Results for March, 2009

breakthrough beat: TONIGHT – “Mix It Up” with Breakthrough at Therapy Lounge, March 30, 6 pm 9 pm

Anticipating a case of the Mondays? For $20 you can chase it away with a drink, food, raffles, and entertainment, and it’s all for a good cause – Breakthrough! “Mix It Up With Breakthrough” Brought to you by Breakthrough, Therapy Lounge, and Absolut Vodka, join us for a show hosted by Therapy’s resident comedian Brad [...]

March 30, 2009 by crissy spivey | Comments Off

b-days: Mallika Dutt, Executive Director of Breakthrough

Date: March 29 Claim to Fame: Mallika is the founder and Executive Director of Breakthrough! Did You Know? Mallika just returned from the University of Michigan, where she spent the month as a Twink Frey Visiting Social Activist. There, she spoke and taught about Breakthrough’s method of building human rights culture using innovative new media [...]

March 30, 2009 by admin | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: TOMORROW – Connect through music with Playing for Change

We at Breakthrough strongly believe in the power to transcend social barriers through various modes of popular culture. Grammy winning producer and engineer Mark Johnson had a similar idea when he founded Playing for Change (a group which “b-listed” covered a few weeks ago.) This team travels around the world, capturing performances by local musicians [...]

March 30, 2009 by admin | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off

our daily chirp: @GRITtv: Interviews Amnesty’s Campaign Director about new report “Jailed Without Justice”

@GRITtv: Jailed Without Justice: http://tinyurl.com/cm9adc Check out this Twitter post of an interview on GRITtv with Rosa Clemente, the Immigration Campaign Director for Amnesty International USA, whose new report is titled Jailed Without Justice: Immigration Detention in the United States. (We covered yesterday in b-listed – see HERE). Even though our economy seems to be [...]

March 27, 2009 by admin | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off

breakthrough beat: We’re at Amnesty USA’s annual human rights conference in Boston

If you see Breakthrough at Amnesty USA’s annual general meeting from March 27-29 say hi!   This year’s meeting is full of trainings and empowerment events so that anyone can join in the struggle for human rights, so it’s only right that we attend. Especially since the theme of this year’s meeting is how to make [...]

March 27, 2009 by admin | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: Si Kahn and John McCutcheon’s play “The Immigrant” on the life of Joe Hill

The Amas Musical Theater is holding a reading of the newest work of folksingers John McCutcheon and Si Kahn–The Immigrant as part of The Immigrant Theater Festival. Based on the final night in the life of Joe Hill, the most famous songwriter of the Labor Movement.  Hill came to the United States seeking a better life, but [...]

March 27, 2009 by anisha | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

culture shockers: Keith Olbermann covers Amnesty’s report on inhumane immigrant detention

Amnesty International just came out with a damning report on immigrant detention, “Jailed Without Justice,” which holds immigrants – and in some cases even Americans — in inhumane detention centers.  Not to mention, immigrant detention is holding people in these conditions for an undefinite amount of time — see here on our site Homeland Guantanamos that [...]

March 26, 2009 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off

breakthrough beat: “Mix It Up With Breakthrough” at Therapy Lounge Monday, March 30 6pm – 9pm

Anticipating a case of the Mondays? For $20 you can chase it away with a drink, food, raffles, and entertainment, and it’s all for a good cause – Breakthrough! “Mix It Up With Breakthrough” Brought to you by Breakthrough, Therapy Lounge, and Absolut Vodka, join us for a show hosted by Therapy’s resident comedian Brad [...]

March 26, 2009 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: Egyptian orphans “doodle” for Google contest

On April 3rd, Google Egypt will honor Orphan’s Day by displaying a Doodle created by the winner of the first Google Doodle Competition. Calling on more than 160 orphans in orphanages all over Egypt, this contest invites children to artistically express what they think it means to be an Egyptian, and asks the world to [...]

March 26, 2009 by anisha | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off

our daily chirp: @breakthrough: social networking wars

Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, Digg–sometimes keeping track of them all can getcomplicated! Breakthrough came across a humorous take on the recent surge in online social networking arenas and just had to tweet about it: breakthrough:Social networking wars- pretty funny – http://tinyurl.com/6j2wtj Watch and let us know if you laughed as much as we did!

March 25, 2009 by anisha | Tags: , , , | Comments Off

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