A Good Man opens at NYC’s Quad cinema

If you didn’t make it to the sneak preview of the award-winning film, A Good Man, last December, here’s your chance. The deeply moving and funny documentary is set for its commercial release at the Quad cinema in NYC starting today. Running from February 25th to March 3rd, each screening will be accompanied by a discussion between [...]

February 25, 2011 by ishita | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

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