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Why the “war on women” is bigger than you think.

Imagine this scenario: you feel safer staying with your abusive husband than you do calling the cops to report him. For many immigrant women in Alabama and elsewhere, that scenario is reality. The escalating “war on women” has —- rightly —- sparked broad outrage and urgent action to protect human rights in the United States. [...]

March 22, 2012 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off

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

This teen a “terrorist”? Really?

From Breakthrough president and CEO Mallika Dutt: Like a lot of teenagers you may know, Mansimran is a basketball-loving, Starbucks-drinking, robotics-studying all-American guy. It shouldn’t surprise you that he’s funny, grounded and charming. It should surprise you that sometimes, when strangers see his turban and the color of his skin, they lean out their car [...]

January 24, 2012 by Mallika Dutt | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

Happy Holidays!

photo courtesy of mattdesmond, http://www.flickr.com/photos/mattdesmond/

December 21, 2011 by crissy spivey | 1 Comment »

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: Tune into the Colbert Report tonight in support of Jose Antonio Vargas’ petition to “Define American”

When the New York Times published Jose Antonio Vargas’s piece “My Life As an Undocumented Immigrant” it shed  light on a huge issue.  He decided to quit his job as a journalist, and took the risk of coming clean about his immigration status in his hope to launch “Define American” a campaign he hopes will strike up a [...]

July 14, 2011 by Maya | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

breakthrough beat: New Year’s resolutions for America

New Years resolutions tend to range from the aspirational (making the time to volunteer, losing weight) to the mundane (daily flossing). Making a list of resolutions requires honesty, reflection and self-awareness—some recognition of bad habits, inertia, as well as a commitment to change. But what would a list of New Year’s resolutions for America look [...]

December 10, 2010 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off

breakthrough beat: FRIDAY – Tune in to watch Mallika Dutt’s keynote at Bioneers

Tomorrow, Friday, October 15th at 11:20 am PDT, our President and CEO – Mallika Dutt, will be giving a plenary address at the 2010 Bioneers Conference. The Bioneers Conference is a leading-edge forum where you can see tomorrow today: a future environment of hope. Social and scientific innovators focus on breakthrough solutions inspired by nature [...]

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

because we found it: Abigal E. Disney shares what docs you should be watching

From our friends at Witness: This post is part of our occasional series in which winners of the WITNESS Award (which we present at Silverdocs) discuss their top 3 picks from among social justice/human rights documentaries of the year. This post is by Abigail E. Disney who produced the 2008 WITNESS Award-winning film Pray the [...]

October 13, 2010 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

breakthrough beat: Closing night of I-VIEW Film Fest – September 26!

Don’t miss out! September 26th is the last night of I-VIEW Film Fest! Breakthrough is an Outreach and Promotional Sponsor. I-VIEW FILM provides a new lens to view human rights, through cinema’s ever changing landscape of desires, intimacies, gender & sexuality particularly at the intersection of culture & religion in South Asia. As North America’s [...]

September 24, 2010 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off

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